The Alfa Romeo Brera was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 2002. It was initially presented as a concept car powered by a Maserati V8 engine. But, because it received a lot of commendations, the plan to produce the commercially Brera was announced for 2005.
At the Geneva Motor Show of 2005, the Alfa Romeo Brera was presented in production form. It almost duplicates the concept car’s original exterior except that it’s a bit small so that it has become a mid-size coupe. This “new” Brera was based on the Fiat/GM premium platform and was intended to take the place of the GTV. It was also revealed that a convertible Spider edition of the Brera will also be launched soon after the coupe.
The Brera was produced from 2005 to 2010 by Pininfarina under the Alfa Romeo brand with 21,786 units built. By November of 2010, the production of this sports car was stopped, but sale of residual stocks continued until 2011. In between 2005 and 2010 several changes were made on both the interior and the mechanics of the car. In fact, in the spring of 2008, an Alfa Romeo Brera “S” was revealed. It was a limited edition of a British-only model developed by Prodrive, a British engineering specialist.
The Brera’s closest rivals were the Audi S3, BMW 130i and the Mazda 3 MPS.