Sometime in the next few years Alfa Romeo
is supposed to return to the US market, but whether we get the 147 or its successor is still questionable. The 147 is Alfa's smallest model, comparable in size to a VW Golf
and they offer engines with 120 or 150 hp burning either gas or diesel
. The high-end front wheel drive diesel model now offers a special differential know as Q2. The Q2 setup features a Torsen
limited slip differential that greatly improves grip without negatively impacting the steering feel. High torque engines in light-weight front wheel drive cars are generally not a good dynamic mix, but according to AutoExpress, the 147 Q2 handles and steers with minimal torque steer and good traction. This could be a fun highly efficient alternative if company officials decide to bring it here.