Re: 156 Specification Query
Just to add some more murky clarity.
SP1 to 3 was from 1998 to mid 2000.
Post mid 2000 onwards was Veloce and Lusso.
I had from new a 156 2.0TS with SP1
The SP1 gave me 16 inch alloys, side skirts, sports suspension, carbon dash and leather steering wheel (rather than wooden)
Also the T-Spark engines changed around mid 2000.
Pre mid 2000 the 2.0 produced 155BHP and the 1.8 produced 144 BHP
Post mid 2000 the 2.0 produced 150BHP and the 1.8 produced 140 BHP.
This was due (I've been told) to the cat being moved closer to the exhaust headers so that it warmed up quicker and improved emissions.
...and the only reason I bought the car new was all the new prices dropped by about 10% which meant it was no cheaper buying a year old one.
Kristian (156 2.4JTD 140BHP)
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