We use cookies on whatcar.com to improve your browsing experience and to provide you with relevant content and advertising, by continuing to use our site you agree to this. Please see our privacy policy for more details. Continue

What Car? says

3 out of 5 stars

For The Alfa Brera has stunning looks and some strong engines

Against Very heavy, poor fuel economy, expensive repairs

Verdict A decent alternative to German rivals – and a lot more interesting to? look at – but the overall ownership package just can't compete.

Go for… 2.2-litre petrol

Avoid… 3.2-litre V6

Alfa Romeo Brera Coupe
  • 1. Two petrol engines were offered: our favourite 185bhp 2.2-litre, and a 260bhp 3.2-litre V6. A 207bhp diesel is available, too
  • 2. The Brera has sharp steering that guides you accurately through bends. However, it's no sports car because there's too much body lean
  • 3. Although the car has four seats, you'd need a detachable head and arms to make yourself comfortable in the back. Space in the front is also tight
  • 4. Dual-zone climate control, a CD player, cruise control, remote central locking, leather upholstery and 17-inch alloys are a standard fit
  • 5. Although the Brera was not tested, it's closely related to the 159 compact executive saloon, which was awarded a five-star safety rating
Haymarket Logo What Car? is brought to you by Haymarket Consumer Media
What Car? is part of Haymarket Motoring
© Haymarket Media Group 2015