Much appreciated since their arrival on the market for their line, handling, roadholding and performance the Alfa Romeo 145 and Alfa Romeo 146 have now been revamped with the emphasis on all those features that have always sold Alfa Romeos: engines and performance, not to mention looks, quality and cabin comfort.
So while on the one hand the revamped Alfa Romeo 146 and 145 offer more sports car pleasure than any other model in their class, they also provide a whole series of improvements in looks and practicalities to ensure that superlative overall comfort that is made up of soundproofing, climate control and general quality of life on board.
Performance has been enhanced by the adoption of a range of 16-valve engines with enhanced performance qualities and full economy coupled to extra-efficient gearboxes. Comfort has been enhanced by the use of a new climate control system and redesigned interior trim, the key feature of which is the facia with its new central console and fabric inserts.
Indeed so much work has been done on these two models that they are practically new cars: only the line remains the same.
The three new engines are:
- 1.4 T. Spark 16V developing 103 CV;
- 1.6 T. Spark 16V developing 120 CV;
- 1.8 T. Spark 16V developing 140 CV.
The Alfa Romeo 146 and 145 range also features the 2.0 T. Spark 16V with a flexible, extremely lively 1928 cc 90 bhp turbodiesel engine.
Both cars adopt a redesigned and more powerful heating/climate control system that provides an optimised airflow all round the cabin.
Other strong points of the new Alfa Romeo 146 and 145 include a wider choice of colours, new wheel trims, new alloy wheels and new upholstery with a pleasingly contemporary look.
The new facia is now darker in colour and features fabric inserts as well as a redesigned console.
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