Make / Model Search

Alfa Romeo Brera


1 Jun 2006

ALFA’S 2002 Geneva motor show concept car became a production reality four years later, with the striking Brera.

Based on the front-wheel drive, transverse-engined 159 range, the overtly wedge-shaped, 2+2 seater, two-door coupe-cum-hatchback is offered in two distinct versions – a 2.2 JTS, and the all-wheel drive (Q4 in Alfa-speak) 3.2 JTS.

The former is powered by a 2.2-litre twin-cam four-cylinder engine producing 136kW and 230Nm, while the latter employs a Holden-built, 3.2-litre, quad cam V6 delivering 191kW and 322Nm.

Alfa pitches the Brera as a ‘grand touring’ coupe in the vein of the BMW 3 Series, but with a sportier, sexier edge. While critics generally agree, the model’s hefty body weight does blunt the performance on both models somewhat.

Initially, only a six-speed manual gearbox was available, but from early 2007, a six-speed Selespeed sequential manual was introduced on the 2.2, while the 3.2 scored a six-speed automatic transmission.

At the beginning of 2011, a run-out special saw Alfa's 147kW, 1750cc turbo engine replace the 2.2 JTS under the Brera's bonnet and a fully-loaded specification including full leather upholstery adorn the interior.

Read more

When it was new

Alfa Romeo models

Catch up on all of the latest industry news with this week's edition of GoAutoNews
Click here