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Alfa Romeo - 1986 75 1.8i Turbo Evoluzione
Alfa Romeo - 1986 75 1.8i Turbo Evoluzione

Alfa Romeo - 1986 75 1.8i Turbo Evoluzione

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Alfa Romeo 75 1.8i Turbo Evoluzione The Alfa Romeo 75, sold in North America as the Alfa Romeo Milano, was a compact sports sedan produced by the Italian manufacturer Alfa Romeo ... More »
Alfa Romeo 75 1.8i Turbo Evoluzione

The Alfa Romeo 75, sold in North America as the Alfa Romeo Milano, was a compact sports sedan produced by the Italian manufacturer Alfa Romeo between 1985 and 1992.

The

Alfa Romeo 75

was introduced in May of 1985 to replace the

Alfa Romeo Alfetta

and

Alfa Romeo Giulietta

(both with which it shared many components), and was named to celebrate Alfa's 75th year of production. The body, designed by Ermanno Cressoni, was styled in a striking wedge shape, tapering at the front with square headlights and a matching grille (similar features were applied to the Cressoni-designed

Alfa Romeo 33

). The Alfa Romeo 75 featured some unusual technical features, most notably the fact that it was almost perfectly balanced from front to rear. This was achieved by mounting the standard 5-speed gearbox in the rear connected to the rear differential (RWD). The front suspension was a torsion bar and shock absorber combination and the rear an expensive de-dion assembly with shock absorbers; these designs were intended to optimize the car's handling. The engine crankshaft was bolted directly to the two-segment driveshaft which ran the length of the underside from the engine block to the gearbox, and rotated at the speed of the engine. The shaft segments were joined with elastomeric 'doughnuts' to prevent vibration and engine/gearbox damage. The Alfa Romeo 75 engine range at launch featured 4-cylinder 1.6, 1.8 and 2.0 liter petrol carbureted engines, a 2.0 liter intercooled turbo diesel, and a 2.5 liter fuel injected V6. In 1987, a 3.0 liter V6 was added. However, in North America, where the car was known as the Milano, only the 2.5 and 3.0 V6s were available, from 1987 to 1989.

The interior featured what for its time was an advanced dashboard-mounted diagnostic computer, capable of monitoring the engine systems and alerting the drivers of potential faults.

On the Geneva Auto Show 1986 a prototype Alfa Romeo 75 Sports Wagon was to be seen, an attractive forerunner of the later

Alfa Romeo 156 Sportswagon

. This version was, however, nixed after

Fiat

took control of Alfa Romeo.

Engines

Launch, May 1985

1.6 Carb with 110 bhp @ 5800 rpm and 146 Nm @ 4000 rpm

1.8 Carb with 120 bhp @ 5300 rpm and 170 Nm @ 4000 rpm

2.0 Carb with 128 bhp @ 5400 rpm and 183 Nm @ 4000 rpm

2.0 TD with 95 bhp @ 4300 rpm (left hand drive markets only).

2.5 Injected V6 with 156 bhp @ 5600 rpm and 206 Nm @ 3200 rpm

1986

1.8 Injected Turbo 155 bhp @ 5,800rpm and 226 Nm @ 2600 rpm

1987

2.0 TS with 148 bhp @ 5800 rpm and 186 Nm @ 4000 rpm (upgrade of existing 2.0 engine)

3.0 V6 with 188 bhp @ 5800 rpm and 250 Nm @ 3000 rpm('Milano' in US markets only)

1988

1.6 catalytic with 105 bhp @ 6000 rpm

1.8 i.e with 122 bhp @ 5500 rpm and 157 Nm @ 4000 rpm (replacing existing 1.8)

2.4 TD with 112 bhp @ 4200 rpm and 235 Nm @ 2400 rpm

3.0 V6 AMERICA catalytic with 188 bhp @ 5800 rpm and 250 Nm @ 3000 rpm (europe market only)

1990

1.6 i.e with 107 bhp @ 6000 rpm and 137 Nm @ 4000 rpm

1.8 Turbo Quadrifoglio Verde with 165 bhp @ 5800 rpm

2.0 TS catalytic with 148 bhp @ 5800 rpm (replacing existing 2.0)

3.0 V6 Potenziata @ 192 bhp @5800 rpm and 250 nm @ 3000 rpm (replacing existing 3.0)

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