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159 3.2 Ti question

Are all 159 3.2 Ti's Q4?

I've looking around and not many 3.2 Ti's available.

Seen this one http://http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201145427291108/usedcars?atcide=emgm6&logcode=emf

But its not stated as Q4
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The last of the 3.2 159 are FWD. That would be a 58, 09 or maybe a 59 plate. But they would be like 'hens teeth' to find. Even rarer that the 3.2 Q4. They must be lighter and premumably potentially better on petrol that the Q4.

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Search the forum pretty sure that a 159 V6 Q4 is up for sale at the moment. It's not a TI but if you have to you could get the wheels, skirts and springs to make a nearly TI.
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Did some searching and found a few 159 3.2 Ti Q4's but didn't know they were so rare. Even found a 159 3.2 Ti Q4 Q-tronic! Now that must be an endangered species

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Are all 159 3.2 Ti's Q4?

I've looking around and not many 3.2 Ti's available.

Seen this one http://http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201145427291108/usedcars?atcide=emgm6&logcode=emf

But its not stated as Q4
Not as heavy a car as Q4 spec....better car imho check out knocking Q4 threads
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Even found a 159 3.2 Ti Q4 Q-tronic! Now that must be an endangered species
That sounds nice
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That sounds nice
Sounds heavy and slow....
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Sounds heavy and slow....
If you want a fast car, go get an Evo........
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I own a 159 Lusso Q4 Qtronic.
Love the look of the Ti but would not substitute my 4wd for a FWD 3.2 version despite the added weight.
Despite the negative articles iv'e read about 4wd in both 159 & Brera I still believe its the best combination for
V6 variants.
The FWD versions with the trick prodrive diff probably feel more alive on twisty roads but for everyday motoring in any driving condition the Q4 for me is the best compromise.
Keep your Evo's Subaru's and even RS4'S for me the 159 is king of style and individuality.

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I own a 159 Lusso Q4 Qtronic.
Love the look of the Ti but would not subsistue my 4wd for a FWD 3.2 version despite the added weight.
Despite the negative articles iv'e read about 4wd in both 159 & Brera I still believe its the best combination for
V6 variants.
The FWD versions with the trick prodrive diff probably feel more alive on twisty roads but for everyday motoring in any driving condition the Q4 for me is the best compromise.
Keep your Evo's Subaru's and even RS4'S for me the 159 is king of style and individuality.
Agree with the above apart from the trick diff comment as its a standard open diff with traction control that "mimmicks" a self locking diff.

It does not distribute torque electronically.
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Ah,my apologise. I thought they used a set up like the Q2 Autodelta offering on the last FWD versions.
If its just TC then the Q4's must surley be the better option which is a pity Alfa ditched it after such a short time.
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eQ2 which all later FWD Brera's have has nothing to do with Autodelta.

Regardless of what people believe, it's marketting for fancy traction control & not very effective compared to a proper LSD.
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Strange why they ditched the Q4 in favour of the Prodrive FWD Brera.
Still they don't even make that anymore.
Shame.
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