Alfa Romeo Spider (2007–2011)

Model History

March 2006

International debut of new Spider

Named Cabrio of the Year 2006 by a panel of international motoring writers. Styling cues from Giulietta Spider of the ’50s to the Duetto, and the 1990s model.

Automatic dual-zone climate control, steering wheel mounted audio controls, VDC and cruise control. Available in two versions, with 185 bhp 2.2 JTS engine, or 260 bhp 3.2 JTS. 1st UK showing Goodwood Festival of Speed July 2006 (like the Brera Coupe in 2005), then at London Motor Show 18th - 30th July. Choice of direct injection petrol engines, 2.2 JTS (185 bhp) or 3.2 V6 Q4 (260 bhp). UK deliveries from early 2007. 4,396mm x 1,830mm x 1,367mm high.

200PS 2.4 Multijet diesel as in Brera available from late 2007.

May 2010

Alfa added 1750 TBi and 2.0 JTDM diesel

In addition to the two new engines produced by Fiat Powertrain Technologies (FPT), an exclusive edition trim level will be available, known as Italia Independent – featuring unique content including a matt black titanium exterior finish, 18-inch black opaque turbine design alloy wheels, carbon fibre effect trim inserts and a radio/sat-nav system. The Italia Independent trim will be available on all Alfa Brera and Alfa Spider derivatives.

The new Alfa Romeo 1750 TBi engine. Lightweight, variable valve timing, direct injection turbocharged. 200 bhp with 320 Nm of torque. From a standstill, the 1750 TBi engined Alfa Brera and Alfa Spider go from 0 - 62 mph in times of 7.7 and 7.8 seconds respectively, before both topping out at 146 mph. Routine maintenance intervals for the 1750 TBi version will be set at every 21,000 miles.

Alfa’s 2.0 JTDM powerplant develops 170 bhp at 4,000 rpm, and the latest incarnation of its MultiJet technology means that the 2.0 JTDM unit delivers its maximum torque of 360 Nm between 1,750 rpm and 2,500 rpm. 2.0 JTDM powered Alfa Brera and Alfa Spider cover 0 – 62 mph sprint in just 8.8 and 9.0 seconds, with a top speed of 135 mph. Emissions are reduced to just 142 g/km – putting these vehicles into one of the lower road charge tax bands. Routine maintenance intervals for the 2.0 JTDM version are set at every 21,000 miles.

From the exterior, the Italia Independent trim is distinguished by its head-turning matt black titaniuim finish, 18-inch black opaque ‘turbine’ design alloy wheels, red brake calipers and Alfa 8C inspired aluminium fuel cap.

Internally, the car boasts a sporty black leather bound steering wheel and gear knob with red stitching, carbon-fibre trim inserts, sports dials, black sports leather upholstered seats with Italia Independent branded headrests, aluminium sports pedals and foot rest, and a high-tech radio/sat-nav sytem with Blue&Me™.

Characteristics 1750 TBi 2.0 JTDM
No of cylinders, arrangement 4 in line, transverse front mounted 4 in line, transverse front mounted
Bore x stroke (mm) 83 x 80.5 83 x 90.4
Displacement (cc) 1742 1956
Compression ratio 9.5 : 1 16.5 : 1
Max power output bhp (kW-EC) at rpm 200 (147) 5000 170 (125) 4000
Peak torque Nm(kgm-EC) at rpm 320 (32.7) 1400 360 (36.7) 1750
Timing system 2 OHC, 4 valves per cylinder, variable valve timing, direct injection Belt drive, roller rocker arms 2 OHCs (toothed belt), hydraulic tappets, 4 valves per cylinder, MultiJet direct injection with turbocharger and intercooler
Fuel feed Direct injection with turbocharger integrated with ignition, scavenging functional mode Bosch EDC 16C39 electronic engine management system
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM (12V)
Battery: capacity (Ah) / Generator (A) 90/120 90/100
TRANSMISSION
Drive Front Front
Number of gears Final ratio 6 + 1R - 3.545 6 + 1R - 3.545
TYRES
Standard version 225/50 R 17 225/50 R 17
STEERING SYSTEM
Steering system Rack and pinion with power steering Rack and pinion with power steering
Steering diameter kerb-to-kerb m) 10.7 10.7
SUSPENSION
Front Independent with double wishbones and anti-roll bar anchored via ball joints Independent with double wishbones and anti-roll bar anchored via ball joints
Rear Independent with Multilink design Independent with Multilink design
BRAKES – (DISCS)
Front (mm) Ventilated 330 x 28 D, fixed aluminium calliper with four 42 mm pistons Ventilated 330 x 28 D, fixed aluminium calliper
with four 42 mm pistons
Rear (mm) Solid 292 x 22 D, combined 42 mm floating calliper Ventilated 292 x 22 D, combined 42 mm floating calliper
WEIGHTS – TANK CAPACITY
Fuel tank (l) 70 70
Kerb weight DIN (kg) 1430 1480
Max towable weight (kg) 1450 1500
PERFORMANCE
Top speed mph (km/h) 146 (235) 135 (218)
Acceleration (driver + 30 kg) 0-62 mph (s) 7.7 8.8
0-1000 m (s) 28.9 30.2
FUEL CONSUMPTION – EMISSIONS*
urban cycle mpg (l/100 km) 23.9 (11.8) 39.8 (7.1)
extra-urban cycle mpg (l/100 km) 47.1 (6.0) 64.2 (4.4)
combined cycle mpg (l/100 km) 34.9 (8.1) 52.3 (5.4)
Exhaust emissions – CO 2 (g/km) 189 142
Emissions Standard Euro 5 Euro 5
ALFA SPIDER
Characteristics 1750 TBi 2.0 JTDM
No of cylinders, arrangement 4 in line, transverse front mounted 4 in line, transverse front mounted
Bore x stroke (mm) 83 x 80.5 83 x 90.4
Displacement (cc) 1742 1956
Compression ratio 9.5 : 1 16.5 : 1
Max power output bhp (kW-EC) at rpm 200 (147) 5000 170 (125) 4000
Peak torque Nm(kgm-EC) at rpm 320 (32.7) 1400 360 (36.7) 1750
Timing system 2 OHC, 4 valves per cylinder variable valve timing, direct injection Belt drive, roller rocker arms 2 OHCs (toothed belt), hydraulic tappets, 4 valves per cylinder,
MultiJet direct injection with turbocharger and intercooler
Fuel feed Direct injection with turbocharger integrated with ignition, scavenging functional mode Bosch EDC 16C39 electronic engine management system
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM (12V)
Battery: capacity (Ah) / Generator (A) 90/120 90/100
TRANSMISSION
Drive Front Front
Number of gears Final ratio 6 + 1R - 3.545 6 + 1R - 3.545
TYRES
Standard version 225/50 R 17 225/50 R 17
STEERING SYSTEM
Steering system Rack and pinion with power steering Rack and pinion with power steering
Steering diameter kerb-to-kerb m) 10.7 10.7
SUSPENSION
Front Independent with double wishbones and anti-roll bar anchored via ball joints
Rear Independent with Multilink design
BRAKES – (DISCS)
Front (mm) Ventilated 330 x 28 D, fixed aluminium calliper with four 42 mm pistons Ventilated 330 x 28 D, fixed aluminium calliper with four 42 mm pistons
Rear (mm) Solid 292 x 22 D, combined 42 mm floating calliper Ventilated 292 x 22 D, combined 42 mm floating calliper
WEIGHTS – TANK CAPACITY
Fuel tank (l) 70 70
Kerb weight DIN (kg) 1490 1540
Max towable weight (kg) 1450 1500
PERFORMANCE
Top speed mph (km/h) 146 (235) 135 (218)
Acceleration (driver + 30 kg) 0-62 mph (s) 7.8 9.0
0-1000 m (s) 29.2 30.5
FUEL CONSUMPTION – EMISSIONS*
urban cycle mpg (l/100 km) 23.7 (11.9) 39.8 (7.1)
extra-urban cycle mpg (l/100 km) 46.3 (6.1) 64.2 (4.4)
combined cycle mpg (l/100 km) 34.5 (8.2) 52.3 (5.4)
Exhaust emissions – CO2 (g/km) 192 142
Emissions Standard Euro 5 Euro 5

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