Alfa Romeo Brera was born from a concept car with the same name, presented at 2002 Geneva Motor Show. The car entered series production three years later, in 2005, and also underpinned a convertible called Alfa Romeo Spider. The car was designed by famous Italian Giorgetto Giugiaro, at Italdesign Giugiaro. The production figures for the Brera are about 21,000 units for the whole period (2005-2010). This particular model featured here has a top of the line trim level. The only thing that is missing is the navigation system. The engine is the entry-level 2.2 JTS (petrol). The car was purchased by a Romanian architect in 2009. He used the car for only 450 km. Than this Brera remained in his garage until spring 2015, when it was bought by Cristian N. – Romanian car enthusiast, Alfa Romeo fan and owner. Even if it entered in our encyclopedia and digital museum 7 years after it was manufactured, this Alfa Romeo Brera is like new, with less than 4,000 km on the clock.
Make: Alfa Romeo
Model: Alfa Romeo Brera / Alfa Romeo Brera 2.2 JTS
Body type: coupe, 4 seats
Price without VAT: about 34,500 Euros (new)
Engine: 2.2-litre (2,198 cc) in-line four-cylinder engine with direct injection, DOHC, and VVT (Variable Valve Timing). The maximum output is 136 kW / 185 PS/hp at 6,500 rpm and peak torque is 230 Nm (approx. 169 ft-lbs) at 4,500 rpm.
Transmission: 6-speed manual gearbox and Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
Tyres: Bridgestone Potenza 235/40 ZR19 92Y
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 8.6 seconds
Top speed: 222 km/h
Declared average fuel consumption: 9.4 liters of gasoline per 100 km
Emissions: EU4, 221 g CO2/km
Fuel tank (l): 70
Dimensions (mm): L 4,410 / w 1,830 / h 1,341
Luggage compartment capacity (l): 300
Wheelbase (mm): 2,528
Weight (DIN/EU): 1,445 kg/1,520 kg
Front suspension: Independent double wishbone struts, coil springs, sway bar.
Rear suspension: Independent multi-link, coil springs, sway bar.
Main standard equipment
Frontal airbags for driver and front passenger, side airbags for driver and front passenger, curtain airbags for front and rear seats; three-point inertia-reel seatbelts on all seats; ABS; ESC/ESP; multifunction steering wheel; leather steering wheel; height and depth adjustable steering column; red Pelle Frau interior, leather gear shifter; radio CD MP3; dual-zone climate control and A/C; front central armrest; rear central armrest with ski access; electrically adjustable front seats; heated front seats; cruise control; glass roof; 19 inch light alloy wheels; velour floor mats; front armrest; xenon headlights for low beam.
+ very good soundproofing
+ silent suspension
+ nice gear shifter operation
+ high quality look & feel
– feels heavy
– poor fuel consumption
– modest suspension operation
– modest steering system behaviour
– no cupholder(s)
Driven by Cristian N. for 3,400 km, 12.5 l/100 km average fuel consumption, 3,900 km total mileage of the car.
Filmed at AFI Palace Cotroceni