• Jan 31, 2006


This beautiful station wagon will debut alongside the Alfa Romeo Spider at the Geneva Auto Show in March, but Alfa Romeo has released these pictures to whet our appetites in the meantime.

Based on the 159 sedan, the Sportwagon is elegantly repackaged within the same overall length, without the "stretched" look of many station wagon variants.

The Sportwagon is offered with six powerplant options, 3 gasoline and 3 diesel, capped by Alfa's 260 hp, 3.2-liter 24-valve V6. A six-speed manual is standard, with a six-speed automatic optional on some models. Alfa's "Q4" four-wheel drive system is available with the 3.2-liter engine.

More pictures after the jump...

[Source: Fiat]


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      • 9 Years Ago
      Ladies, Gentlemen:

      1. First came the Alfa 156 Sportswagon.
      2. Mazda copied it.
      3. You can buy Mazdas in the US, Alfas no.
      4. Most humans of the North American persuasion therefore think the 159 is a copy of the Mazda.
      5. So what?
      • 9 Years Ago
      Cylon...or a pancaked Subbie B9
      • 9 Years Ago
      Stop looking at my naked sister you pervs!
      • 9 Years Ago
      I am a wagon/hatchback lover, currently own an '05 Legacy GT Ltd Wagon, which i think looks great. The 159 sedan of which this is based is one of the most beautiful sedans I've ever seen pictures of. This wagon version, while is not offensive in the least, doesn't seem too original and doesn't express the lines the same way the sedan version does.

      I agree it does look like a Mazda6 wagon, which I also don't think is the best version of the 6 (the hatchback looks a lot better).

      But 260hp with Q4 and a six speed manual sounds great to me, I'm really glad sport wagons are coming to the U.S. The big question is when Alfa will actually return so we can found out how well they drive and not just look.
      • 6 Years Ago
      A BIG FAT NO!!!

      The Mazda Xedos 6 was released in 1992... the Alfa Romeo was released yeeeeeaaaarrrsss later in 1998 or so of which the Xedos was then ended in 1999. The Mazda6 is a direct evolution of the Xedos... ALFA definitely copied the Mazda Xedos 6. Ya'll need to do some fact finding... try google.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I've driven around my 3 person family in a 156 Sportwagon for two plus years and never want to leave Alfa. Its got great safety features but most importantly its got guts combined with excellent road handling which gives me absolute control when I need it. Just one problem, we have twins on the way and I don't know what to do with the car. God anything but a Tarago -any suggestions?
      • 9 Years Ago
      You're wrong! it's the Mazda 6 wagon that has been copied by previous alfa 156 sportwagon model (which was released many years before the mazda 6)..
      even the former model mazda xedos 6 was a copy of the already existing alfa 156... do some googling...
      • 9 Years Ago
      CNN headline: Cylons capture Mazda6 wagon and customize it for personal use.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Guilty.

      But, at least you called me human. Always a bright side.

      And I got my Cylon joke in.
      • 9 Years Ago
      The new audi A3 has been designed by the same designer who designed the original Alfa 156 (his name should be Walter da Silva), that inspired this new 159 model.
      also the alfa 147 has been designed by the same guy before he went to work for the VW/AUDI/SEAT/SKODA group...

      all the cars he designed for them share a lot of similarities with the 147 or the 156


      • 9 Years Ago
      Hey, the profile looks like my 05 Legacy Wagon. I guess my Subie is more beautiful than I thought.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I have an Alfa147...very quick and slick...now thatI have a son this car seems to be the natural next step.....
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