• Sep 15, 2006
This just in from Info Motori: some concept sketches of Alfa Romeo's upcoming 147-replacement, the 149. OK, so they are just a few more illustrations to go along with the dozen or so others floating around out there, but with Alfa poised for a U.S. comeback and products like the 8C and Brera out there, Alfa is one of our favorite topics of conversation lately.

Although people have been speculating about the new design for more than a year, the renderings put forth have generally fallen into two categories. Some have been evolutions of the hot hatch look with Brera-like front ends, while the remainder have used an 8C type nose. This one falls somewhere in between and doesn't seem to have the elegance of either. The article offers no new information about the running gear besides some speculation about current offerings, but does so in a wonderfully quaint Italian-to-English translation that reminds us of talking to our paesans. Follow the jump for a couple more pics.

[Source: Info Motori]

We can't say the front end is all that attractive compared to its siblings, with the trident grill looking a bit too pinched, sitting low and center between the big headlamp clusters.



The rear uses a big twin circle tail lamp array, but manages to look more GTI than anything.



The interior looks clean and slightly retro with a very simple layout and lots of circles surrounding the built in LCD, mounted just above the shifter.


I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 8 Comments
      • 8 Years Ago
      I like it since it is different. Alfa should bring it here!!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I have learned not to judge these pre-production thingees. I blasted the new Chevy Silverado in pre-production shots and it turns out to be way better looking in actual production form. I'll wait and see on the 149.
      • 8 Years Ago
      These are the worst photoshops I've ever seen 'bout this car,even if they're made by a compatriot;especially the third:it's simply the interior of 159 with a different colour!Trust it will have something of the 8c Competizione...but not in this way!!!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      It needs more work looks unfinished, especially the interior.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Well, I hope Info Motori's artist had been dipping a bit too heavily into the grappa when he did that... it's NOT an improvement over the 147 (which I've wanted since I was working in Italy... it went on sale while I was there.) This looks like a Tribeca raped a 147 and the 149 concept shown above was the result...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Alfa has always been design leader. I like their car design, but their interiors are one of the best on market - sporty,luxury and not comon.
      On the other side I hate interior design of american cars like dodge,ford,saturn,... it's so ugly and boring :)
      • 8 Years Ago
      Dammmmmmmmmm, that car is ugly.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Dammmmmmmmmm, that car is ugly.