Alfa Romeo 156
156 Series II
1 Oct 2003
The late-2003 makeover saw a pointer nose of debatable appearance, refreshed tail-lights and titivated interior, plus upgrades to the car’s rigidity, handling and safety.
The sweet 121kW/206Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder JTS engines carried over from the last 156 update that replaced the lovely 2.0 Twin Spark unit in August 2002, as did the 141kW/218Nm 3.0-litre V6.
Five-speed manual and sequential manual Selespeed are the JTS gearbox choices, while the V6’s five-speed manual is preferable to the quaint four-speed clutchless manual Q-System.
The updated four-door 156 JTS wagon arrived from November 2003.
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When it was new
12th of September 2005
Six grand off 156
Alfa Romeo slashes the price of its 156 medium sedan by up to $6000
11th of November 2003
Alfa upgrades new-look Sportwagon
A price rise accompanies the upgraded Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagon
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