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The Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo
156 (Tipo 932) is a compact executive car produced by the Italian automobile manufacturer Alfa Romeo. This range of vehicles were manufactured between 1996 and 2007 while the 156 saloon was discontinued in Europe late in 2005, leaving the Q4 Crosswagon to continue in production until the end of 2007.[5][6] Introduced at the 1997 Frankfurt Motor Show[7] as the replacement for the Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo
155 the 156 was well accepted and in the following year went on to win the 1998 European Car of the Year award[8] Cars were assembled at the Fiat Group factory in Pomigliano d'Arco, Italy
Italy
and at a General Motors
General Motors
facility in Rayong, Thailand. Production in Thailand began in March 2002 and ran for only a couple of years and vehicles produced there were targeted for the Asia Pacific markets[9]). Between 1997 and 2005, approximately 680,000 vehicles designated 156s were produced.[10] The 156 was available in saloon, Sportwagon estate and Crosswagon crossover bodystyles with seven engine configurations; it went through two facelifts, first in 2002 and then in 2003. The Sportwagon advertising campaign was made with actress Catherine Zeta-Jones.[11] In 2007 the 159 became the replacement for the 156. This replacement vehicle went on to also spawn the Brera, the two door coupe that replaces the Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo
GTV along with its convertible sister the new Spider.

Contents

1 Development 2 Design

2.1 Interior styling

3 Facelifts

3.1 2002 facelift (first series) 3.2 2003 facelift (second series)

4 Variants

4.1 The 156 GTA 4.2 156 Sportwagon Q4 4.3 156 Crosswagon Q4 4.4 Special
Special
versions

4.4.1 Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo
156 GTAm 4.4.2 Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo
156 Sportwagon GTA 3.5 Autodelta 4.4.3 Autodelta
Autodelta
156 GTA 3.7 V6

5 Specifications

5.1 Platform and suspension 5.2 Engines

6 Awards 7 Motorsport

7.1 Coloni S1 Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo
156

8 References 9 External links

Development[edit] From the beginning various four cylinder engine configurations were available and included the Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo
Twin Spark
Twin Spark
engine (1.6 L - 120 PS (88 kW), 1.8 L - 144 PS (106 kW) and 2.0 L - 155 PS (114 kW)) 16 valve models with variable valve timing, along with the straight-4 1.9 litre 8-valve 105 PS (77 kW). The range also included a straight-5 2.4 litre 10-valve 136 PS (100 kW) JTD
JTD
common rail turbodiesel engine. Until January 2002, the range-topping engine was the venerable double overhead camshaft 2.5 litre 24-valve Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo
V6 engine
V6 engine
rated at 190 PS (140 kW). Initially the 156 range was available with different options (packs) like a sport pack that could include either Blitz clothing, Momo leather interior or Recaro
Recaro
seats, it also included 16-inch (410 mm) wheels, lowered suspension and leather steering wheel and gear knob. There was also available Lusso pack with Momo's mahogany steering wheel and gear knob and for Nordic countries special winter pack consisting of fog lights, headlight washers and heated seats.[2]

156 Sportwagon (2003 facelift)

Starting from 1999 a five-speed Selespeed
Selespeed
sequential transmission came as an option to the 2.0 litre Twin Spark
Twin Spark
version and four-speed automatic Q-System to the 2.5 litre V6 version,[12] the Q-system provided the option of using the car as a normal automatic or being able to shift manually with H-pattern,[4] it has three automatic modes: city, sport and ice. A significant addition to the 156 range came in 2000 with the introduction of the Sportwagon Station wagon
Station wagon
or estate car, a first attempt at this configuration and size for the company. The Sportwagon was also available with Boge- Nivomat self-levelling hydropneumatic rear suspension.[13] The Sportwagon was marketed as lifestyle estate without large carrying capacity.[14] The Sportwagon bodystyle filled a gap in the market that Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo
had distanced themselves from since the 33 SportWagon
SportWagon
of the 1980s. In 2001 engines were upgraded to comply with the Euro3
Euro3
standards and outputed 120 PS (88 kW) (1.6 L), 140 PS (100 kW) (1.8 L), 150 PS (110 kW) (2.0 L) and 192 PS (141 kW) (2.5 L). Design[edit]

Interior of the first series facelift (2002)

Designed by Alfa Centro Stile under the guidance of head designer Walter de'Silva
Walter de'Silva
the 156s shape was distinctly Alfa Romeo.[15] Its style included high curved flanks, retro styled front door handles, recessed rear door handles, and a dramatic deep grille, which necessitated a highly unusual off-centre licence plate holder. The car was one of the first saloons, and wagons, to feature hidden rear door handles and prominent front door handles to give it a coupé look. The design was influenced by three historical Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo
models: the 1900, the Giulietta and the Giulia.[16] The 156 achieved a drag coefficient (Cd) of 0.31.[2] Interior styling[edit] The original interior builds on a deeply scalloped upper dashboard and simple centre console. All of the main controls and displays are angled towards the driver in typical Italian sports car style, although this can sometimes be awkward for passengers who will struggle to see the interior clock. Despite being a family car, the interior design lacks cup holders, which normally come standard in saloons. Typically, for a smaller executive car, there is ample room up front for the driver and passenger to sit comfortably, with very comfortable seats. However, rear seat passengers may find the design restrictive in overall room. The 156 Sportwagon features the addition of fold down rear seats which increases the luggage area normally covered by a privacy screen. Ideally the 156 is a car for four people, rather than five, although later models did add a full centre seatbelt in place of the lap belt in earlier models. 2002 saw an update to both the interior and exterior of the 156. Facelifts[edit] 2002 facelift (first series)[edit]

External images

First series dashboard

2002 facelift dashboard

2003 facelift dashboard

2002 also saw the arrival of a facelifted interior with different matte-finish surfacing and chrome highlights. This new version featured the 147's dual-zone digital climate controller while the interior climate could also be controlled via an air quality sensor.[17] A different choice of colours were available for the interior, with the option of a two-tone interior very much like that on offer from its European rivals. A wider range of options including xenon lighting, tele-informatics (CONNECT and CONNECT NAV) and a Bose stereo system were available, the stereo system could now also be operated via buttons on the steering wheel. Also the Selespeed
Selespeed
gearbox control system was updated, buttons on the steering wheel were replaced by paddle shifters, as seen on the earlier Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo
147. In the center console the designers added a multifunctional display with trip computer, fault and service monitor. The upgrade also included electronic stability control VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control) with an emergency brake assist device and slip control ASR (Anti Slip Regulation) came as standard. Additionally a MSR (Motor Schleppmoment Regelung) was added to the car, this device prevents wheel skidding by restoring torque to the engine for example when the gear is shifted down abruptly under conditions of low grip. Passive safety was also made better, all versions got window airbags as standard. The 2.0 L JTS 165 PS (121 kW) gasoline direct injection engine replaced the 2.0 litre Twin Spark
Twin Spark
engine, offering more low end torque and more power than the Twin Spark, diesel engines were also uprated. The only notable difference exterior-wise was body coloured mirrors and bumper strips which were earlier black. 2003 facelift (second series)[edit] Late 2003 saw the launch of a facelifted 156, with new front and rear fascias designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro.[18] To the top of range was added new TI trim level (Turismo Internazionale) designating a sporty kit, this version was equipped with modified suspension, bigger wheels (215/45 17") and leather-trimmed interior. This mid-life facelift divided opinion with some preferring the prettier pre-facelift look with others singing the praises of the newer more aggressive demeanour of the latter models. The GTA models never received the exterior update. Diesel engines underwent a major re-working, new four valve per cylinder heads were added, second stage common rail injection with 1400 bar maximum injection pressure with up to five injections per cycle for lower noise, consumption and higher performance. They were rated at 140/150 PS (103/110 kW) for straight-4 1.9 litre 16-valve and 175 PS (129 kW) for straight-5 2.4 litre 20-valve.

Original version (black mirrors and bumper strips)

2002 facelift version (body colour mirrors and bumper strips)

New front in second series (2003) Sportwagon

Rear end in 2002 facelift version

New rear end in second series (2003)

Variants[edit]

Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo
156 model timeline

Model Type 1990s 2000s

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Changes

2002 facelift 2003 facelift

156 saloon

156 Sportwagon estate

156 GTA berlina/sportwagon

156 Sportwagon Q4 AWD estate

156 Crosswagon Q4 AWD crossover

Note: The 156 GTA did not share production changes with other variants

The 156 GTA[edit] The 156 GTA and 156 Sportwagon GTA were launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2001. The GTA was named after the Alfa Romeo GTA from the 1960s, the letters GTA meaning Gran Turismo Alleggerita (English: lightened Grand Tourer). It was an extremely exclusive high-performance sports car with the vehicles being hand assembled on a separate production line to the standard 156 models. It continues to be highly sought after by collectors as well as keen drivers due to its rarity, pedigree and Busso-designed engine. 1,973 berlinas and 1,678 Sportwagons were built until the GTA production stopped in October 2005, citing the upcoming replacement to the 156, the Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo
159. Very few GTA were sold, with right-hand drive vehicles holding a premium over left-hand drive vehicles due to their rarity. Further, vehicles sold new in New Zealand and the United Kingdom hold a premium over other right-hand drive markets such as Australia, Malaysia, Japan or Singapore due to more desirable specification with higher output engines. The very first GTA was sold via on-line auction, from September 13 to 23, the duration of the Frankfurt Motor Show. Winning bid was €480,691.26, which was donated to "Telethon" charity fund.[19]

156 GTA

The 3.2 litre Bussone V6 engine
V6 engine
(The big Busso, so called after legendary Ferrari engineer and designer of this Alfa engine Giuseppe Busso). This engine is praised universally for its excellent tone and eagerness to rev. It has been voted as one of the greatest engines of the 21st Century.[20] This was the largest capacity version built at the Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo
factory at Arese, north of Milano. The engine has a 93 mm (3.7 in) bore and a 78 mm (3.1 in) stroke and hence a capacity of (3,179 cc (194.0 cu in)) with 250 PS (184 kW; 247 hp) and 300 N⋅m (220 ft⋅lbf) of torque. After market Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo
specialist Autodelta
Autodelta
produced performance versions up to 3.7 litres and 400 PS (290 kW). The European Touring Car
Car
Championship winning 156 GTA was however running a 2.0 litre 4-cylinder 300 PS (220 kW) engine due to class regulations. The GTA variants shared a common interior with post-facelift 156 variants. The doors, bootlid and bonnet were also shared. All else was unique to the GTA, specifically made by Fiat
Fiat
Research Centre and Maserati
Maserati
Research Centre.[17] The GTA did not take the Giugiaro designed facelift introduced to the 156 in 2002, but continued with the acclaimed Walter de Silva
Walter de Silva
design to the very end of production, where a total of 1,973 berlinas were made. The steering was also made faster, only 1.7 turns from lock to lock compared to 2.1 in normal models. The GTA had also larger brakes (Brembo), at front 305 millimetres (12 in) discs and rear 276 millimetres (10.8 in). The front discs were later upgraded to 330 millimetres (13 in) to cope with the performance potential. 156 Sportwagon Q4[edit]

External image

Sportwagon Q4

In 2004 Sportwagon Q4 all-wheel drive versions arrived to some markets. The Q4 (short for Quadrifoglio 4) system used three differentials, the central one being of the Torsen
Torsen
C limited slip type; it added about 150 kg (331 lb) to the vehicle weight. A raised ride height meant the Sportwagon Q4's was 1,458 mm (57.4 in) tall. Other than the ride height, special 5-spoke 17 inch wheels and a "Q4" badge on the tail set the Sportwagon Q4 apart from the front-wheel drive 156 versions. The Sportwagon Q4 was only available on LHD markets, with no RHD models being built or sold. 156 Crosswagon Q4[edit]

156 Crosswagon Q4

The same year Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo
introduced the Crosswagon Q4, a Sportwagon Q4 with a crossover look and enhanced off-road capabilities. The Crosswagon's ride height was raised further compared to the Sportwagon Q4, giving the car better approach and departure angles; at 1,497 mm (58.9 in)[21] it was 6.5 cm (2.6 in) taller than a standard 156. Tall-sidewall all-season tyres on 17 inch wheels were standard. The Crosswagon was made to look more like all-terrain vehicle by unique front and rear bumpers and door sills with steel inserts. After the introduction of the 159 in 2005 the Crosswagon remained in production, and in 2007 it was the last 156 to be discontinued. Special
Special
versions[edit]

External images

156 GTAm

156 Sportwagon GTA 3.5 Autodelta

Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo
156 GTAm[edit] The Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo
156 GTAm was shown at Bologna Motor Show in December 2002. The car was built by Fiat
Fiat
Group's partner N.Technology. The GTA 3,179 cc (3.2 L; 194.0 cu in) engine was bored to 3,548 cc (3.5 L; 216.5 cu in) and power pushed to 300 PS (220 kW).[22] The car had widened wheel arches, 19 inch tyres and was equipped with N.Technology
N.Technology
limited slip differential. This car never reached production phase. Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo
156 Sportwagon GTA 3.5 Autodelta[edit] At the 2004 Geneva Motor Show Italian-based tuning firm Autodelta unveiled a 156 Sportwagon prototype equipped with a 3,548 cc (3.5 L; 216.5 cu in) V6 engine
V6 engine
that developed 300 brake horsepower (220 kW) at 6800 rpm.[23] The car was fitted with Bilstein adjustable shock absorbers, Eibach springs and Brembo
Brembo
front brakes with a diameter of 330 millimetres (13 in). The car was lightened using a composite engine bonnet.[24] Autodelta
Autodelta
156 GTA 3.7 V6[edit]

Supercharged Autodelta
Autodelta
156 GTA.

London-based tuning firm Autodelta
Autodelta
made two high performance versions based on 156 GTA, in GTA AM version Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo
V6 engine
V6 engine
was bored to 3,750 cc (3.8 L; 228.8 cu in), which was capable to push 328 PS (241 kW) at 7300 rpm. With this power the car could reach top speed of 310 kilometres per hour (193 mph). The other one GTA AM Super was "upgrade" of the first version, now fitted with Rotrex supercharger and pushing out 400 PS (290 kW).[25] Specifications[edit] Platform and suspension[edit] The 156 uses a platform derived from the Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo
155, which in turn was derived from the Fiat
Fiat
Group's "Tipo" platform. However it is sufficiently different from the original "Tipo" one to be seen as a new platform.[26][27] The 156 is a highly developed front-wheel drive car; (the Cross/Sportwagon Q4 offered four-wheel drive in left-hand drive markets) with a double high wishbone front suspension and Camuffo type rear suspension,[2] which consists of a telescopic vertical strut with coaxial spring and two transverse links of different lengths and a longitudinal strut. This structure means that the rear wheels have a tiny passive steering ability.[13] Weight saving material (aluminium) has been used in several parts both front and rear suspension. For the 156 GTA, weight saving materials were also used in many other parts like magnesium framed front seats and dashboard frame. The 156 GTA only shared common parts with other 156 variants with respect to the facelift interior, doors, bonnet and bootlid.[28] Engines[edit] The 156 offered various engines and power levels during its lifespan, four and six cylinder petrol engines and four and five cylinder diesel engines, all produced at Pratola Serra
Pratola Serra
except the V6 engines, which was produced at Alfa Romeo's Arese plant, with the GTA engines being produced at the Maserati
Maserati
Research Centre.[2][29][30][31][32] The 2.4 JTD
JTD
diesel was world's first common rail diesel engine in a passenger car.[33]

1.6 L Twin Spark
Twin Spark
(TS) engine

2.0 L JTS engine

2.5 L V6 engine

Engine
Engine
specifications

Model Layout Displacement Valves Max. power output Peak torque 0–100 km/h 0–62 mph Top speed Years Notes

Petrol engines

1.6 TS I4 TS 1,598 cc (97.5 cu in) 16 DOHC
DOHC
VVT 120 PS (88 kW; 118 hp) at 6,300 rpm 144 N⋅m (106 lb⋅ft) at 4,500 rpm 10.5 s 200 km/h (124 mph) 1997–2006

1.8 TS I4 TS 1,747 cc (106.6 cu in) 16 DOHC
DOHC
VVT VLIM 144 PS (106 kW; 142 hp) at 6,500 rpm 169 N⋅m (125 lb⋅ft) at 3,500 rpm 9.3 s 210 km/h (130 mph) 1997–2000 Euro2

1.8 TS I4 TS 1,747 cc (106.6 cu in) 16 DOHC
DOHC
VVT VLIM 140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp) at 6,500 rpm 163 N⋅m (120 lb⋅ft) at 3,900 rpm 9.4 s 208 km/h (129 mph) 2001–2006 Euro3

2.0 TS I4 2BS TS 1,970 cc (120 cu in) 16 DOHC
DOHC
VVT VLIM 155 PS (114 kW; 153 hp) at 6,400 rpm 187 N⋅m (138 lb⋅ft) at 3,500 rpm 8.6 s 216 km/h (134 mph) 1997–2000 Euro2

2.0 TS I4 2BS TS 1,970 cc (120 cu in) 16 DOHC
DOHC
VVT VLIM 150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp) at 6,300 rpm 181 N⋅m (133 lb⋅ft) at 3,800 rpm 8.8 s 214 km/h (133 mph) 2001–2002 Euro3

2.0 JTS I4 2BS DI 1,970 cc (120 cu in) 16 DOHC
DOHC
VVT VLIM 165 PS (121 kW; 163 hp) at 6,400 rpm 206 N⋅m (152 lb⋅ft) at 3,250 rpm 8.2 s 220 km/h (137 mph) 2002–2006 Facelift

2.5 Q-System V6 2,492 cc (152.1 cu in) 24 DOHC 190 PS (140 kW; 187 hp) at 6,300 rpm 222 N⋅m (164 lb⋅ft) at 5,000 rpm 8.5 s 227 km/h (141 mph) 1997–2000 Euro2

2.5 Q-System V6 2,492 cc (152.1 cu in) 24 DOHC 192 PS (141 kW; 189 hp) at 6,300 rpm 218 N⋅m (161 lb⋅ft) at 5,000 rpm 8.7 s 227 km/h (141 mph) 2001–2006 Euro3

2.5 V6 V6 2,492 cc (152.1 cu in) 24 DOHC 190 PS (140 kW; 187 hp) at 6,300 rpm 222 N⋅m (164 lb⋅ft) at 5,000 rpm 7.3 s 230 km/h (143 mph) 1997–2000 Euro2

2.5 V6 V6 2,492 cc (152.1 cu in) 24 DOHC 192 PS (141 kW; 189 hp) at 6,300 rpm 218 N⋅m (161 lb⋅ft) at 5,000 rpm 7.5 s 230 km/h (143 mph) 2001–2006 Euro3

3.2 GTA V6 3,179 cc (194.0 cu in) 24 DOHC 250 PS (184 kW; 247 hp) at 6,200 rpm 300 N⋅m (221 lb⋅ft) at 4,800 rpm 6.3 s 250 km/h (155 mph) 2002–2005 Euro3

Note: 2.0 TS, 2.0 JTS and GTA Selespeed
Selespeed
versions have same performance statistics as manual transmission.

Diesel engines

1.9 JTD I4 1,910 cc (117 cu in) 8 SOHC 105 PS (77 kW; 104 hp) at 4,000 rpm 255 N⋅m (188 lb⋅ft) at 2,000 rpm 10.4 s 188 km/h (117 mph) 1997–2000

1.9 JTD I4 1,910 cc (117 cu in) 8 SOHC 110 PS (81 kW; 108 hp) at 4,000 rpm 275 N⋅m (203 lb⋅ft) at 2,000 rpm 10.3 s 191 km/h (119 mph) 2001

1.9 JTD I4 1,910 cc (117 cu in) 8 SOHC 115 PS (85 kW; 113 hp) at 4,000 rpm 275 N⋅m (203 lb⋅ft) at 2,000 rpm 10.3 s 191 km/h (119 mph) 2002 Facelift

1.9 M-Jet I4 1,910 cc (117 cu in) 16 DOHC 140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp) at 4,000 rpm 305 N⋅m (225 lb⋅ft) at 2,000 rpm 9.3 s 209 km/h (130 mph) 2003

1.9 M-Jet I4 1,910 cc (117 cu in) 16 DOHC 150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp) at 4,000 rpm 305 N⋅m (225 lb⋅ft) at 2,000 rpm 9.1 s 212 km/h (132 mph) 2003 (*)

2.4 JTD I5 2,387 cc (145.7 cu in) 10 SOHC 136 PS (100 kW; 134 hp) at 4,200 rpm 310 N⋅m (229 lb⋅ft) at 2,000 rpm 9.5 s 203 km/h (126 mph) 1997–2000

2.4 JTD I5 2,387 cc (145.7 cu in) 10 SOHC 140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp) at 4,000 rpm 304 N⋅m (224 lb⋅ft) at 1,800 rpm 9.4 s 205 km/h (127 mph) Oct - 2000

2.4 JTD I5 2,387 cc (145.7 cu in) 10 SOHC 150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp) at 4,000 rpm 305 N⋅m (225 lb⋅ft) at 1,800 rpm 9.4 s 212 km/h (132 mph) 2002–2007 Facelift

2.4 M-Jet I5 2,387 cc (145.7 cu in) 20 DOHC 175 PS (129 kW; 173 hp) at 4,000 rpm 385 N⋅m (284 lb⋅ft) at 2,000 rpm 8.3 s 225 km/h (140 mph) 2003–2006 Second facelift

Note (*): Crosswagon Q4 topspeed is 192 km/h (119 mph) and acceleration 0–100 km/h (62,5 mph) is 10.5 seconds, for Sportwagon Q4 numbers are 200 km/h (124 mph) and 10.2 seconds.

Awards[edit] In 1998, an international jury of 56 journalists (40 of whom voted for the 156) representing 21 countries awarded the Alfa 156 the European Car
Car
of the Year award;[8] it was described as having a "very refined suspension layout so to offer an impeccable roadholding".[34] The 2.5 V6 engine
V6 engine
was awarded with the International Engine
Engine
of the Year award in 2000.[35] The 156 has won more than 35 awards,[36] including:

Technical Innovation Award – Common Rail 1998 – (Autocar – Great Britain) Best Compact Executive 1998 – ( What Car?
What Car?
– Great Britain) Best Compact Executive Car
Car
1998 – ( Auto Express
Auto Express
– Great Britain) Die Besten Autos 1998, Paul Pietsch Preis – Innovation prize for Common Rail, ( Auto, Motor und Sport
Auto, Motor und Sport
– Germany) Auto 1 Europa 1998 – (panel of engineers, drivers and journalists from the eleven European magazines, headed by Auto Bild) Auto Trophy 1998 – (Auto Zeitung – Germany) Trophee Du Design 1998 – (Automobile Magazine – France) European Award for Automotive Design – (Belgium, 1998) Car
Car
of the Year 1998 in Denmark, Spain, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, Portugal, France, and Croatia Car
Car
of the Year in South Africa 1999 – (South African Guild of Motoring Journalists)[37] Prix de l’Innovation Technique pour le Common Rail 1997 (France) L’automobile più bella del mondo ("The most beautiful car in the world") 1997 (Italy)

Motorsport[edit] The 156 competed in various motor racing championships including the World Touring Car
Car
Championship, European Touring Car Championship and the British Touring Car
Car
Championship. The 156 touring car program was run by Fiat
Fiat
Group's partner N.Technology
N.Technology
S.p.A., founded as Nordauto Squadra Corse to compete in Italian Touring Car
Car
Championship. In 1994 name was changed to Nordauto Engineering and 2001 to N.Technology.[38] In 1998 Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo
offered for sale the 156 Group N
Group N
version for the track.[12] The 156 Group N
Group N
had no carpets, seats or upholstery, but included additional track safety devices. The following titles have been won by 156 drivers:

1998 Italian Super Touring Car
Car
Championship - Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo
156 D2, Fabrizio Giovanardi 1999 Italian Super Touring Car
Car
Championship - Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo
156 D2, Fabrizio Giovanardi 2000 European Super Touring Car
Car
Cup Winner - Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo
156 D2, Fabrizio Giovanardi 2000 South American Super Touring Car
Car
Championship, Oscar Larrauri 2001 FIA
FIA
European Touring Car Championship - Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo
156 D2, Fabrizio Giovanardi 2002 FIA
FIA
European Touring Car Championship - Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo
156 GTA Super 2000, Fabrizio Giovanardi 2003 FIA
FIA
European Touring Car Championship Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo
156 GTA Super 2000, Gabriele Tarquini

A 156, driven by N.Technology
N.Technology
driver James Thompson, during the Curitiba round of the 2007 World Touring Car
Car
Championship

David Pinkney
David Pinkney
driving a 156 at the Snetterton round of the 2007 British Touring Car
Car
Championship

Mattias Andersson driving a 156 at the Mantorp round of the 2009 Swedish Touring Car
Car
Championship

The Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo
straight-4 Twin Spark
Twin Spark
racing engine used in 156 in the European Touring Car
Car
Championship

Specifications for touring car versions:

Model Displacement Max. power output

Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo
156 D2 1,997 cc (121.9 cu in) 310 PS (228 kW; 306 hp) at 8200 rpm

Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo
156 GTA Super 2000 1,998 cc (121.9 cu in) 260 PS (191 kW; 256 hp) at 8450 rpm

Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo
156 Super 2000 1,998 cc (121.9 cu in) 275 PS (202 kW; 271 hp) at 8450 rpm

Coloni S1 Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo
156[edit]

Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo
156 Coloni

Italian race car constructor Coloni made a one-off racing car prototype for FIA
FIA
Group-E Formula Libre called the Coloni S1 Alfa Romeo 156, or 156 Maxiturismo.[39] The car is a carbon fibre silhouette racing car on a tubular frame,[40] powered by a 3.0 litre Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo
V6 engine
V6 engine
producing between 380 bhp (280 kW) and 500 bhp (370 kW). The car has a 6-speed Hewland-Coloni sequential gearbox and weighs around 900 kilograms (2,000 lb). It is capable of achieving over 310 kilometres per hour (190 mph).[40]

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