Alfa Romeo 147 replaced Alfa Romeo 145 and Alfa Romeo 146 and it is designed by Walter de Silva and Wolfgang Egger. Alfa Romeo 147 is based on the same platform as larger Alfa Romeo 156 and here we have the facelifted version of the car. The 147 remained in production for 10 years and about 580.000 units were manufactured. Alfa Romeo 147 won the 2001 European Car Of The Year competition. This particular model has the entry level engine, 1.6 Twin Spark, and an average trim level. The car is owned by Romanian car enthusiast Cristian N. who bought it new in 2008.
Make: Alfa Romeo
Model: Alfa Romeo 147 / Alfa Romeo 147 1.6 Twin Spark
Body type: 5-door hatchback, 5 seats
Price without VAT: 16,638 Euros
Engine: 1.6-litre (1,598 cc) inline four-cylinder engine with indirect injection, DOHC. The maximum output is 77 kW / 105 PS/hp at 5,600 rpm and peak torque is 140 Nm (approx. 103 ft-lbs) at 4,200 rpm.
Transmission: 5-speed manual gearbox and Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
Tyres: Goodyear Eagle F1 225/45 R17 91Y
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 11.3 seconds
Top speed: 185 km/h
Declared average fuel consumption: 8.1 liters of gasoline per 100 km
Emissions: EU4, 196 g CO2/km
Fuel tank (l): 60
Dimensions (mm): L 4,223 / w 1,729 / h 1,442
Luggage compartment capacity (l): 291-1,042
Wheelbase (mm): 2,546
Weight (DIN/EU): 1,250 kg/1,325 kg
Front suspension: Independent double wishbone struts, coil springs, sway bar.
Rear suspension: Independent multi-link, coil springs, sway bar.
Frontal airbags for driver and front passenger, side airbags for driver and front passenger, curtain airbags for front and rear seats; three-point seatbelts on all seats; ABS; multifunction steering wheel; leather steering wheel; height adjustable steering column; leather gear shifter cover; radio CD MP3; manual A/C; front central armrest; four electrically operated windows; velour floor mats, Blu Montecarlo Mettalic Paint.
+ nice design (interior & exterior)
+ good soundproofing
+ nice engine sound
+ fun to drive
+ high-quality upholstery (Alfatex)
+ good quality look & feel
– creaky/noisy suspension
Driven by Cristian N. for 69,450 km, 10 l/100 km average fuel consumption, 69,450 km total mileage of the car.
Filmed at AFI Palace Cotroceni