Re: 156 will be 159!
Trouble is, with AWD transmission losses and extra weight, the additional 20bhp over the current 2.0 JTS would probably be absorbed, so performance probably not much (if any) better. About time Alfa came up with forced induction. Look at the new Golf GTI. 200 bhp from their direct injection 2 litre. Lots of torque, and so much more scope for aftermarket tweaking.
I'm off to Geneva in a couple of weeks to see the new Brera (as 'advertised' in Autoexpress a couple of weeks ago). I wonder if the magazine jumped the gun on release dates, because no other motoring mag seems to have this story covered.