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Alfa Romeo Brera Coupe running costs and reliability

2006 - 2010 (change model)
Running costs rating: 3 out of 53.0

Written by David Ross Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019

Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.
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Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 23 - 52 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.
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The Brera is not cheap. It’s been priced to be competitive against the Audi TT – so cars like the Nissan 350Z look better value. Alfa would argue that you get two extra seats and four-wheel drive in the equivalent Brera plus the car is well equipped. The diesel offers 40mpg potential, but you’d be lucky to see 30mpg in everyday driving from the 2.2 JTS and 25mpg would be a pleasant surprise in the 3.2 V6.

It should hold its value well as long as Alfa stand firm on discounts. The 200bhp 1750 TBi is a solid performer: on an average journey it should return 34.9mpg but it’s still found wanting against a similar powered Audi TT that will return 36.7mpg.

The Brera is quite a polluting model. With an average of 237g/km CO2 across the model line-up, its emissions are a little high for a sports coupe plus it’s not very frugal, averaging just 30mpg. The 1750 TBi with 200bhp emits 189g/km of CO2. This puts the car in band J and it will cost £215 per year on road tax.

Both petrol engines are chain driven so will not need work to replace cambelts, and the cars should be mechanically robust. Alfa has worked hard to improve the reliability and durability of its cars, particularly the electrics which used to be an Alfa weak point.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax £200 - £695
Insurance group 24 - 37
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