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Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: United Kingdom
Re: Re-engined Brera/159?
Its all gone a little quiet on the facelift and the new engines. My dealer told me that the new 1750Cc turbo Mito GTA engine will make an apprearance in the 159 when its ready and replace current GM derived petrol engines. It will be in various guises up to 240BHP with either front or 4 wheel drive. (Not sure about Q2 but i guess its likely) They are also supposed to be introducing the new light weight steel to take 100-150Kh off the wieght and doing a minor revision to the interior. (I dont think anyone will touch the exterior but they will likely have new wheel options etc)
150KG lighter with an extra 55bhp over the current 2.2 shoudl really make it the drivers car it should be and in a reasonably economical co2/fuel consumption package as well. The big question is when and given the current climate who can say. Wouldn't suprise me if Mito GTA is delayed and the 159 will want to be big bang approach to boost mid life sales so my guess is probably 2010 now but it is only a guess
Maybe one of the dealers knows a little more?
56 1.8TS Lusso, 156 2.0JTS Selespeed Veloce, 159 2.2JTS TI, Mito 1.4TB 120Veloce, 159 1750 TBI TI.