Alfa-Romeo cars photo gallery

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Alfa Romeo 147

Alfa Romeo 147
Photo gallery of Alfa Romeo cars Alfa Romeo 147. Photo © Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo has been part of the Fiat Group since 1986. Alfa is known for unique styling and a passionate driving experience, if not for reliability. Alfa-Romeo was the last Italian marquee to be sold in the United States, with sales ceasing in 1995. Alfa Romeo was scheduled to return to the United States in 2008; their plans were delayed due to the economic downturn, but they did deliver at least one 8C Competizione to the United States. Now the brand is once again scheduled to return with the 4C sports car. Click the thumbnails for more information about each car.

The front-wheel-drive 147 was a compact hatch that competes against cars like the VW Golf, Ford Focus and Opel Astra. Introduced in 2001, it was the oldest car in Alfa's lineup when it was replaced by the Giulietta in 2010. The 147 is available in both three- and five-door versions. Our photo shows the five-door; note how the rear door's handles are concealed in the window trim, a design cue picked up by other cars including the European-market Honda Civic

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Alfa Romeo 147 GTA

Alfa Romeo 147 GTA
Photo gallery of Alfa Romeo cars Alfa Romeo 147 GTA. Photo © Alfa Romeo

While the regular 147 had a mix of four-cylinder gas and diesel engines, the hot-rod 147 GTA shown here featured a 250hp 3.2 liter V6 that propels it to 60 MPH in about 6 seconds.

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Alfa Romeo 159

Alfa Romeo 159
Photo gallery of Alfa Romeo cars Alfa Romeo 159. Photo © Alfa Romeo

The 159 was Alfa's answer to the BMW 3-series, Cadillac CTS and Audi A4, and like the A4 it offered a choice of front- or all-wheel-drive. Gasoline engines ranged from a 140 hp 1.8 liter 4-cylinder to a 260 hp 3.2 liter V6; diesels went from 120 hp to 210 hp, the latter a 2.4 liter 5-cylinder unit that produced a V8-like 295 lb-ft of torque and accelerated the 159 from 0 to 100 km/h (62 MPH) in 8.1 seconds -- just 1.1 seconds slower than the 3.2 V6. The 159 was based on a platform co-developed with General Motors, though so far only Alfa-Romeo has used the platform for a production vehicle. Production ended in 2011; a replacement will come in the form of the 2016 Giulia.

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Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon

Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon
Photo gallery of Alfa Romeo cars Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon. Photo © Alfa Romeo

The 159 Sportwagon was just what it sounds like -- a wagon version of the 159 sedan. The 159 was pretty short on cargo space compared to its rivals, but it sure beat 'em up on style.

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Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione

Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
Photo gallery of Alfa Romeo cars Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione. Photo © Alfa Romeo

The 8C was the most powerful Alfa-Romeo when it was in production and the only Alfa to feature rear-wheel-drive. Initially shown as a concept car at the 2003 Frankfurt show, the 8C entered production in 2007, and was discontinued after 2009. The 8C's body is carbon fiber; it rests upon a Maserati chassis, and final assembly took place at Maserati's factory in Modena, Italy (Enzo Ferrari's hometown). The engine -- a 450 hp 4.7 liter V8 -- was a joint Maserati/Ferrari design assembled by Ferrari. The 8C runs 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds and has a top speed of 181 mph. Alfa-Romeo initially announced a run of just 500 8Cs, a good number of which were slated for sale in the United States.

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Alfa Romeo 8C Spider

Alfa Romeo 8C Spider
Photo gallery of Alfa Romeo cars Alfa Romeo 8C Spider. Photo © Alfa Romeo

The convertible 8C Spider was first shown at the 2008 Geneva motor show, and is mechanically similar to the 8C Competizione coupe. Alfa built a limited run of just 800 cars, and production wrapped up in 2011. The price? €175,000 -- about $240,000 in US currency.

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Alfa Romeo Brera

Alfa Romeo Brera
Photo gallery of Alfa Romeo cars Alfa Romeo Brera. Photo © Alfa Romeo

The Brera was one of two mid-size coupes in the Alfa Romeo lineup, the other being the GT (although the Brera is arguably more of a hatchback). The story goes that the Giugiaro-designed Brera was shown as a concept car at the 2002 Geneva motor show, and that public reaction was so strong that Alfa decided to put it into production, even though it would be competing against Alfa's own GT. The Brera was based on the 159 sedan, and featured a slightly narrower engine lineup (1.8 and 2.2 4-cylinder gas, 3.2 V6 gas, 2.0 4-cyl and 2.4 5-cyl turbodiesels) and choice of front- or all-wheel-drive. The convertible version of the Brera is the Spider. Production halted after 2010.

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Alfa-Romeo Giulietta

Alfa-Romeo Giulietta
Photo gallery of Alfa-Romeo cars Alfa-Romeo Giulietta. Photo © Chrysler

Alfa-Romeo Giulietta

The Giulietta was introduced in 2010 as a replacement for the 147. As of 2015, it remains in production.

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Alfa Romeo GT

Alfa Romeo GT
Photo gallery of Alfa Romeo cars Alfa Romeo GT. Photo © Alfa Romeo

The GT was one of a pair of Alfa coupes designed to compete against cars like the BMW 3-series coupe and Audi A5. Launched in 2004 and produced through 2010, the front-wheel-drive GT was actually related to the 147 -- both were based on the now-defunct 156 sedan, which was introduced in the late '90s. Despite its aging mechanical bits, the GT was a favorite with Alfa fans (known as the Alfisti). Engine choices include 1.8 and 2.0 liter gas four-cylinders, a 3.2 liter V6, and a pair of 1.9 liter turbodiesels.

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Alfa Romeo MiTo

Alfa Romeo MiTo
Photo gallery of Alfa Romeo cars Alfa Romeo MiTo. Photo © Alfa Romeo

Introduced in 2008, the MiTo is a 3-door supermini based on the Fiat Grande Punto, and is Fiat's answer to the MINI Cooper. The MiTo features a three-mode "Alfa DNA" switch with Normal, Dynamic and All-Weather settings that controls the behavior of the engine, suspension, brakes, steering and transmission. Power choices include four versions of the 1.4 liter gasoline engine (78 horsepower and 95 hp non-turbo, 120 hp and 155 hp turbo) and two diesels (1.3 liter/90 hp and 1.6 liter/120 hp), with the 155 hp version getting to 100 km/h (62 MPH) in 8 seconds. The MiTo is one of three Alfa models still in production as of 2015.

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Alfa Romeo Spider

Alfa Romeo Spider
Photo gallery of Alfa Romeo cars Alfa Romeo Spider. Photo © Alfa Romeo

If your idea of an Alfa Romeo Spider is the classic convertible seen in The Graduate, this may come as a bit of a shock. That Spider ceased production in the mid 90s, right about the time Alfa pulled out of the US market. The more recent Spider was introduced in 2006 as a two-seat soft-top based on the Brera coupe. Like the Brera, the Spider offered a handful of engine choices, the most powerful being the 250 hp/237 lb-ft 3.2 V6 and the 210 hp/295 lb-ft 5-cyl turbodiesel, and front- or all-wheel-drive. Sadly, it too is now history, having been discontinued after 2010.