The Alfa Romeo 159 has been graced with the famous TI badge. TI stands for Turismo Internazionale and both the sedan and Sportwagon 159 variants will have this new trim level in their range.

The Alfa 159 TI is enhanced with a unique body kit, lowered sports suspension, 19-inch alloy wheels, red Brembo brake callipers all-round, and chrome effect door mirrors and exhaust tailpipe.

On the inside, there is an electrically adjustable and heated leather front sports seats, new sports dials, aluminium sports pedals, kick plates, trim inserts, a leather-clad sports steering wheel and gear knob.

Two petrol units and one diesel unit are available – petrol variants include a 2.2 JTS inline-4 and a 3.2 JTS V6 while the sporty oil burner is a 2.4 JTDM. These engines can be mated to either manual or QTRONIC automatic gearboxes.

Alfa’s Q4 all-wheel-drive system is standard on the 3.2 V6 engine option, but can be specified for the 2.4 JDTM as well, while the 2.2 JTS petrol is front wheel drive only.