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...he was telling me a few bits of interesting information.

I was at the dealers today to get a warranty repair done on the wifes Punto and while I was waiting I got chatting to the Alfa sales man. He was at the Balocco track to drive the new Q-matic 159 and Brera and spotted (well he heard initially) a 159 driving around another section of the track. He said it sounded amazing and also noticed the large air vents cut into the front bumper. He quizzed the Alfa guys and they wouldn't tell him what it was (they would only say it was a 159 and it was a diesel). He reckons by the noise it had to be a V8.

Secondly while driving the Brera down the straight doing "over 200 kmh" he was passed by a heavily disguised Fiat Panda :eek: He reckons it must have been a test mule for one of the new turbo engines.

Lastly, following on from the 169 prototype photos, he also said the 169 would be out by the end of 2008.
 

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Awesome, we'll have THAT engine in the 4C please Alfa.

*Ghosty grins at all the Brera Owners he's gonna OWN*
 

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V8 diesel, now that sounds exciting think of the torque in that beast!! especially straped in a Brera:cool: :cool: :cool:
 

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I reckon they were lying about it being a diesel. They were trying to fob off questions about what was really under the bonnet.
 

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Got to have been a 159 GTA ???

@ GhostyDog... you wish monkey boy !! :p
 

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Well there's something exciting in the pipeline.Keep your eyes peeled in auto express.:)
 

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Got to have been a 159 GTA ???

@ GhostyDog... you wish monkey boy !! :p
I meant the one in the panda, could be the 230bhp 1.8T that's being touted. Wonder what the power to weight ratio would be on the punto platform, especially if Alfa really tired hard to keep the weight down.
 

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I also heard about the next instalement in the tractor saga to be a 3 litre diesel engine(posibly a developement from the 2.4 JTD).
Also,169 NEEDS a big V8 Diesel engine to succeed in Europe.
 

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I also heard about the next instalement in the tractor saga to be a 3 litre diesel engine(posibly a developement from the 2.4 JTD).
Also,169 NEEDS a big V8 Diesel engine to succeed in Europe.
Next diesel is suppoosed to be a 250 bhp 3 litre V6. I doubt it would be a development of the 2.4 (in-line 5).
 
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It could be a V6 diesel. This year I think Alfa was really wanting to push the boat out with the 159
 

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Jon, just one thing. You ACTUALLY BELIEVED what an Alfa sales rep told you ??????????????????????????????????????????? :eek: :rolleyes:


Mad I tell thee. Mad. Lost thine plot he has. :tut:
 

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Glad you're not bitter tho dude !! :p

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Jon, just one thing. You ACTUALLY BELIEVED what an Alfa sales rep told you ??????????????????????????????????????????? :eek: :rolleyes:


Mad I tell thee. Mad. Lost thine plot he has. :tut:
:lol: Yes I might just be mad.

I've no reason to doubt the guy as he's no pimply youth and seems fairly sensible. It was good to see an Alfa salesman who is actually interested in the product he is selling and seemed very knowledgable and up to date with the current rumours and speculation.
 
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