Bored waiting for
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: United Kingdom
Re: "New 159"?
The much talked about lighter 159 will supposedly shave off 150KG. The MY08 159 was about 50KG lighter by standard weight saving and use of lighter alloy wheels etc. The big saving of 100kg+ though will come in 2010 when they start using a new light weight steel for the car body. (This is an industry standard process and not an Alfa thing) Though this is not linked to 149 or Mito development?
The 159 is also due a mid life facelift in I believe 09 or 10, probably to coincide with the release of the new petrol turbo engines?
56 1.8TS Lusso, 156 2.0JTS Selespeed Veloce, 159 2.2JTS TI, Mito 1.4TB 120Veloce, 159 1750 TBI TI.