Alfa Romeo 145

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Alfa Romeo 145 (1994-1996)
Alfa Romeo 145 (1994-1996)
Production period: 1994-2001
Class : Compact class
Body versions : Station wagon
Otto engines : 1.4–2.0 liters
(66–114 kW)
Diesel engines :
1.9 liters
(66–77 kW)
Length: 4061-4093 mm
Width: 1712 mm
Height: 1425-1427 mm
Wheelbase : 2540 mm
Empty weight : 1110-1240 kg
Previous model Alfa Romeo 33
successor Alfa Romeo 147
Rear view

The Alfa Romeo 145 is a compact class automobile from the Italian manufacturer Alfa Romeo , which was produced from summer 1994 to early 2001.


The Alfa 145 was produced from July 1994 and was the successor to the Alfa 33 . The five-door sister model was the Alfa Romeo 146 presented at the beginning of 1995. The internal factory designation for 145 and 146 is Type 930.

The body design of the 145 goes back to Ermanno Cressoni , the longtime Alfa Romeo head of design, who became head of the Centro Stile there after the takeover of Alfa by Fiat. Cressoni was already responsible for the design of vehicles such as the Alfetta sedan , the Transaxle Giulietta, the first Alfa 33 and the Alfa 75 .

In addition, with the 145, Cressoni was able to design a vehicle with a step in the lower edge of the door window. Cressoni already wanted this feature for the Fiat Cinquecento , where it could not be implemented for reasons of cost.

Originally the body was designed for the Lancia Delta and was very similar to that of the Alfa 146 with a short notchback. In wind tunnel tests, a styrofoam block was placed on the trunk lid and a hatchback was created that achieved very good aerodynamic values. When the board saw this model, it was decided that the design would fit less to a Lancia and more to an Alfa. The front section was then brought into the familiar shape and detailed solutions were designed in a manner typical of Alfa.

The Alfa 145 was based on the Fiat Tipo floor pan . This was extensively modified to enable the use of the horizontally installed boxer engines from Alfa Romeo. As a result, the Alfa 145 also made the modifications that the Fiat Tipo experienced in the course of its model career.

First there was the Alfa Romeo 145 with the petrol engines already known from the Alfasud and the Alfa Romeo 33 , boxer engines with 8 valves with 1.4 (66 kW / 90 PS) or 1.6 liters displacement (76 kW / 103 PS) and 1.7 liter displacement and 16 valves (95 kW / 129 PS). A turbo-charged diesel engine with a displacement of 2.0 liters and a maximum output of 66 kW (90 hp) was also offered.

Externally, the first series can be recognized by an oval tailpipe of the exhaust system, almost flat wheel trims with an embossed Alfa Romeo logo and windshield wipers with plastic panels reaching up to the wiper blades. In the interior, a gray dashboard with rectangular air vents dominates the picture.

In September 1995 the Alfa Romeo 145 Quadrifoglio Verde was presented at the 56th IAA as the top model of the series. Differences to the other models in the series were the side skirts with the green Quadrifoglio emblem, the light alloy wheels, sporty seats, modified instruments, leather steering wheel with red stitching and a specially taut sports chassis. The first TwinSpark engine was used in this model: a two-liter in-line four-cylinder engine with dual ignition and 110 kW (150 hp) maximum output.


With the revision in December 1996, the engine range was changed from the boxer to inline four-cylinder engines with double ignition, because the boxer engines did not achieve the desired performance and fuel consumption values ​​due to the significantly higher vehicle weight. Four petrol engines with a displacement of 1.4 to 2.0 liters and 16 valves were available, as well as the turbo-charged diesel engine.

External modifications to the body were not made. The difference between the vehicles can only be made out in a few details: the vehicles were equipped with a third brake light, the wheel covers are now a little more curved and still have an embossed Alfa Romeo logo, the tailpipe of the exhaust system is now round and the As with other vehicles, windshield wipers consist of metal arms with hooked, segmented wiper blades. Furthermore, the engine designation is no longer on the left side of the trunk lid behind the lettering "145", but on the right side together with the lettering T.SPARK or TD.

In the interior, however, the vehicle has undergone major changes: a two-tone center console with modified controls for ventilation and round ventilation nozzles was located in it, and the steering wheel has a colored Alfa Romeo logo on it. Furthermore, a band of fabric running from left to right, matching the chosen color of the interior, was integrated on the dashboard, which further enhances the interior. The entire dashboard has been better filled with foam to further reduce the creaking and rattling noises.

Under the sheet metal, the Alfa Romeo 145 was significantly modified in parallel to the Fiat Tipo in order to improve accident safety. The Fiat Tipo had achieved a devastating result in the NCAP crash test that was newly introduced at the time, which is why the front section of the floor pan was significantly reinforced in order to achieve better crash behavior. All vehicles based on Fiat received these changes as well, including the Alfa Romeo 145. As a result, the curb weight of the vehicles increased significantly.

Another facelift took place in October 1998. External modifications particularly affected the bumpers, which were equipped with inserted bumper strips and a more rounded look. In addition, the bumpers were now completely painted in the same color as the car, except for a narrow bumper strip, while the previous models had a wide, unpainted strip. The hubcaps were given a colored Alfa Romeo logo.

Only a few modifications have been made to the interior: ventilation nozzles and instruments have been decorated with chrome rings, and the door openers are now also in a chrome look. In addition, the safety equipment has been further improved: side airbags were now standard, the front passenger airbag has seat occupancy detection.

The engine range was only partially revised: a variable intake manifold increased the engine output of the 1.8-liter four-cylinder engines to a maximum of 106 kW (144 hp) and the two-liter four-cylinder engines to a maximum of 114 kW (155 hp) as in the Alfa Romeo 156 , the 2.0-liter turbo diesel engine with swirl chamber injection has been replaced by a 1.9-liter turbo diesel engine with common rail injection , a maximum output of 77 kW (105 hp) and 8 valves. Furthermore, the range of available colors has been revised: From now on, a yellow metallic tone was also found in the color range with a total of 16 available colors.

Production of the 145 ended in January 2001. The successor was the Alfa Romeo 147 .


No different equipment lines were offered for the Alfa Romeo 145. However, the equipment varied with the engine and country of sale, and not all options were available for all engines.

07 / 1994-12 / 1996

Alfa 145 1.4

(23,950 DM)

The standard equipment included: driver airbag, front belt tensioner, side impact protection, fire protection system FPS, colored glazing, hinged rear side windows, steel wheels with 175/65 R14 tires

Optionally available were: passenger airbag (500 DM), ABS (1530 DM), rear headrests (260 DM), electric window lifters (360 DM), electric sliding glass roof (1280 DM).

The bumpers were completely unpainted, as were the side skirts, exterior mirror housings and the door handles.

Alfa 145 1.4 L

(26,650 DM)

The “Lusso” (= luxury) package included the following additional equipment as standard: rear disc brakes (instead of drum brakes), ABS, rear headrests, height-adjustable driver's seat, central locking, electric window lifters, asymmetrically split rear seat bench in a 60/40 ratio

Other available options included: air conditioning (2250 DM), painted bumper lower parts (330 DM), anti-theft alarm system with remote control (460 DM)

Alfa 145 1.6

(28,700 DM)

Further standard equipment for the 1.6 L: painted lower bumper parts, check panel (display of open doors), electric tailgate opening (instead of cable), electrically adjustable and heated exterior mirrors, fog lights, steel wheels with 185/60 R14 tires

Alfa 145 Quadrifoglio Verde

(36,400 DM)

The top model included the following as standard: driver and front passenger airbags, ABS, height-adjustable steering wheel, leather gear knob, sports seats, lower bumper section and widened side skirts, as well as exterior mirrors and door handles painted in the vehicle color, light alloy wheels with 195/55 R15 tires, pre-installed radio with 6 speakers and antenna , Headlight washer

Options included Recaro sports seats (DM 1130) and the exclusive MOMO leather interior (DM 1800).

Alfa 145 TD

(28,700 DM)

The 145 TD was comparable to the 145 1.4 L equipped with similar options. In the Netherlands, however, with standard central locking, electric window lifters and radio preparation

12 / 1996-10 / 1998

With the first facelift, the standard equipment and the available options were also improved, but the basic prices as well as the engine power increased.

Alfa 145 1.4 T.SPARK

(25,200 DM)

The standard equipment of the entry-level model included, among other things: driver and front passenger airbags, front seat belt tensioners, side impact protection, fire protection system FPS, third brake light, power steering, steel wheels with 185 / 60HR14 tires

Options available included: ABS (650 DM), rear headrests (260 DM), electric sliding glass roof (1280 DM), central locking (310 DM), electric windows at the front (360 DM), pre-installation for radio with 6 speakers and roof antenna (300 DM) , Fog lights (280 DM)

The lower parts of the bumpers as well as the side skirts, exterior mirror housings and door handles were unpainted.

Alfa 145 1.4 T.SPARK L

(27,950 DM)

The “Lusso” (= luxury) package included the following additional equipment: rear disc brakes (instead of drum brakes), ABS, rear headrests, optionally fabric or velor seat covers, height-adjustable steering wheel and driver's seat, rear seat bench (60/40) that can be folded down asymmetrically and in vehicle color painted bumper lower parts, check panel, central locking, electric windows, fog lights

Options: Exclusive leather upholstery MOMO (2000 DM), light alloy wheels (970 DM), radio remote control for the central locking (220 DM), anti-theft alarm system with radio remote control (460 DM), thermostatically controlled air conditioning (2400 DM), headlight washer system (390 DM), electrically adjustable - and heated exterior mirrors (300 DM)

Alfa 145 1.6 T.SPARK

(29.9700 DM)

The standard equipment was similar to the Alfa 145 1.4 T.SPARK L, but the series also included the electrically adjustable and heated exterior mirrors. The options were identical to the 145 1.4 T.SPARK L.

Alfa 145 1.8 T.SPARK

(32,900 DM)

The additional equipment of the series included: Velor interior fittings, electric tailgate opening (instead of cable), side skirts, exterior mirror housings and door handles in body color, light alloy wheels with 195 / 55VR15 tires

The following options were also available: sports interior equipment (sporty seat covers with Alfa Romeo lettering, leather steering wheel, leather gear knob) (250 DM), sports package (Recaro sports seats, leather steering wheel, leather gear knob) (1,300 DM)

Alfa 145 Quadrifoglio Verde

(35,900 DM)

In addition to the 1.8 T.SPARK, the top version also included as standard: leather gear knob, leather steering wheel, sports seats, backrest of the front seats with pockets, aerodynamic side skirts in body color and with QV emblem, pre-installation for radio with 6 loudspeakers and roof antenna

Recaro sports seats (1130 DM) were optionally available

Alfa 145 2.0 TD

(28,900 DM)

The standard equipment and options of the Alfa 145 2.0 TD were based on the Alfa 145 1.4 T.SPARK L, but steel wheels with 175 / 65TR14 tires were fitted.

10 / 1998–01 / 2001

With the second facelift, side airbags were also included in the standard equipment, depending on the market, and the standard equipment was also improved in some cases.

Special models

There were some special models of the Alfa 145 that were only available for a short time or were limited to a few numbers:


The Trofeo package was offered in the second half of 1996 until the first facelift. It was available for the Alfa 145 1.4, Alfa 145 1.4 L and Alfa 145 1.6. It was available in the colors Alfarot and black, and included, among other things, 15-inch “Zender Imola” alloy wheels with 195/50 R15 tires, a lowering kit (40 mm), fully painted bumpers, exterior mirror housings and side skirts as well as a roof spoiler and an oval panel for the tailpipe of the exhaust system. Parts from the Zender range of accessories were used in the interior: an aluminum gear knob with a leather sleeve and red stitched seams, as well as aluminum pedal pads. The standard equipment was not changed.


The Alfa 145 Junior had a sportier look than the production vehicles. It included the painted side skirts of the 145 Quadrifoglio Verde, albeit with Junior lettering instead of the green QV emblem, painted exterior mirror housings and door handles, a lowering of the chassis and 15-inch light-alloy wheels in five-hole design.

The leather steering wheel and leather gear knob were found in the interior. The Alfa 145 Junior was offered in 1998 before the second facelift for the 1.4 T.SPARK L and 1.6 T.SPARK models.

Limited 500

The Limited 500 Edition was limited to 500 copies and was available for the Alfa 145 after the second facelift in 1999 for the 145 1.4 T.SPARK, 1.6 T.SPARK and 1.9 JTD in black. Here the middle section of the dashboard was painted silver, the lettering "Limited 500" was printed on the side sections above the sills and under the taillights and the number of the vehicle was noted on the center console. The package included 16-inch “Zender Le Mans” alloy wheels for summer tires and lowering, a roof spoiler, painted bumper strips, an oval exhaust cover and white side indicators. The interior has been upgraded with a leather sports steering wheel, aluminum gear knob and handbrake lever, aluminum pedal pads, and stainless steel door sills. The standard equipment has been upgraded with a semi-automatic climate control system.

Edizione Sportiva

After the success of the Alfa 145 Limited 500 , another special model was launched at the end of the 930 series in 2000, which was based heavily on the Limited 500 models, but could also be ordered in Alfarot, blue and silver. The paintwork of the center console and the rims were the same in both packages, there were also 15-inch light alloy wheels in junior style with winter tires, roof spoiler and lowering as well as the white side indicators were available. Only the Limited 500 lettering was missing .

Engine overview

model Motor type Engine type Number of valves Cubic capacity in cm³ Max. power Max. Torque Acceleration, 0-100 km / h Maximum speed v max in km / h Construction period
1.4 Gasoline engine B 4 8th 1351 66 kW (90 hp) at 6000 min -1 115 Nm at 4400 min -1 12.5 s 178 07 / 1994-12 / 1996
1.4 T. Spark R 4 16 1370 76 kW (103 hp) at 6000 min -1 124 Nm at 4600 min -1 11.2 s 185 12/1996–01/2001
1.6 B4 8th 1596 76 kW (103 hp) at 6000 min -1 134 Nm at 4500 min -1 11.0 s 185 10 / 1994-12 / 1996
1.6 T. Spark R4 16 1598 88 kW (120 hp) at 6300 min -1 144 Nm at 4500 min -1 10.2 s 195 12/1996–01/2001
1.7 16V B4 16 1712 95 kW (129 hp) at 6500 min -1 148 Nm at 4300 min -1 9.8 s 200 10 / 1994-12 / 1996
1.8 T. Spark R4 16 1747 103 kW (140 hp) at 6300 min -1 165 Nm at 4000 min -1 9.2 s 205 12 / 1996-09 / 1998
1.8 T. Spark R4 16 1747 106 kW (144 hp) at 6500 min -1 169 Nm at 3500 min -1 9.1 s 207 10 / 1998–01 / 2001
2.0 T. Spark R4 16 1970 110 kW (150 hp) at 6200 min -1 187 Nm at 4000 min -1 8.4 s 210 10 / 1995-03 / 1998
2.0 T. Spark R4 16 1970 114 kW (155 hp) at 6400 min -1 187 Nm at 3500 min -1 8.3 s 211 03 / 1998–01 / 2001
2.0 TD Diesel engine R4 8th 1929 66 kW (90 hp) at 4100 min -1 186 Nm at 2400 min -1 12.0 s 178 10 / 1994-02 / 1999
2.0 TD Cat. R4 8th 1929 66 kW (90 hp) at 4200 min -1 186 Nm at 2500 min -1 12.0 s 178 10 / 1994-02 / 1999
1.9 JTD R4 8th 1910 77 kW (105 hp) at 4000 min -1 255 Nm at 2000 min -1 10.4 s 185 02/1999–01/2001

Additional technical information

Alfa Romeo 145 1.4 TS

  • Control unit: Bosch Motronic MPI 1.5.5
  • Transmission: 5-speed
  • Drive type: front wheel drive
  • Empty weight: 1210 kg
  • Average consumption: 8.1 l / 100 km
  • Tank capacity: 51 l
  • Front track: 1472 mm
  • Rear track: 1441 mm

145 2.0 Twin Spark 16V Quadrifoglio Verde

  • Control unit: Bosch Motronic M2.10.3
  • Transmission: 5-speed
  • Drive type: front wheel drive
  • Empty weight: 1240 kg
  • Average consumption: 8.7 l / 100 km
  • Tank capacity: 61 l
  • Front track: 1472 mm
  • Rear track: 1441 mm

Individual evidence

  1. Alfa Romeo 145 Design Story >> Yaroslav Bozhdynsky's Personal Website. In: 2013, Retrieved June 12, 2019 (American English, interview with Chris Bangle ).
  2. a b c d Alfa 145 . Alfa Romeo / Tipolito Maggioni, Netherlands July 1994 (Dutch, 8 pages, [accessed on June 12, 2019] Catalog ID: 02.9ACI7J1 or 02.9AC [7] 1; registration required).
  3. a b c d Alfa 145 . Alfa Romeo / Viappiani, Switzerland February 1998 (4 pages, catalog ID: 02.9.9139.36).
  4. ^ Alfa 145 . Alfa Romeo / Fiat Automobil GmbH, Austria August 1999 (28 pages, without catalog ID).
  5. Alfa 145/146 Trofeo . Alfa Romeo, Germany July 1996 (4 pages, catalog ID unknown).
  6. Alfa 145 Junior . Alfa Romeo / Viappiani, Germany June 1998 (8 pages, catalog ID: 02.9.9498.50).
  7. Alfa Romeo 145 1.6i 16V Twin Spark cat Junior (06/1998 - 03/1999): prezzo e scheda tecnica - In: Retrieved June 12, 2019 (Italian).
  8. ^ Alfa Romeo: One of 500 | In: September 10, 2002, accessed June 12, 2019 .
  9. ^ Alfa 145 Edizione Sportiva . Alfa Romeo, Germany May 2000 (4 pages, catalog ID unknown).

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