• Nov 16th 2006 at 5:31PM
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The Alfa Romeo 159 is arguably the most beautiful sedan on the market, but Alfa's raising the stakes with the new ti package. The sporty trim-level will be formally unveiled at next year's Geneva show, but we've got the details for you a little early.

The Turismo Internazionale label is an historic designation for Alfa Romeo, going back all the way to the 1963 Giulia ti Super, carrying on through the Alfasud ti and on to today as the highest sport trim-level on several Alfa models. The 159 ti is positioned against the S-Line and M-Sport packages from rivals Audi and BMW respectively, offering upgraded wheels and brakes together with sportier trim inside and out.

Outside, the 159 ti gets a new body kit, stiffer suspension lowered by 20mm, and red Brembo calipers peering out from behind 19-inch alloy rims. There's also the option of either aluminum-finish or body-colored side mirrors, an upgraded exhaust and the requisite badging to go along with it all. Inside the cabin are sports seats, a dark-tinted aluminum center console, aluminum pedals, door-sill panels, a revised instrument panel, red-stitched black leather wheel and shifter, plus all the electric goodies. The ti trim level is positioned above the Basic, Progression, Distinctive and Exclusive models and can be had on a wide range of drivetrain models.

Just in case US buyers needed any more reason to anxiously await Alfa's return to American shores.

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Bah. It's one of the most gorgeous sedans- inside and out- I've seen since the original Jaguar XJ models. Can't wait to see them in the US!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Can't wait till they make their return to the US.
      • 8 Years Ago
      unless its got more horsepower than the competition it goes nowhere in this country-
      • 8 Years Ago
      Incredibly gorgeous automobiles from Alfa.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The TI is coming to market in Ireland at the start of the new year.

      The 3.2l 260 BHP TI (and regular) and some of the Diesel modes come with Q4 - Alfas AWD.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow that a nice lookinf car, I would totaly get this if it ever makes it to the US.
      • 8 Years Ago
      QUOTED FROM: #4. Great looking car, but it drives like a Taurus, well at least the regular-old-not-so-fancy-pants version did. In the hills of Tuscany, that is not exactly the feel I was going for. Damn near killed all of us. Shouldn't Italian cars ride well on Italian roads?
      I've never drivin a Taurus that handled the curves in Sestriere like the car was stuck on rails! Last April, I rented one and it was not a sport model, it was a 1.9 jdi. I kept thinking to myself that Americans wouldn't like it because it was too sporty for their tastes. Personally, I cannot wait til they start selling in the States again, where do I sign up?
      • 8 Years Ago
      13# ...and a long time has passed, already.
      • 8 Years Ago
      One of these was shown on "The Bachelor" the other night, one of the sluts got out of one to meet up with the latest Playa. It was the best part of the show. Except for the sluts in the hot tubs of course...

      The 159 was probably a standard model but it was black and looked great on camera.
      • 8 Years Ago
      So beautiful, not so much on the inside tho.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow, that shift boot is hideous. Otherwise, a very very sexy car.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Beautiful.. but in the UK particularly the depreciation is shocking.
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