The sedan Alfa Romeo 159, which replaced the model 156, was launched in Italy in 2005. A year later the lineup was replenished with a universal. Works on the car were started in the period of short cooperation between the companies Fiat and General Motors, therefore the elements of the American platform for business-class cars were partially used for development.
On the "Alpha 159" were installed petrol engines 1.8 (140 hp), 1.9 (160 hp) and 2.2 power of 185 hp, and the top version had a V6 3.2 engine with a power of 260 hp. (it was made by the Australian subsidiary of General Motors) and the all-wheel drive system. The turbodiesels had a volume of 1.9, 2.0 and 2.4 liters and developed 120-210 hp, among the diesel cars were also all-wheel drive modifications. In 2009, the Alfa Romeo 159 received a new petrol turbo engine 1.75 TBi with a power of 200 hp. Various versions of the model were completed with mechanical, robotic and automatic transmissions.
Production "one hundred and fifty-ninth" continued until 2011, all was released about 250 thousand cars. This model was officially sold in the Russian market, but the demand for it was very low.