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Alfa Romeo > 147 WLTP, MPG, Fuel consumption

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Today, we are going to talk about the famous Italian brand Alfa Romeo’s 147 model. We are going to make an analysis for 147 in our article by using three main categories which are; The Features of the Alfa Romeo 147, The Fuel Consumption of the Alfa Romeo 147 and Does It Suit You? Before starting to our analysis, I would like to give some general information about the Alfa Romeo 147. It is a Small Sized Family Car which produced between the years of 2000 and 2010, by Italian automobile manufacturer Alfa Romeo. It is officially introduced in 2000 at Turin Auto Show. After several months, 147 officially released for sale. With a successful debut year, Alfa Romeo won the European Car of the Year in 2001 by defeating Ford Mondeo at the voting stage with a slightly difference. The 147 remained in production for ten years until 2010. This fact makes 147 one of the oldest family cars in industry. Then in 2010, Alfa Romeo 147 removed from the global market and replaced with the new Giulietta model.


The Features of the Alfa Romeo 147

We are going to talk about the features of the Alfa Romeo 147 in this part of the article. Let’s start with the exterior design features. Alfa Romeo 147 designed by Walter Maria de Silva and Wolfgang Josef Egger. 147 has got curvy and sportive body lines which is harmonious with the quick road performance. At the front side, the iconic triangle grille design of the Alfa Romeo draws attention at first glance. 147 received a lot of positive comments about the design and awarded about the exterior design throughout time by different automotive authorities. When we focus on the interior design, we are witnessing to a traditional Italian quality in cockpit. The beneficial technological details perfectly integrated into the comfortable cabin design. The ergonomically designed cabin features offer a comfortable driving experience to the driver and passengers. The technological features of the Alfa Romeo 147 also provide a safe and practical driving experience to the driver. Firstly, as a Multimedia Entertainment System, Alfa Romeo 147 using CONNECT System. It is a on board multifunctional system which including; Navigation, Hands Free GSM Phone and an access function to live Alfa Romeo Road Assistance. Also, 147 has got some driving safety features such as; Active Traction System (which provides an anti-skid support to prevent traction loss.), EBD System (which distribute the brake power to the tires equally for an effective braking performance.) and finally Active Cruise Control (which is a system to help the driver for adjusting and stabilizing the vehicle on proper speed level.)


The Fuel Consumption of the Alfa Romeo 147

Now, let’s talk about the fuel consumption of the Alfa Romeo 147. We will focus on the engine types of 147 for a proper fuel consumption analysis. We use two main categories for this analysis such as; The Most Economical One and The Most Powerful One. We are using this distinction to provide a practical way to choose proper vehicle type for your driving style. Alfa Romeo 147 has got three standard engine type which are; 1.6, 1.9 JTD and 2.0. Let’s start with the most economical one which is; 1.9 JTD. It is a four cylindered, 1910 cm3 sized, Diesel type engine which produces 120 Horsepower and 4000 RPM Torque. According to the official factory data, 1.9 JTD has got a 7.8lt/100km (which refers to 36 MPG in UK) fuel consumption rate in Urban usage. However, this MPG Rate decreasing to 4.7lt/100km (which refers to 60 MPG in UK) in Extra Urban usage such as; Highways or Long Distance Trip. When we combine these two official factory data, we get a 5.8lt/100km (which refers to 49 MPG in UK) average fuel consumption rate. Secondly, we are going to talk about the most powerful one which is; 1.9 JTDM. It is a four cylindered, 1910 cm3 sized, Diesel type engine which produces 170 Horsepower and 3750 RPM Torque. It has got an 8.0lt/100km (which refers to 35 MPG in UK) MPG Performance in Urban usage. Nevertheless, this fuel efficiency increasing to 4.8lt/100km (which refers to 59 MPG in UK) in Extra Urban usage. When we gather these two official factory data, we get a 5.9lt/100km (which refers to 48 MPG in UK) average MPG rate.


Does It Suit You?

If you ask me, I would say it depends on your expectations. If you are looking for an attractive designed family car with great performance skills, Alfa Romeo 147 just for you! On the other hand; if you are looking for a low cost vehicle, I can’t say it is a fuel efficient vehicle.