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Alfa Romeo 166 (1998 - 2005)

Last updated 18 May 2018


Model Timeline

February 1999

Svelte front wheel drive replacement for 164. 15' 6" long by 5' 11" wide and weighing in from 1,420kg to 1,510kg. 2.0 litre 155 bhp Twin-Spark, 2.5 24v 190 bhp V6 or 3.0 24v 220 bhp V6. Autoboxes optional with V6s.

January 2004

Five year or 60,000 mile warranty from January 2004.

January 2004

Facelift for 2004. Priced from £21,750 - £29,900 on-the-road, now four models and a choice of three petrol engines; a 2.0 litre 16-valve Twin Spark unit with 6-speed manual transmission, a 3.0 litre 24-valve V6 allied to 4-speed Sportronic automatic transmission, and Alfa Romeo’s 240 bhp 24-valve 3.2 litre V6 powerplant. With 6-speed manual transmission, the all-aluminium 4OHC 3.2 litre V6 in the revised Alfa 166 develops 240 bhp at 6200 rpm, with a maximum torque of 213 lb.ft at 4800 rpm, giving the new Alfa 166 a 0-62 mph acceleration time of just 7.4 seconds, and a maximum speed in excess of 150 mph.

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