Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon

Production Cars 31 Jan 2006
Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon

At the 2006 Geneva Motor Show Alfa Romeo will unveil the Sportwagon version of its successful Alfa 159. It features the same length and sporty look of the original saloon.

Alfa 159 Sport WagonThe Alfa 159 Sportwagon will have its world premiere at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show, together with the Alfa (Brera) Spider.

From the official pictures, it seems that the designers succeded in creating a “natural evolution” of the original design.

The 159 Sportwagon looks well proportioned and – thanks to the sleek roof line – has the same sporty impact as the saloon.

From the official Press Release:

The Alfa 159 Sportwagon represents a consummate blend of Italian style with the performance and handling of a genuine sportscar, combined with the flexibility of use and versatility of space you would expect from a high class estate. Like the saloon – the total length (4,660 millimetres) is exactly the same – the new model has been given a decidedly sporty look, without that look of ‘added-on volume’ which characterises the typical station wagon.

The sleek lines of the long roof give it a coupé feel, as does the roof spoiler and the edgy aerodynamic styling, while the superbly functional interior offers great load volume. All in all Alfa 159 Sportwagon guarantees the performance and dynamic handling of a sportscar with a size of boot in line with that of a high class station wagon, while also offering a versatility which satisfies the tastes and demands of the modern lifestyle.

Alfa 159 Sport WagonThe Alfa 159 Sportwagon is available in 2 or 3 versions (depending on the country), 12 bodywork colours and 5 interior colourways. It offers three new JTS engines with double continuous variable valve timing (the 260 bhp 3.2 V6 24v, the 185 bhp 2.2 and the 160 bhp 1.9) and three turbodiesel Multijet engines (the 200 bhp 2.4 JTDM 20v, the 150 bhp 1.9 JTDM 16v and the 120 bhp 1.9 JTDM 8v).

All of these are fitted with new manual six-speed gearboxes, and some versions also offer automatic gears and robotised Selespeed gear lever, also six speed. Without counting the fact that the range offers all clients, even the most demanding, the opportunity to select from various different options and innovative features.

(Source: Alfa Romeo)

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