Premiere Alfa Romeo 156 at an automobile exhibition was held in Lisbon in 1997, and in 2003 it was subjected to restyling the car, significantly changed the face of the model. That’s Alfa Romeo 156, replacing the model with an index of 155, was the new car in all respects. Design 152nd at the time was a revolutionary – a car is much ahead of its time. Over worked appearance several studio: Pininfarina, Bertone and ItalDesign. Yet the main fraction of the work on the car put Walter De Silva, then head Style-center Alfa Romeo. It is on this model for the first time applied the idea of hidden rear door handles into the rack, so that a certain angle sedan look like a coupe. Also, the Alfa Romeo 156 was produced in the station wagon, bearing the proud name Sportwagon. The latter, in turn, had all-terrain modification Crosswagon, including all-wheel drive, but to us, such machines were not delivered. The interior of the Alfa Romeo 156, as well as in the exterior, there is harmony and smooth lines. The standard solution for cars Alfa Romeo – center console launched in the driver’s side. The driver’s seat is very ergonomic, but the most important thing – is its identity with the previous model. In other words, reseeding with 155th behind the wheel of Alfa Romeo 156 used to the driving position is not necessary – the adaptation is very fast. The car was presented with a wide range of engines: five petrol and two diesel units. Among the three petrol “four” family Twin Spark with two spark plugs per cylinder Rabo volume of 1.6, 1.8 and 2.0 liters. Their thickness is from 120 to 149 horsepower, respectively. Complement the image V-shaped “six” in volume of 2.5 liters (192 hp) and 3.5-liter, 250-issuing “horses.” Diesels represented 1,9 turbo and 2.4-liter units with returns of 140 and 165 hp, respectively. It should also be noted that in the Alfa Romeo 156 for the first time became available and a Selespeed robotised box serial automatic with manual control, which at that time was a major technical breakthrough in a similar class cars. Almost all of Alfa Romeo 156 in basic version are equipped with velor interior, airbags driver and passenger air conditioning, central locking and electric windows front and rear doors. Optionally available climate control, leather interior, electric front seats and powered sunroof. Since 2007 the car out of production, so now Alpha 156 is only available on the secondary market. Depending on the age, condition and the engine price for it varies from $6,100 to $14,400.
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