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When collecting my 159 from Lipscomb yesterday I was told that the 2.4 is more than likely going to be dropped sometime next year and replaced with a tuned version of the twin turbo 1.9 from the Saab 93, for better emissions and fuel economy. Shame really as I like the 2.4 and if I get another 159 it would have to have the 2.4....

I know this has been talked about for some time but this is as official as it gets for now I think.....
 

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No mention of the V6 derv, only the 1.9 twin turbo....
 

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The GM / Vauxhall V6 turbo D like in the Signum is a great engine. Perhaps a tad too refined for an Alfa but a good starting block for sure:)
 

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Is that necessarily a bad thing Flapdog? I understand that the ttid engine is very good though I've never actually driven one.

I didn't go for the 2.4 as it would have killed me on the company car tax. An extra £150 a month.
 

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isn't there talk of a 2.0TD with 2 power outputs too :confused:
 

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Is that necessarily a bad thing Flapdog? I understand that the ttid engine is very good though I've never actually driven one.
Nor have I, and for company car drivers (who I suspect make up the majority of new 159 purchases) I suspect it will be a good move. My own experience of the 1.9 sinlge turbo (albeit in an Astra) was not good. The Saab puts out 180bhp iirc so not a huge amount, and not particularly fast, as someone at work had one for a while, but I suspect from what I was told the Alfa version will have more power.

The noise of the 5 pot is what will be missed for me, the emissions make no difference for me as a private buyer.
 

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AFAIK the SAAB has 180bhp and 400Nm torque and the Alfa tuned unit should be 190bhp................if they do it.

There are lots of rumours about:

Some I have heard:

1. the 1.9 JTTD will sit alongside the 2.4 JTDm (which may have a power increase)

2. The 2.0 TD will come in 2 power outputs but the 2.4 JTDm will still stay and there will be no 1.9 JTTD

3. the 2.4 JTDm will be killed off and there will be just the 2.0 TD engines

4. the 2.4 JTDm will be killed off and the will be 2 2.0 TD(150 bhp & 200bhp +) and a 1.9 JTTD (190bhp)

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That 9 3 engine is good on fuel though :)
 

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Of course it is dear :rolleyes:
 

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Of course you aren't dear :rolleyes:

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