Originally Posted by FCAR
The 159 1,9 jts has just been grouptested in the danish mag bilmagasinet (means The Car Magazine).
The other cars were BMW 320i, Audi A4 1.8T anv Volvo S60 2.4 170.
The Alfa won hands down.
They should test 159 2.2Jts....
As for rivals in order no to confuse and not to be tricked by mags...
1.9JTS 160 in place of 1.8TS 140
2.2JTS 185 in place of 2.0JTS 165
3.2JTS 260 in place of 3.2V6 240(not in place of 3.2-250hp of GTA-thats why we must compare 159 3.2 Q4 with 156 GTA but with 166 3.2 with simiral weight/dimensions!
159 2.2JTS is the rival of the 320i and 159 1.9JTS is the rival of the 318i 2.0.....just use the same measure...for years mags compared the 2.2lt 320i and the 2.0lt 318i with the 2lt and 1.8lt 156...i don't understand why now...some mags change the measure ever in disadvantage if alfa...that's not correct...
1858cm3 159 1.9JTS 160hp/190nm is the rival of the 1995cm3 318i 129hp/180nm(A4 2.0,C180 Kompressor etc.)
2198cm3 159 2.2JTS 185hp/230nm is the rival of the 1995cm3 320i 150hp/200nm(A4 1.8T,C200 Kompressor,X type 2LITRE 2.1V6 etc.)
as in the past..
the 1995cm3 318i 143hp/200nm was the rival of the 1747cm3 156 1.8T.SPARK 140hp/167nm
and the 2171cm3 170hp/210nm was the rival of the 1970cm3 156 2.0JTS 165hp/206nm...
if BMW regress in power torque and in the 320i in cubature is their problem...the same measure have to be respected....
All this years from 1997 when 156 was introduced,why the magazines compared 156 1.8 with 318(2.0) and 156 2.0ts with 320(2.2)?....the same thing happened with nowadays Gt coupe 2.0jts compared not with 318ci but with 320ci....All these years,journalists were comparing different things for bmw's favour..........now it is alfa's turn to do the same-Revenge is a dish best served cold
159 1.9JTS BMW 318i new engine for bmw-2006
159 2.2JTS BMW 320i
159 2.8JTS-230hp BMW 325i new engine for Alfa Romeo- 2006
159 2.8JTS Q4 BMW 325xi
159 3.2JTS Q4 BMW 330xi
159 1.9JTDm 120 BMW 318d 2.0
159 1.9JTDm 150 BMW 320d
159 2.4JTDm BMW 320d
159 3.0JTDm Q4 BMW 330xd
Mags like automobilismo/quattroruote/autocar consider 159 2.2jts as the rival of 320i....Also 320i costs in different countries more than 3/4000euro than 159 1.9jts so it is obvious....320i vs 159 2.2jts...etc...