Alfa Romeo 156

Alfa Romeo 156

IX ’97: Introducing to the market; IX ’99: estate version under the name Sportwagon. Gearboxes: 5-gradual manual, Selespeed with electro-hydraulic power steering and automatic Q-System.

► Technical data
Chassis: then: 4-door, dim. 4430/1745/1415 mm, weight incl. from 1230 kg, capacity. bag. 378 I; combi: 5-door, dim. 4430/1745/1420 mm; capacity. bag. 360/1180 I.
Motors: benz., 4-cyl.: 1.6/120 KM, 1.8/140, 2.0/150 -Twin Spark, 2.5 V6 24V / 192 KM; JTD turbodiesle (with direct injection. Gommon Raił): 1.9/110 i 2.4/140 KM.
Chassis: front-wheel drive, independent suspension, front / rear col. resorujące.

► Faults
• temporary suspension in the first years: shock absorbers that wear out quickly
• oil leaks from the engine and gearbox
• emergency fuel injection control system

Parts prices in PLN
reflector 920
front fender 636
complete clutch 1238
brake pads (front) 312
front door glass 265
timing drive 245
Alfa Romeo 156 2.5, 1999 r.

► Summary
Beautiful exterior style and original interior, modern Twin Spark gasoline engines and JTD turbodiesels – these are the greatest advantages of Alfa 156. This car turned out to be too weak for Polish roads. Only the strengthening of the suspension in subsequent years has eliminated many defects.
Style, performance, equipment © Modern engines. Small interior, failure rate