The Alfa Romeo 166 is a comfortable front-wheel-drive sports-class sedan of the highest possible center course with a transverse engine, the successor to the design 164. The design’s 166 premieres occurred in the fall of 1998. Made by Alfa Romeo Centro Stile under the guidance of chief designer Walter De Silva.
The exterior style of the car is made in the very same design as the Alfa Romeo 156 – the rear of the car nearly completely copies that of the 156 designs. Nevertheless, the Alfa Romeo 166 is a lot bigger, the front end of the body is lowered, which gives the car a stylish photo.
Stand out large vyshtampovki on the right as well as left sides of the body, and also a changed remedy of the front end – the business triangle – is surrounding to the “wings” of the false trim, complementary to the headlights.
The measurements of the body remained virtually the like those of the predecessor – Alfa Romeo 166 – length 4.7 m., Width – 1.8 m. The interior is made in the standard corporate design: a roomy lounge, flexible sports seats, a tool panel with round analog dials. 3 trim alternatives are used: stylish – in cozy beige shades; sporty – in dark gray and black tones; Classic – with control of light grey shades.
You can likewise purchase a leather interior, made in blue or red. The blue design is developed exclusively for the leading variations – Super – 2.0 V6 turbo and also 3.0 V6 24V with manual transmission. The onboard digital systems are regulated by ICS – under its control – environment control, trip computer system, audio system, GSM radiotelephone, satellite navigation system. The inner framework of the car is also really comparable to the Alfa 156.
Two fuel power systems with a functioning quantity of 2.0 and 2.5 liters, as well as the 2.4-liter diesel motor Alfa Romeo 166 obtained from the more youthful bro. The diesel unit has a new Unijet straight injection system with electronic controls, which was created jointly by FIAT and Robert Bosch Gmbh. From Lancia, Kappa car got a 3-liter 6-cylinder fuel engine with a V-shaped plan of cylinders. Its functioning ability is 226 hp, it is the front runner of the motorization program.
By inheritance from the 164 got another V6 working quantity of 3 liters with 4 valves per cylinder. Its 207 hp suffices to accelerate to the “hundred” in 8 secs. The ceiling speed is electronically restricted to 240 km/ h. On car modifications installed manual gearbox as well as stiffer suspension; for enthusiasts of comfort, variations with transmission as well as suspension are offered with an increased spring compression program with lowered rigidity.
All motors as a criterion are paired with 5 or 6-speed manual gearboxes. At the request of the customer, the company can mount the Sporttronic 5-band “automatic”.
This semi-automatic transmission enables you to switch over equipment both by hand and also operate in automatic mode, when all features are performed by electronic devices, adjusting to the design of control of the driver. Each type of gearbox has its very own suspension characteristics. The manual gearbox is soundless, very easy as well as exact to drive.
The 5-speed variations of the gearbox are installed on the 2.0 TS as well as 2.5 V6 engines. The 6-speed transmission with the 6th power transmission is equipped with 2.0 V6 24V and also 2.4 JTD, which improves the handling and also sportiness of these engines.
The 2.4 JTD can be fitted with a gearbox with an affordable “overdrive” transmission, which additionally improves the controllability and economy of the engine. 2 climatic variations of V6 engines equipped with a digital automatic transmission Sportronic are capable of running in consecutive (sequential) manual mode – the vehicle driver can, at will, transform on the gears sequentially, up or down, by pulsing the lever from himself or to himself.
At success by the engine of the optimum transforms there is an automatic transfer switching upwards. In addition, Spotronic, in automatic mode D, after assessing various specifications, can adjust to the style of the driver as well as roadway problems, automatically choosing the proper equipment. Security of the chauffeur as well as passengers offers 2 front and 2 side airbags, pole position belts with pretensions, as well as a fire extinguishing system.
|Modification (Engine)||3.2 i V6 24V (240 Hp)|
|Start of production||2003 year|
|Fuel Type||Petrol (Gasoline)|
|Acceleration 0 - 100 km/h||7.4 sec|
|0 - 60 mph (Calculated by Auto-Data.net)||7 sec|
|Maximum speed||245 km/h|
|Power||240 hp @ 6200 rpm.|
|Torque||289 Nm @ 4800 rpm.|
|Engine location||Front, Transverse|
|Engine displacement||3179 cm3|
|Number of cylinders||6|
|Position of cylinders||V engine|
|Cylinder Bore||93 mm|
|Piston Stroke||78 mm|
|Number of valves per cylinder||4|
|Fuel System||Multi-point indirect injection|
weights & Dimensions
|Kerb Weight||1540 kg|
|Max. weight||2020 kg|
|Trunk (boot) space||490 l|
|Fuel tank capacity||72 l|
|Front track||1554 mm|
|Rear (Back) track||1542 mm|
Drivetrain, brakes, and suspension
|Drive wheel||Front wheel drive|
|Number of Gears (manual transmission)||6|
|Front suspension||Double wishbone|
|Rear suspension||Several levers and rods|
|Front brakes||Ventilated discs|
|Steering type||Steering rack|
|Power steering||Hydraulic Steering|
|Tires size||205/55 R16|
|Wheel rims size||6.5J X 16|