Re: How do I know if I have a 150bhp or 155bhp model?
"The 1.6 T. Spark 16V delivers peak power of 120 bhp, peak torque of 14.7 kgm and gives the Alfa 156 a top speed of 200 km/h. Plus 0-100 km/h acceleration in 10.5 seconds and, in the combined cycle brought in by the most recent ECE regulations, a fuel consumption figure of 8.2 l/100 km.
Equipped with the 1.8 T. Spark 16V engine, with its 1747 cm3, 144 bhp maximum power output, and 17.2 kgm peak torque, the Alfa 156 is capable of a top speed of 210 km/h, does 0-100 km/h in 9.3 seconds and consumes 8.2 l/100 km. And at 82.4 bhp/litre this engine offers the highest specific power rating in its class.
The 2.0 T. Spark 16V vital statistics are 1970 cm3, 155 bhp, 19.1 kgm and 216 km/h. Equipped with this engine the Alfa 156 will accelerate to 100 km/h from a standing start in just 8.6 seconds and will cover 100 km on 8.5 litres. One incontrovertible indicator of engine performance is volumetric efficiency, a parameter that compares actual intake air volume at peak power to theoretically available cylinder capacity. The 2.0 T. Spark 16V scores 0.95 under this heading against an average 0.8 among its direct rivals.
And finally the 2.5 V6 24V 2492 cm3 6-cylinder: peak power 190 bhp, peak torque 22.6 kgm, top speed 230 km/h and a combined cycle figure of 11.4 l/100 km. It accelerates the Alfa 156 from 0-100 km/h in 7.3 seconds."
Source: Fiat Autopress database (October 26, 1997)