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Alfa Romeo 147 (2001 - 2010)

Last updated 18 May 2018

 
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Model Timeline

February 2001
New 147 launched

Stunning-looking replacement for 145/146 with front-end retro styling reminiscent of late 1940s Alfas. Based on 156/Tipo floorpan. 4,170mm (13' 8") long x 2,729mm (5' 8") wide. Better looking than 2010 Giulietta.

120 bhp 1.6 Twin-Spark, 150 bhp 2.0 TS and 110 bhp JTD. Voted European 'Car of the Year' 2001 narrowly pipping the Ford Mondeo for the title.

February 2001 launch models are the 121mph 120bhp 1.6 TS in Turismo or Lusso trim and the 129bhp 150bhp 2.0TS with Alfa Romeo's Selaspeed semi automatic gearbox. All models are well equipped with air-conditioning and ABS as standard. Prices start at £12,985 for the 1.6TS Turismo, rising to £17,340 for the 2.0TS Selaspeed. Standard 3 year warranty included in price. 5 door version with 2.0TS manual gearbox offered from May 2001.

01-10-2002: 250bhp 3.2 V6 GTA version launched. The 115bhp 1.9 JTD diesel from mid March 2003 does 0-60mph in 9.6 seconds, emits 155g/km CO2 and offers 48.7mpg. 1.9 JTD prices from £14,500.

147 1.9 JTD Multjet JTD 16v from August 2003 has 138bhp, 225lb ft torque, does 47,9mpg combined, CO2 157g/km, top speed 130mph, 0-60mph 8.8 seconds, price £16,170.

11-02-2004: New entry level 105bhp 1.6TS from February 2004 list priced £13,350 for 3-dr and £13,850 for 5 door. Five year or 60,000 mile warranty from January 2004.

22-02-2007: Final edition Alfa 147 Collezione in UK from February 2007 with prices including metallic paint, leather interior and unique 17 inch spoked alloy wheels. Red and black leather, grey and black, or black and beige. Steering wheel mounted controls for the CD player, manual climate control, alarm system, six airbags, ABS anti-lock brakes with EBD, and ASR traction control.

1.6 TS 3dr £13,950
1.6 TS 5dr £14,450
1.9 JTDM 3dr £14,950
1.9 JTDM 5dr £15,450

November 2007

From late October 2007, 150bhp JTDM engine in the Alfa GT and Alfa 147 could be specified with a new limited slip diff. This offers a more sensitive set-up that maintains traction, roadholding and stability during hard acceleration in low grip conditions, and notably when exiting corners. It splits torque between the two front wheels constantly and dynamically in response to changing driving conditions and road surfaces; ensuring that effective grip is maintained at all times.

Q2 models also feature a satin finish on the ‘whiskers’, grille and mirror housings plus special 17-inch alloys on the 147 – 18” on the GT – a rear spoiler, chromed exhaust, lowered suspension and a Q2 boot badge.

Inside, red dials and white lighting, plus leather upholstery and red stitching on the steering wheel, gear lever and handbrake gaiter. Other neat touches include grey anthracite trims on the steering wheel spokes and console, and special Q2 kick plates and aluminium pedals. Also steering wheel mounted controls for the Bose stereo, cruise control and the VDC system.

3-dr 147 Q2 Sport Limited Edition 1.9 JTDM 16V £16,950

5-dr 147 Q2 Sport Limited Edition 1.9 JTDM 16V £17,450

Q2 GT Blackline Limited Edition 1.9 JTDM 16V £21,430

01-01-2008: New Alfa 147 for 2008 Complete with lowered suspension, new paint, leather interior and exclusive 17 inch alloy wheels. Now available in Ghiaccio White special paint finish, along with the unique option of a black gloss roof. The black roof paint choice is also extended to Alfa Red versions of the multi award-winning Alfa 147 range. Available from Saturday 9 February from £13,950. Has air conditioning and steering wheel mounted controls for the CD player, plus the knowledge that the vehicle is equipped with six airbags, ABS anti-lock brakes with EBD, and ASR traction control. A high tech alarm system also comes as standard. Powered by either 1.6TS petrol or 1.9JTDM diesel engine, both producing 120 bhp, the Alfa 147 Collezione accelerates from 0-62 mph in 10.6 and 9.6 seconds respectively and on to top speeds of 120 and 121 mph.

1.6TS 3dr £13,950
1.6TS 5dr £14,450
1.9JTDM 3dr £14,950
1.9TJDM 5dr £15,450

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