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So when people say they've spotted a V6 Brera
or a Diesel Brera, how do they know !?!

(Apart from the noise if they're around town)

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the diesel obviously emerges from a huge cloud of soot, but i wouldn't know about the 2.2 and the v6:confused:
 

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Not sure about the Brera, but the GT V6 has a different exhaust at the back which usually gives it away for me.

Is it the same with the Brera or do they all have the quad exhausts?
 

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All quads - hence Nev's post I guess.
I thought 2 of the 4 are unused "duds" included for aesthetics.
Does the V6 utilise all 4??

Still doesn't answer Nev's question though :confused:
 

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The driver of the V6 got greater smile (and less money in the bank)...

The only difference I can think of is the front brake discs are larger on the V6, 330 not 305mm. To my knowladge the exhaust system is the same.
 

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Other than the lightened wallet :rolleyes:, if you look through the lower front grill, underneath the number plate, on the V6 you will see a light metal pipe. As far as I am aware this is not on the 2.2 JTS or the 2.4JTD versions.
 

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i guess one way is if you are behind a Brera and you can see a rear diff then its a Q4 therefore the V6:D (the diff is quite visable as it hangs below the rear bumper a bit)
 
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Discussion Starter #9 (Edited)
So to summarise:

Big red brake callipers, low hanging diff and
weird silver bit behind the grill = V6

Big plume of smoke = Diesel

Otherwise it's the little 2.2 ?

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Nev said:
So to summarise:
Big red brake callipers, low hanging diff and
weird silver bit behind the grill = V6
Not quite, the callipers on my V6 are silver/grey, not red!
 
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Okay edited out "red"

The rev counter is a good idea,
but the question was how to differentiate
in the wild, on the hoof. ;)


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The V6 is always spotted in petrol stations :lol:
 

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The one that actually over-takes other vehicles is the V6!
 

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Gary Slegg said:
The V6 is always spotted in petrol stations :lol:
Or in the drive, because their owners had to take the train to work to save up enough for their weekends of motoring!

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The one that actually over-takes other vehicles is the V6!
Or a JTDm... 25% more torque, slightly less weight and a lot less transmission loss.
:D

Both JTDm and V6 have the 330mm brakes with silver/grey calipers with Alfa Romeo on them so that's no help.
 

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Or a JTDm... 25% more torque, slightly less weight and a lot less transmission loss.
Ah yes, but with the engine is running, then the V6 can easily be separated from JTDm... just listen! :p
 

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The brake discs on the 2.4JTDM are the same size as the V6 - 330mm diameter, 28mm width. The calipers on the V6 are silver-grey, not red.

Without scrabbling round under the car to see whether it's got a prop shaft and rear diff., or popping the bonnet, I think that the best way to tell is that one of the three small gauges in the centre console for the diesel shows turbo boost pressure; on the petrol engined versions it shows oil temperature.
 
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