Alfa Romeo 145

The Alfa 145 replaced the 33 as the entry-level model in the range. The styling caused some controversy when launched, the sharp edges and unusual side-window line drawing attention, which is no surprise given that the stylist was Chris Bangle. The front end drew from the 164 with the prominent Alfa shield plunging below the bonnet line to divide the grille.

Mechanically the cars were derived from the Fiat Group's Tipo Due platform, with some models using the flat-four boxer engine from the 33 (and Alfasud before that).

Specifications and performance

1998 Alfa Romeo 145 Cloverleaf
0-60mph: 7.8 seconds
Top speed: 131mph
Engine: 4-cylinder inline dohc 16valve, 1970cc
Power: 155bhp @ 6400rpm

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