The wooden-shoe bloggejrs at Autoblog.nl posted a spec image of what the upcoming Alfa Romeo 169 could look like, if the auto design gods happen to send a lightning bolt through the window of Giugiaro's studio. Whatever the finished product will look like, the 169's important because it'll likely be one of the first of a new breed of Alfa expected to ride to the US on the back of its Maserati cousin. Word is, the 169 will compete in the wacky world of four-door coupes, like the Mercedes CLS, an upcoming BMW and the 2009 Porsche Panamera, and share underpinnings with the next Maserati Quattroporte. Expect it to launch in late 2009 as a 2010 model.
Fotosjoptijd: Alpha Romeo 169 [Autoblog.nl]
Alfa Romeo Works up New, Upscale Coupe for the US [internal]