Production of the whole 155 range changed to wide-body May ’95 – but a number of “narrows” was still in stock at dealers and sold later. Apart from the obvious changes to the body all version had the track front and rear widened 26 mm, the 2,0 got at all new 16 valve engine (lanced a little earlier that year in the new GTV and Spider) with balancing shafts and T.Spark cyl. head producing 150 HP versus the 143 HP of the 8v. This new 2,0 16v TS got 15” wheels and bigger 284 mm front discs (from the V6 and Q4).
The 1,7 & 1,8 was still produced with the “old” 8 valve engines until mid ’96 when the 1,8 16v TS (140 HP) replaced the 1,8 (8v) TS (128 HP) and a little later the 1,6 16v TS (120 HP) replaced the 1,7 (8v) TS (115 HP).
The air back had been introduced late ’93 together other safety related changes – stiffened front end of body and side impact protection in the sills, B post and doors. This helped the handling of the cars along with revised suspension and front wheel geometric. The chromium Alfa triangle in the grill identifies this ”Evo 1” version – though Q4s had this from the ’92 beginning.
A S(port) version was a new offering for 1,8 & 2,0 - all post May ’95 2,5 V6s are S versions. This version had stiffer and 15 mm lowered springs and dampers, 15” black Speedlines with 205/50-15 tyres, painted (in body colour) lower bumper parts and door mirrors and different seat and seat covers, leather covered steering wheel and gear knob. The quick rack (2,1 turns lock to lock) was at the lance said to be fitted to the S’s only, but soon became fitted to the whole range. An option pack was offered to the S versions, which included 16” black (later dark graphite grey) Speedlines with 205/45 tyres, body colour painted boot lid spoiler and skirts – in many markets the S was only marketed with this option pack included.
The 2,0 16v was as well offered as the Super with the normal ride high and steel disc wheels, velour seat covers, wood rimmed steering wheel and gear knob and “wood” inlays on the dash.
Production of the Q4 and V6 stopped during ’96 and in October ‘97 the 156 replaced the whole range.