As if we needed another reason to lust after even an entry-level Alfa Romeo, the Italian carmaker has taken the wraps off its latest special edition: the 147 Collezione.

The Collezione edition comes packed with standard features, including seventeen-inch multi-spoked alloy rims, a distinctive leather interior, steering-wheel mounted controls, climate control, alarm, six airbags, ABS with electronic brake distribution and traction control.

It's available in three exterior colors and interior leather packages of rosso/nero, grigio/nero or nero/beige (that's red with black leather, grey with black, or black with tan for those of us less adept with the romance languages). Buyers can opt for the three-door or five-door models with a choice of 120hp engines running on either gasoline or diesel – but the diesel shaves a full second off the 0-60 time.

Press release after the jump.

[Source: Alfa Romeo]


Alfa Romeo announces Limited Edition 147 Collezione

A small number of desirable Alfa 147 Collezione models have just become available in the UK, with an attractive price that includes metallic paint, leather interior and unique 17 inch spoked alloy wheels. From just £13,950, this limited edition version of the multi award-winning Alfa 147 (only 500 examples are coming to the UK), offers the discerning mid-size hatchback driver a choice of three distinctive metallic paint and leather colour combinations – red and black, grey and black, or black and beige – on top of a list of high specification comfort and handling features.

On board this eye-catching model, drivers will enjoy the benefits of steering wheel mounted controls for the CD player; and the vehicle is equipped as standard with manual climate control, an alarm system, and six airbags, along with ABS anti-lock brakes with EBD, and ASR traction control.

Available in 3 and 5-door body styles and powered by a choice of two punchy 120 bhp engines – a 1.6TS petrol or 1.9 JTDM diesel unit – the Alfa 147 Collezione delivers an engaging driver's experience, with acclaimed handling and roadholding credentials and performance figures to match. The petrol and diesel engines will launch the Alfa 147 Collezione from 0-62 mph in 10.6 and 9.6 seconds respectively, and on to top speeds of 120 and 121 mph.

Source: Alfa Romeo UK

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