Italian stalwarts Alfa Romeo first produced the compact executive automobile Alfa Romeo 155 in the year 1992. They continued manufacturing the car until the year 1998.
The Alfa Romeo 155 was meant as a replacement for the Alfa Romeo 75. It was based on the Tipo platform of the Fiat group. While the 155 is larger than the car it was meant to replace, it maintains identical wedge styling.
The I.D.E.A. Institute of Italy is responsible for the Alfa Romeo 155’s unique design. One of the major technical changes from the 75 to the 155 was the switch from a rear-wheel-drive layout to a front-wheel-drive one.
Many Alfa purists were distraught by this change, and were not typical of Alfa saloon vehicles– yet it would pave the way for what was to come for the Alfa Romeo brand. The 155 was later replaced by the 156, at which point production on the model ceased.
In the year 1995, the Alfa Romeo 155 received a major facelift. The car was given a wider front and rear, with a tiny amount of enlargement to the arches of the wheels in order to accommodate changes underneath. There was also a move from an eight-valve to sixteen valves on the engine.
Alfa Romeo 155 Car Specifications
|4Dr Saloon 1.8 16v TS|
|Fuel Economy: Urban||24.6|
|Fuel Economy: Extra Urban||40.4|
|Fuel Economy: Combined||31.4|
|No of doors||4|
|Production Start Date||01/10/97|
|Production End Date||01/12/97|