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Alfa Romeo Alfetta history
Alfa Romeo Alfetta (Type 116) – a sedan and fastback business class, manufactured by the Italian company Alfa Romeo from 1972 to 1987. The model was popular because of a good combination of low weight and powerful engine. In total, more than 400,000 copies were sold until the production of the model was completed.
The sedan was designed by the Alfa Romeo Style Center, and the Alfetta GTV coupe (not to be confused with the later Alfa Romeo GTV 1995 or the classic Giulia GTV) was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro. Alfetta was introduced with a new transmission. The clutch and transmission were located at the rear of the car, along with a differential for more weight distribution along the axles, as was used earlier on the racing models Alfetta 158/159 Grand Prix. The model Golden Clover (Quadrifoglio Oro) was sold in some markets under the name Alfetta 159i. Suspension was torsionnaya on double levers in front and suspension system De Dion. Alfetta was modernized in 1979, when the appearance of the car was updated, new headlights, new wheel arches, and diesel engine versions were added.
The model was available with two four-cylinder DOHC engines with two valves per cylinder, as well as a turbodiesel version supplied by the Italian company VM Motori. The basic engines of 1.6L and 1.8L had two barrel carburettors, while the 2.0L DOHC version received an injector in 1979. Diesel initially had 2.0 liters, but then it was increased to 2.4 liters in 1982.
The four-door Alfetta was sold in the US from 1975 to 1977 under the name Alfetta Sedan. From 1978 to 1979, the medium-revamped version was sold under the name Sport Sedan. The four-cylinder coupe was available from 1975 to 1977 under the nickname Alfetta GT, later renamed Sprint Veloce for its last two years of production in 1978 and 1979. And finally, the V6 version was offered from 1981 to 1986 under the name GTV-6.
Alfa Romeo Alfetta was well recognized throughout the world, since Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moreau used it in his official escort when, in 1978, he was abducted and then killed by the Italian Terrorist Left Organization, the Red Brigades. About these events was subsequently filmed a very successful Italian film The Advocate, which featured Alfetta of all types – from Carabinieri ‘Short Nose-Round Light’ to the personal car of Premiere ‘Long Nose-Square Light’ 2000 Super Saloon.
A special semi-experimental version of CEM (Controllo Elettronico del Motore) was developed in 1981 in collaboration with the University of Genoa. A total of 10 copies were made on the basis of “2.0” l, this engine could use two or four cylinders for its needs to reduce fuel consumption. The cars were used in a taxi in Milan, for the purpose of checking and evaluating the use in real situations. After the first attempt in 1983, a small series (991 copies) was issued, which was sold to special customers. Despite this second experimental phase, the project was not further developed.