Stunning looks, wonderful interior styling, decent luggage space, lovely V6 engine
Not quite as good to drive as it looks, cramped rear seats, boot awkward to access
The Brera was never meant to be a road going car - it actually started life as an ItalDesign concept car based around a Maserati in 2003, however, Alfa submitted to demand and went ahead with a production version. Developed alongside the 159 the Brera shares exterior and interior styling cues, as well as engines and gearboxes. It's more of a grand tourer than an outright sports car but is still enjoyable to drive and is available with two petrol engines plus a refined diesel.
A sportier Brera S was introduced in 2008 and this limited edition model comes with tuned suspension, a lower ride height and larger alloy wheels making it more focused on demanding roads. In 2010 Alfa Romeo introduced the 200bhp 1750TBi engine on the good-looking Brera range.
What owners say about this car
Its my third alfa (156, GT) and the nicest - full leather inside, very quick, nice to drive - only... Read owner review
Nothing much practical about the Brera... typical coupe - no space in the back whatsoever. Massive... Read owner review
Decent luggage space (but no-one buys a Brera because it's practical). Read owner review