2008 Alfa Romeo Brera | new car review

Posted on Jun 19, 2009 by

The 2008 Brera, a sports coupe in classic tradition was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro in collaboration with Centro Stile, and built by Pininfarina. Combining sound engineering with haute couture design means the car has style and power in massive doses.

Using same two engines as offered on other Alfa cars, the Brera is quick even with the smaller 2.2-litre unit thanks to a good power to weight ratio. With wheels positioned right at the edges of the swoopy bodywork, the Brera promises exciting performance with ride and handling to match.

The 3.2 JTS engined versions on this car are equipped, as standard, with Alfa Romeo’s Q4 permanent four-wheel drive system. It shares its platform with the 159 albeit on a 175mm shorter wheelbase optimised for appropriate handling responses. Suspension systems deployed on this car are double wishbone on the front and multilink at the back.

The Brera  made its introduction into the Middle East last year and not much has changed for the 2008 model year on this car. Although not many are to be seen on the roads of Dubai, this has much to do with brand positioning allied to some poor promotion of the Alfa Romeo badge.

The car is gorgeous and has an eye appeal unlike anything else on the road. Its clean but rather rakish rear pillars, near perfect butt, narrow-eyed glazing, perfectly integrated side creases, neat triangular blades for door handles and side indicators, six-lamp nose, proud grille – all work in harmony to present a moving sculpture.

The Brera is obviously an Alfa Romeo – taking the make’s history but projecting it energetically forwards, neatly evading any suggestion of retro cheesiness.

Technical Specifications
Engine2.2-litre 4-Cyl3.2-litre V6
Power185 bhp260 bhp
Torque230 Nm322 Nm
Price Range

Starts from UAE Dirhams 180000- upto 220000*

* Prices are indicative and may vary at the time of purchase. All prices are ex-Dubai showrooms. Please check with your local dealer for current prices and offers.


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