L’Alfa Romeo 155 it was produced between 1992 and 1998, and during that time its racing versions made millions of fans dream. He won, he made everyone cheer: a myth. But its base, produced on fewer than 200,000 units, was the ‘simple’ Alfa Romeo 75. The 155 is included in the brand’s list of D-segment sedans; it was built first in Arese and then in Pomigliano. Designed by Ercole Spada (I.De.A Institute), it was then entrusted for the restyling to Walter de Silva, under the careful observation of the Alfa Romeo Style Center.
The 155 abandoned the transaxle and rear-wheel drive scheme, and adopted a front-wheel drive configuration and 4-wheel independent suspension. The car housed the 4-cylinder 8-valve Twin Spark engines in the first series, while the 16-valve Twin Spark engines of the second series, called Pratola-Serra, were of the modular type with a cast iron base. The line was inspired by the 75, wedge-shaped but with many ‘square’ elements, the result of the style already worn in the seventies by Ermanno Cressoni. The interiors were designed by Walter de Silva.
The first series was presented in world premiere in Barcelona in January 1992, then officially arriving at the Geneva Motor Show just after. Worthy of note, initially, was the Q4 set-up with all-wheel drive and 192 HP 1995 cm³ turbo 16v engine derived from the Lancia Delta Integrale. In 1993 came a small retouch (wire grille) and diesel engines. From December 1994 the second series was marketed, with rather visible aesthetic changes such as the matching bumpers and widened fenders.
See also: Lamborghini Countach – Lancia Delta
In the photogallery that we pay to the now classic Alfa Romeo 155, space also for special specimens: the Zagato Road Experimentation in 1993 (widened carriageways, sporty bumpers) and the Silverstone. But also the pure racing versions cannot be missing, which as mentioned have given a show in all the championships in which they have taken part.