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The Most Common Alfa Romeo 159 Symbols

These are the most common dashboard symbols that you will see in your Alfa Romeo 159. Click on one to see more information or scroll further down to see the link to the owner's manual where you can find even more symbols.

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About the 159

Constructed as a compact executive car, the 159 was created by Alfa Romeo, the Italian car manufacturer which is a subsidiary of Stellantis.

Founded in 1910 in Milan, the name ‘Alfa’ is an initialism of the ‘Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Autombile.’ 2004 saw the first 159 which was a direct replacement for the 156 and shared the General Motors Fiat Platform along with the Brera, Spider, Visconti and Kamal (the latter two were built as concept cars).

With 247,661 159s manufactured, it became the 3rd European car of the year upon its release. Keeping the traditional Alfa Romeo sloping nose and V-shaped grille, the 159 had cylindrical headlight clusters, and coupled with high windows, it gave the vehicle a much larger, raised aesthetic primarily to appeal to the American market. Ironically, the 159 was never actually sold in the USA.

The Alfa Romeo 159 was purposely designed to compete with the German powerhouses, BMW, Mercedes and Audi by using high-quality interior components. Numerous trim levels were available, such as Progression, Distinctive, Exclusive and Turismo International Ermazionale. Different markets dictated the trims available, for example, in the UK, the variants were the Plus 3, Turismo, Turismo Internazionale and Lusso, some of which had 4x4 diesel capabilities.

A sports Wagon version was built and showcased at the 2006 Geneva Auto Show with automatic transmission and a 2.4-liter JTDM diesel engine. In 2008, Alfa Romeo worked hard on further developing the 159, changes included a reduction in curb weight by 45kg with an addition of a 3.2-liter V6 engine that could reach top speeds of 250 km.

Alfa Romeo withdrew the 159 from the UK markets on 8th July 2011 but for countries where the car was still available, they chose to build the upgrade on a new platform promoting better safety and rigidity. As a result, the Euro NCAP rated the 159 5 stars overall with 5/4 for adult safety, 4/5 for children but only 1 star for pedestrian safety.