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145 engine confusion...

Hi All,

I'm new to this thread and am considering the purchase of an Alfa 145 and am confused regarding the 1800 16v engine...

The seller informs me the 1800 engine in this 145 produced 140bhp. Wikipedia suggests the 1800 engine produces 144 bhp and another website said that from 1998 onwards Alfa put the 156 engines into the 145 for emissions reasons which resulted in the bhp being slightly less than what 145's had previously [which would mean that potentially the car dealer could be right].

So my question is: did the alfa 145 ever come out with a 1800cc twin spark engine producing 140 bhp?

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yes they did...

IIRC the early versions (pre 1998) had a fixed alloy plenum and produced 140 bhp, the later versions had a plastic plenum with variable intake runner length and produced 144 bhp, the 2.0 produced 155 bhp in this guise.

the 1.4 and 1.6 never got a variable intake
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Ohhh ohhhh ohhhh. Hey don't forget about the 1.7ltr boxer!!
Now here's a real engine, it's not about power, its about the noise😜
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but they're not a twinspark, like the original poster specified....

I agree though that the pre-fiat engine designs are very attractive, both the 8v twinspark, boxer and v6...
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