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Alfa Romeo 146

Alfa Romeo 146
Overview
Manufacturer
Alfa Romeo
Production
1995-2000
Assembly
Pomigliano d'Arco, Italy
Designer
Chris Bangle (Centro Stile Fiat)
Centro Stile Alfa Romeo under Walter de Silva
Body and chassis
Class
Small family car
Body style
5-door hatchback
Layout
Front-engine, front-wheel-drive
Platform
Fiat Type Two platform (Tipo Due)
Related
Alfa Romeo 145
Fiat Tipo
Powertrain
Engine
1.4 L Flat-4 (petrol)
1.6 L Flat-4 (petrol)
1.7 L Flat-4 (petrol)
1.4 L TS I4 (petrol)
1.6 L TS I4 (petrol)
1.8 L TS I4 (petrol)
2.0 L TS I4 (petrol)
1.9 L I4 (diesel)
Transmission
5-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase
2,540 mm (100.0 in)
Length
4,257 mm (167.6 in)
Width
1,712 mm (67.4 in)
Height
1,426 mm (56.1 in)
Curb weight
1,140–1,275 kg (2,513–2,811 lb)
Chronology
Predecessor
Alfa Romeo 33
Successor
Alfa Romeo 147
The Alfa Romeo 146 (Type 930) is a five-door family hatchback produced by the Italian automaker Alfa Romeo in Pomigliano d'Arco, Italy between 1995 and 2000. Launched in 1995 to replace the Alfa Romeo 33 it shared its platform and many components with the Alfa Romeo 145, a three-door hatchback. 233,295 146s were built.

History

Alfa Romeo launched the 146 in 1995 to compete in Europe’s mid-size hatchback market. Based on the Fiat Group's Tipo Due platform, the car was widely praised for its handling, particularly the sharp, responsive steering. Early cars used the boxer engines from the 33 in 1.3/1.4 (same 1,351cc engine badged depending on market), 1.6 8 valve and 1.7 16 valve forms.
In 1996, the flagship Ti model was launched with the 2.0-litre Twin Spark engine from the Alfa Romeo 155. 1.6 and 1.8 Twin Spark engines soon followed replacing the boxers.
In 2000 the 146 was superseded by the all-new 147.

Engine specifications

Model
Layout
Displacement
Valves
Power
Torque
Production
Petrol engines
1.3*
H4
1,351 cc
8 SOHC
90 PS (66 kW; 89 bhp) at 6,000 rpm
115 Nm (85 lbft) at 4,400 rpm
1995–1997
1.6
H4
1,596 cc
8 SOHC
103 PS (76 kW; 102 bhp) at 6,000 rpm
134 Nm (99 lbft) at 4,500 rpm
1995–1997
1.7 16V
H4
1,712 cc
16 DOHC
129 PS (95 kW; 127 bhp) at 6,500 rpm
149 Nm (110 lbft) at 4,300 rpm
1995–1997
2.0i 16V TS Ti
I4 2BS TS
1,970 cc
16 DOHC VVT VLIM
150 PS (110 kW; 148 bhp) at 6,400 rpm
187 Nm (138 lbft) at 3,500 rpm
10/1995–03/1998
I4 2BS TS
1,970 cc
16 DOHC VVT VLIM
155 PS (114 kW; 153 bhp) at 6,400 rpm
187 Nm (138 lbft) at 3,500 rpm
10/1998–01/2001
1.4 T.Spark 16V**
I4 TS
1,370 cc
16 DOHC VVT
103 PS (76 kW; 102 bhp) at 6,300 rpm
124 Nm (91 lbft) at 4,600 rpm
1997–2001
1.6 T.Spark 16V
I4 TS
1,598 cc
16 DOHC VVT
120 PS (88 kW; 118 bhp) at 6,300 rpm
144 Nm (106 lbft) at 4,500 rpm
1997–2001
1.8 T.Spark 16V
I4 TS
1,747 cc
16 DOHC VVT VLIM
144 PS (106 kW; 142 bhp) at 6,500 rpm
169 Nm (125 lbft) at 3,500 rpm
1997–2001
Diesel engines
1.9 TD*
I4
1,929 cc
8 SOHC
90 PS (66 kW; 89 bhp) at 4,100 rpm
191 Nm (141 lbft) at 2,400 rpm
1994–1997
1.9 JTD
I4
1,910 cc
8 SOHC
105 PS (77 kW; 104 bhp) at 4,000 rpm
255 Nm (188 lbft) at 2,000 rpm
1997–2001
* Continental European markets only. ** Continental Europe and Ireland only.

Timeline

  • 1995 – 146 launched, engines were 1.4 8v Boxer, 1.6 8v Boxer, 1.7 16v Boxer and 1.9 Turbo Diesel.
  • 1996 – TI model introduced, using 2.0 16v Twin Spark engine.
  • 1997 – All Boxer engines replaced by Twin Spark engines.
  • 1998 – New Twin Spark engines from the Alfa Romeo 156 installed.
  • 1999 – 1.9 JTD Turbo Diesel replaced existing diesel engine.
  • 2000 – Various minor revisions, including color-coded bumpers, door handles and mirrors. Higher spec versions also gained side airbags.
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Last updated on 15 March 2014 at 20:36.

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