Alfa Romeo 147

Used Alfa Romeo 147 Family Car available now on sale for sale at UK’s top used car Dealer & Exporter Jim Autos UK

alfa-romeo-147-available at UK top used car dealer exporter Jim Autos UKWho does not know the famous Italian sport car maker Alfa Romeo. What if you could have a family car with luxurious elegance and name cachet of Alfa Romeo. Alfa Romeo 147 is just that vehicle. Made from 2001 to 2010 it is available now at UK’s top new and used car dealer Jim Autos UK.

The Alfa Romeo 147 is a small family car produced by Italian automaker Alfa Romeo from 2000 to 2010. The 147 was voted European Car of the Year for 2001, beating the Ford Mondeo and the Toyota Prius. The 147 was launched at the 2000 Turin Motor Show as a replacement for the 145 / 146 hatchbacks, and is based on the running gear of the larger 156 saloon. It was available with 1.6, 2.0, and 3.2-litre petrol engines and a 1.9-litre diesel engine. The model was in production for ten years, making it one of the oldest small family cars on sale in Europe at the time of its replacement by the Alfa Romeo Giulietta in late May 2010. However, there is still some export stock left to last into 2011.

Styling

alfa-romeo-147 facelift model available at UK top used car dealer exporter Jim Autos UKAlfa Romeo 147 was designed by famous auto designers Walter de’Silva and Wolfgang Egger. The 147 received considerable praise for its styling on launch, later it was awarded with some styling awards. The entire 147 range was revamped in 2004, with the exterior styling changed considerably to be more reminiscent of the new 159 and Brera models, and Alfa Romeo Visconti concept car, most notably for its more aggressive look.

Development

alfa-romeo-147 facelift model available at UK top used car dealer exporter Jim Autos UKThe 147 was facelifted in the end of 2004: new front grille, new headlights, new rear lights and the interior was updated on all models besides the GTA version. Also a new more powerful diesel engine arrived and suspension was also tweaked. In 2006 the 147 1.9 JTD Q2 version was launched, which features a front Torsen limited slip differential. Alfa Romeo presented a new limited edition 147 called Ducati Corse at the 2007 Bologna Motor Show. The car is equipped with 170 PS (130 kW; 170 hp) JTD diesel engine and Q2, a front Torsen limited slip differential. The 147 has been replaced by the new Alpha Romeo Giulietta in 2010 which is also available at Jim Autos UK.

 High Performance Versions

0 hp) and could achieve a top speed of 246 km/h (153 mph). It has a widened body (15 mm at each side) to accommodate the 225/45R17 tyres. Earlier models have 6-speed manual transmissions; later models use Selespeed. London-based after-market tuner Autodelta has produced a “bored out” version of the GTA sporting a 3.7-litre V6, producing 328 bhp (245 kW),[5] and a split-axle differential gear for the front wheels. Autodelta has also made a Rotrex supercharged version producing 400 bhp (300 kW).

The handling of 147 was praised in some reviews, in spite of criticism regarding the light (sensitive) steering, which makes some drivers feel less involved. However, light steering does help during parking maneuvers. The car became well-known for its engine note, which is unusually mellifluous for a car of its class. 

The 147 GTA and 147 Autodelta GTA have been road tested by Jeremy Clarkson, and featured on television show Top Gear with a power-lap around the track by The Stig. In his review of Autodelta 147 GTA car for The Sunday Times, Clarkson described the acceleration as “…Ferrari throttle? Forget it. When you stamp on the accelerator it’s like you’ve hit the Millennium Falcon’s hyperdrive. Suddenly all the stars are fluorescent tubes. …” and the handling as “….A corner was coming. And then it was a distant speck in my rear-view mirror. I vaguely remember turning the wheel and I have a dim recollection of being astounded by the grip . . . and then the moment was gone. No, really, the damn thing is a barnacle….”.

Engines

Petrol

Model Engine Displacement Power Torque 0–100 km/h,s Top speed Years
1.6 TS I4 1,598 cc 77 kW (105 PS) @5600 rpm 140 N-m  (103 ft-lbf)  @4200 rpm 11.3 185 km/h (115 mph)  
1.6 TS I4 1,598 cc 88 kW (120 PS) @6200 rpm 146 N·m (108 ft·lbf) @4200 rpm 10.6 195 km/h (121 mph)  
2.0 TS I4 1,970 cc 110 kW (150 PS) @6300 rpm 181 N·m (133 ft·lbf) @3800 rpm 9.3 208 km/h (129 mph)  
3.2 GTA V6 3,179 cc 184 kW (250 PS) @6200 rpm 300 N·m (221 ft·lbf) @4800 rpm 6.3 246 km/h (153 mph) 2002–2005

Diesel

Model Engine Displacement Power Torque 0–100 km/h,s Top speed Years
1.9 JTD 8V I4 1,910 cc 74 kW (100 PS) @4000 rpm 200 N·m (148 ft·lbf) @1750 rpm 12.1 183 km/h (114 mph)  
1.9 JTD 8V I4 1,910 cc 85 kW (115 PS) @4000 rpm 275 N·m (203 ft·lbf) @2000 rpm 9.9 191 km/h (119 mph)  
1.9 JTD 8V M-Jet I4 1,910 cc 88 kW (120 PS) @4000 rpm 280 N·m (207 ft·lbf) @2000 rpm 9.6 193 km/h (120 mph) since 2005
1.9 JTD 16V M-Jet I4 1,910 cc 103 kW (140 PS) @4000 rpm 305 N·m (225 ft·lbf) @2000 rpm 9.1 206 km/h (128 mph)  
1.9 JTD 16V M-Jet I4 1,910 cc 110 kW (150 PS) @4000 rpm 305 N·m (225 ft·lbf) @2000 rpm 8.8 208 km/h (129 mph)  
1.9 JTD 16V M-Jet I4 1,910 cc 125 kW (170 PS) @3750 rpm 330 N·m (243 ft·lbf) @2000 rpm 8.0 215 km/h (134 mph) since 2007

 

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