The new version of Alfa Romeo’s very popular convertible – the Spider – has recently gone on sale in the UK.
It is available in four versions:-
- a 2.2 litre, 185 bhp, 4-cylinder petrol engine
- a 3.2 litre, 260 bhp, V6 petrol engine
- a 2.4 litre 20v, 200bhp, MultiJet (JTDM) turbodiesel
- a 3.2 litre JTS V6 engine with Alfa Romeo’s QTRONIC 6-speed automatic transmission
The new Spider shares a platform and components with the Alfa Romeo Brera and sits on an identical 2528mm wheelbase.
The Spider has a range of both passive and active safety features including up to 6 airbags, a fully integrated Fire Prevention System, electronic braking, traction control, ABS anti-lock braking and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution.
The double-layer fabric roof is fully automated and retracts in less than 25 seconds. The roof is then stored in a separate area so it doesn’t infringe on the boot capacity of 200 litres – which is 36% more spacious than the previous Spider.
The Alfa Romeo Spider offers a top range standard specification including cruise control, Dual Zone rear parking sensors, 17" alloys, a multi-function display and trip computer plus a 6-speaker radio and CD player.
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