Alfa Romeo Brera and Spider get new engines

Alfa Romeo Brera and Spider get new engines

Alfa Romeo has increased the appeal of Brera Coupe and Spider by adding a pair of new petrol and diesel engines to the range of these stunning cars. These powerplants include 200 bhp 1750 TBi petrol and the 170 bhp 2.0 JTDM diesel.

The 1750i Turbo manages to deliver 200bhp and a decent amount of torque – 236lb/ft from only 1400rpm. Alfa Brera and Alfa Spider can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 7.7 and 7.8 seconds respectively, before both topping out at 146 mph (235 km/h).

The oil burning 2.0 liter JTDm gets fewer horses than the petrol – 170 – but comes with more torque – 270lb/ft. The 0 to 62 mph sprint is covered in 8.8 and 9 seconds respectively and top speed is 125 mph (217 km/h).

The new models are also available now with the exclusive Italia Independent trim level, featuring matt black titanium finish, 18" black opaque 'turbine' design alloy wheels, red brake calipers and Alfa 8C inspired aluminum fuel cap on the outside.

As for the interior, the cars comes with a sporty black leather bound steering wheel and gear knob with red stitching, carbon-fiber trim inserts, sports dials, black sports leather upholstered seats with Italia Independent branded headrests, aluminum sports pedals and foot rest, and a high-tech radio/sat-nav system.

Prices on the petrol versions are £25,205 (Brera) and £27,205 (Spider). Opt for the diesel and you’ll have to fork out £24,995 (Brera) and £26,995 (Spider).