Alfa Romeo launches special-edition 147

* Alfa Romeo 147 Collezione special edition * Has lowered suspension and leather interior * Prices from 13,950 to 15,450...

Alfa Romeo launches special-edition 147

Alfa Romeo is launching a special edition of its 147 small family car.

If the Collezione name sounds familiar, it's because there was a similar edition last year. Alfa Romeo says it sold so well that it has decided to launch a new version for this year.

To distinguish it from last year's model, the 147 Collezione will be finished in unique Ghiaccio white paint, and there'll be the 500 option of a gloss black roof, too.

The car also has lowered suspension, a leather interior and unique 17-inch alloy wheels.

There are two engines: a 120bhp 1.6-litre petrol, or a 120bhp 1.9-litre diesel. These power the car from 0-62mph in 10.6 and 9.6sec respectively, and on to top speeds of 120mph and 121mph.

Other equipment includes air-conditioning, steering wheel-mounted stereo controls, six airbags, traction control and an alarm.

The 147 Collezione is available in three- and five-door versions, and costs from 13,950.

147 Collezione prices
1.6 TS 3dr 13,950
1.6 TS 5dr 14,450
1.9 JTDm 3dr 14,950
1.9 JTDm 5dr 15,450