because the most boring of the 3 variants was the best in terms of sales. I never liked the Brera, Something about the rear looked to large and bulbous. the 946 Spider is a fantastic looker but due to it's bulk and loss of roof it didn't quite impress dynamically. The sedan did what it said on the box. And now with the weight loss and lighter more powerfull engine is doing it even better...Well, what beats me is why they discontinued models when there were no replacement models for them... just plain stupidity.
Yes, sales of the Brera and Spider had slowed (and were never fantastic) - but why not, like they did with the 159, continue selling them with newer engines and small updates until you have something to replace it with...!
Even in smaller numbers, that would have at least given customers a choice....
But, then they keep the most boring of the 3 variants going and drop the coupe and convertible .... Huh?
They were probably canned because they weren't profitable. I totally agreed that it's sad that there's no sports car type Alfa's to buy. However keeping them in production at a loss is just going to damage the company more in the long term.I agree with Razzo in that they should not have discontinued it. What made them not sell the updated version with the 1750 motor here? Surely that would have solved all the lack of speed and weight issues?