New Alfa Spider diesel - 141 mph, 200bhp, and 52.3 mpg

What happens when you stick Alfa Romeo's 2.4 JTDM 20V diesel engine into the Alfa Spider? How about 200bhp, a top speed of 141 mph and the ability to go 52.3 miles on a gallon of diesel (Imperial). Combined cycle is 41.5, and in the city, the Spider gets 30.7. How 'bout them apples?

Thanks to a diesel particulate filter, this Spider complies with Euro IV emissions standards and the upcoming Euro V. For this kind of clean performance, Alfa Romeo will ask you for £28,995. If you're keen on the car but a little short of cash, check out another picture (and the press release) after the break.

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Alfa Romeo has recently put its thoroughbred diesel powerplant – the 2.4 JTDM 20V unit that develops 200bhp – in its award-winning Alfa Spider.

The result is sports car looks, performance and handling with city car fuel consumption.

Mated to a six speed 'box, this Alfa Spider guarantees an entertaining and engaging drive with maximum torque available from as little as 2000rpm. Charging to a top speed of 141mph, the Alfa Spider 2.4 JTDM covers the 0-60mph sprint in a very respectable 8.4 seconds.

Around town the diesel Alfa Spider consumes 30.7mpg. On long legged journeys, it will stretch a gallon of diesel for 52.3 miles and in the combined cycle it will return a wallet-stretching 41.5mpg.

The Alfa Spider's new five cylinder MultiJet engine complies with Euro 4 emissions limits and incorporates a DPF (diesel particulate trap) that eliminates fine dust, already meeting the limits currently envisaged for future Euro 5 legislation. Significantly this feature is a 'for life' system that does not need to be regenerated with additives, and will be eligible for tax incentives.



2.4 JTDM - £28,995

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