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The Alfa 147 1.9 JTD has a price tag of R198 000.

The 1.9 JTD has a power output of 85 kW at 4 000 r/min and torque is 275 Nm at 2 000 r/min.

It has a top speed of 191 km/h and accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 10 seconds. Fuel consumption is 5.8 litres/100 km in a combined cycle.

These results have been achieved through the use of Common Rail technology and the adoption of a variable geometry turbocharger. The Common Rail system manages injection pressure independently of rpm and engine load to ensure highly flexible control combined with great precision.

These two basic features of the Common Rail system allow power unit service conditions to be optimised without compromise to ensure power and flexibility combined with low noise levels, low fuel consumption and extremely low exhaust emissions.

Turbocharging is via a second generation variable geometry Garrett turbocharger (VGT 1749). This unit improves power delivery while simultaneously offering very high torque levels even at low r/mins.

The use of Common Rail technology and the electronic management system developed for this application has made it possible to optimise exhaust gas flow and angle of incidence of turbine vanes (variable geometry) under all operating conditions.

This means that the turbocharging system can work constantly at very high efficiency levels throughout the engine service range and help improve fuel consumption despite a significant increase in performance.

Fiat Auto South Africa offers Alfa 147 owners a 12-month Manufacturer Warranty, unlimited mileage and an additional 24-month Dealer Extended Warranty or up to 100 000km in total, three years on paintwork and five years on rust anti-perforation.

All Alfa Romeo 147's has a 36 month/60 000km maintenance plan.

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