The Alfa Romeo 147 is a compact luxury car produced by the Italian manufacturer Alfa Romeo from 2000 – 2010. The Alfa Romeo 147 was voted European Car of the Year in 2001, ahead of the Ford Mondeo and Toyota Prius. The Alfa Romeo 147 was introduced at the Turin Motor Show in 2000 as a replacement for the 145/146 hatchbacks , and is based on the chassis of the 156 large sedan. It was available with 1.6 , 2.0, and 3.2-liter petrol engine and 1.9 liter diesel. The model has been in production for ten years, making it one of the oldest in small family cars on sale in Europe at the time of its replacement by the Alfa Romeo Giulietta in late May 2010.
The Alfa Romeo 147 was designed by Walter de Silva and Wolfgang Egger. The Alfa Romeo 147 has been highly praised for its launch style then received several section. The entire 147 range was renovated in 2004, with the exterior styling changed considerably to be more reminiscent of the new 159 and Brera and Alfa Romeo Visconti concept car models , especially the more aggressive. The Alfa Romeo 147 achieves a drag coefficient of 0.32.
The 147 was restyled in late 2004: new grille , new headlights , new rear lights and the interior was updated on all models except GTA versions. Also a new, more powerful diesel engine arrived and suspension was also tweaked. In 2006, he launched the 147 1.9 JTD Q2 version, which has a limited slip front differential Torsen. Alfa Romeo presented a new limited edition 147 called Ducati Corse at the Bologna Motor Show 2007. The car is equipped with an engine of 170 hp diesel JTD Q2 and a Torsen limited-slip front differential.
The hatch Romeo 147 GTA Alfa hot model was launched in 2002. The GTA used a 3.2 V6 engine produces 250 horsepower and can reach a top speed of 246 km / h. His body is enlarged to accommodate the 225/45R17 tires. Early models have a manual 6-speed transmission , the latest models Selespeed. London – based in the aftermarket tuner Autodelta has produced a sport “boring” version of GTA engine 3.7-liter V6 that produces 328 horsepower and divided by a differential gear shaft to the front wheels. Autodelta has also made a Rotrex supercharged version of producing 400 hp.
Alfa Romeo 147 is a connection on-board information system, an embedded telematics system located in the center console, which through its five on-screen provides access to satellite navigation and hands-free mobile phone allows you to adjust settings CD player and radio. If subscribed to the CONNECT system by pressing the green button which will connect directly to a team member services for help.