Monday, July 19, 2010

The 2009 Alfa Romeo 159 Sport Sedan( 3.2 litre) AWD

This is could be one of the most gorgeous sport saloon from Alfa Romeo so far is you ask me.This is the continuous design from the predecessor model 156.
  •  This model was showcasing in the recent James Bond movie " Quantum Of  Solace " where the car chase scene took place in the tunnel until the deadly & narrow escape terrain & dangerous cliff  of the quarry.
  • Gun fire , serious car crash & never ending heart pumping sequence when Aston Martin DBS badly damaged but still trying very hard to escape away from the 2 Alfa 159.
  • Daniel Craig's play marvellously as a spy in a real world who fight againt the villain in the real situation where there is no more fancy gadget or weaponry like the old days.  
Technical specification :

Engine              : 3.2 Litre V6 , 4 wheel drive
Transmission   :  6 Speed Sequential Manual ( Semi Auto ) 
Horse power   : 260bhp
Max. Torque   : 322Nm

Pictures courtesy of  Google

The 2009 Alfa Romeo 159 Test Drive Diary

  • This is my third visit to Alfa Romeo showroom which located in the industrial area of section 13/2 ,Petaling Jaya.
  • It actually next to Land Rover showroom as well.The showroom is  nicely display , simple and neat.
  • That day i meet En.Mazmi Syah ( Sales Specialist ) who also a big fan of Alfa Romeo and he fall in love with it.
  • The 1st sign when you look at the car is the design is very sexy, very sporty and very fast.( the feeling )
  • We take a spin for about  10 km drive.1st encounter with the 159 when you enter the car which is the cockpit is very simple , sporty and straight forward very" Italia".
  • The gear box is a Selespeed ( Manual + Auto ), 6 speed , front wheel drive, 2.2 litre( 185bhp) andJTS( direct injection).
  • You can choose to drive manually or auto by using with or without paddle shift , the car just perform tremendously.Or if you are looking for maximun flat out then just press the "Sport Mode" it will take you to the higher level.
  • After a while i request Mazmi to demonstrate the beauty of the 159 with the traction control "ON" and he really drive fast and cut through twister corner on the public road .
  • You actually can hear the cornering sound of the tyre but the ride is very firm indeed. 
  • Good news : Do you still remember the car chase scene in the tunnel & the quarry of the James Bond movie " The Quantum Of Solace".That 159 version  is 3.2 litre V6( 260bhp) all wheel drive and  is coming to town soon.
  •  Please contact En.Mazmi Syah at 018-3765100 or email to him at .
  • Verdict : +   striking design , staggering and stunning                    performance and good price.
                 -  typical Alfa looks, interior's space is a bit cramped,  back seat head and leg room not great.
  • Greatest rival : BMW 323i , Audi A4 1.8T , Ford Mondeo 2.3 .