Alfa Romeo recently unveiled 2 new variants of the Brera and Spider models in the UK, namely the 1750 TBI petrol and the 2.0 JTDM diesel. Both the engines are turbocharged, with the petrol and diesel versions generating 200hp and 170hp respectively.
The 1750 TBi generates 320Nm of torque, propelling the Brera from zero to 100km/h in 7.7 seconds. In the Spider, it takes 0.1 second slower but is still impressive considering that it is a cabriolet. Top speed for both models is 235 km/h. The 2.0 liter JTDM diesel unit pumps out 360Nm of torque, allowing the Brera to hit 100 km/h in 8.8 seconds. The diesel powered Spider does the century sprint in 9.0 seconds and reaches a top speed of 217 km/h, a similar figure for the Brera.
At the same time, the UK division also revealed a new trim line called the Italia Independent, available with all engine options including the ones above. The trim level includes a matt black titaniuim finish, 18-inch black alloys that hide red brake calipers as well as an Alfa 8C inspired aluminium fuel cap. On the inside, one can find black leather bound steering wheel, gear knob with red stitching and black sports leather seats with Italia Independent branding on the headrests. There are also carbon-fibre trim inserts, aluminium sports pedals and foot rest as well as an audio plus navigation unit.
Let’s hope that these versions will reach our shores not long in the future.