Lancia Lybra sedan (1999-2004)
|Class :||Middle class|
|Body versions :||Limousine , station wagon|
Gasoline engines : 1.6–2.0 liters
Diesel engines :
|Wheelbase :||2593 mm|
|Empty weight :||1375-1485 kg|
|Previous model||Lancia Dedra|
The Lancia Lybra is a mid -range passenger car model from the Italian car manufacturer Lancia . It is the successor to the Lancia Dedra and was offered in Germany from summer 1999 to the end of 2004. In other countries, the station wagon was sold until autumn 2005.
Based on the Fiat Bravo / Brava platform, a mid-range vehicle was created that stood out from its counterparts in the Fiat group, the Fiat Marea and the Alfa Romeo 156 , thanks to its more luxurious and comfortable design . Despite the largely identical floor assembly, ride comfort on the Lybra has been improved by a specially developed rear axle construction with guided trailing arms in aluminum.
From the launch in September 1999 until the end of production, the Lybra offered two body versions: a notchback sedan (Lybra Berlina) and a station wagon (Lybra SW).
The Lybra did not receive a major facelift during the construction period, but technical improvements were made, especially in the first few years. Among other things, the window lifters were strengthened and an automatic windscreen wiper was offered.
The most significant technical innovation from the summer of 2000 on was the navigation system, its upgrade from an 8-bit version ("G2") to a 16-bit version ("G3"), although faster work, but also the problem of incompatible data sets brought. The problem was further exacerbated by the fact that map updates for the G2 system were very soon no longer available.
As of autumn 2003, smaller equipment details were no longer offered. In the course of this year, further engine variants were discontinued, so that ultimately only the 1.8-l petrol engine and the 1.9-l diesel engine were available.
From the end of 2004, the Lancia Lybra was no longer officially offered in Germany. The Lybra was sold on in various other countries, however, recently only in small numbers with the 1.9-liter diesel engine.
|model||cylinder||Displacement||power||Max. Torque||Specialty||construction time|
|1.6||R4||1596 cc||76 kW (103 hp) at 5750 min -1||144 Nm at 4000 min -1||only with five-speed manual transmission||07/1999–12/2003|
|1.8||R4||1747 cc||96 kW (130 hp) at 6300 min -1||156 Nm at 3800 min -1||variable control of the inlet valves; only with five-speed manual transmission||07/1999–12/2004|
|2.0||R5||1998 cc||113 kW (154 hp) at 6500 min -1||186 Nm at 3750 min -1||variable control of the inlet valves; optionally with five-speed manual
or four-speed automatic transmission
|07 / 1999-09 / 2000|
|2.0||R5||1998 cc||110 kW (150 hp) at 6500 min -1||181 Nm at 3750 min -1||variable control of the inlet valves; only with five-speed manual transmission||09 / 2000-12 / 2004|
|1.9 JTD||R4||1910 cc||77 kW (105 hp) at 4000 min -1||255 Nm at 2000 min -1||only with five-speed manual transmission||07 / 1999-09 / 2000|
|1.9 JTD||R4||1910 cc||81 kW (110 hp) at 4000 min -1||275 Nm at 2000 min ÷ 1||only with five-speed manual transmission||09 / 2000–05 / 2001|
|1.9 JTD||R4||1910 cc||85 kW (115 hp) at 4000 min -1||275 Nm at 2000 min -1||only with five-speed manual transmission||05 / 2001-10 / 2005|
|2.4 JTD||R5||2387 cc||100 kW (136 hp) at 4000 min -1||304 Nm at 2000 min -1||only with five-speed manual transmission||10/1999-09 / 2000|
|2.4 JTD||R5||2387 cc||103 kW (140 hp) at 4000 min -1||305 Nm at 2000 min -1||only with five-speed manual transmission||09 / 2000-07 / 2002|
|2.4 JTD||R5||2387 cc||110 kW (150 hp) at 4000 min -1||308 Nm at 1800 min -1||only with five-speed manual transmission||08 / 2002–12 / 2004|
All engines were available with a five-speed manual gearbox, the 2.0-liter engine at times also with a 4-stage automatic converter with manual switching options ("Comfortronic").
In the course of the model's history there were some changes in the engine program. The 1.6-liter petrol engine was deleted. The 2.0-liter gasoline engine was retuned to meet the Euro 3 emissions standard and from then on developed 150 hp; at the same time the automatic variant was omitted. The output of the 1.9 liter jtd engine was initially increased to 110 hp, later to 115 hp, and that of the 2.4 jtd engine was increased in two stages to 140 hp and 150 hp respectively.
As is typical of the brand, the basic version of the Lybra also offered equipment details that were only available as optional extras for other mid-range models, such as electric windows, ESP , head airbags, central locking with remote control and two-zone automatic air conditioning. For the first time in a mid-range vehicle, an integrated control system was offered as standard, in which audio and telematics functions could be combined in one device and controlled or called up via menu guidance. Optionally, this device could be equipped with a navigation system and an integrated mobile phone with a hands-free system.
Above the basic version of the Lybra was the LX variant, with additional aluminum wheels, Alcantara seat covers and an audio system developed by Bose .
The special models “Intensa”, “Emblema” and “Executive” had special paintwork, selected interior decors and specially composed equipment packages.
Between 1999 and 2006, 10,463 Lancia Lybra were newly registered in the Federal Republic of Germany. With 4,587 units, 2000 was the most successful sales year.
- Lancia catalogs, price lists and press releases
- Official Lancia websites for European countries
- German operating instruction Lancia Lybra
|Timeline of Lancia and Autobianchi models since 1945|
|Type||Lancia, independent until 1969||Purchased by Fiat in 1969, Fiat number range since then|
|Autobianchi, JV between Bianchi, Fiat and Pirelli||from 1967 100% part of the Fiat group||abroad as Lancia, in Italy as Autobianchi|
|Small car||A112||Y10 (156)||Y (840)||Ypsilon (843)||Ypsilon (846)|
|Compact class||A111||Delta I  (831)||Delta II (836)||Delta III (844)|
|Middle class||Primula||Prism (831)||Dedra (835)||Lybra (839)|
|... Ardea||Appia||Fulvia||Beta / Trevi (828)||Flavia|
|upper middle class||Flavia||2000||Gamma (830)||Theme (834 / Y9)||Kappa (838)||Thesis (841)||theme|
|Coupé / convertible||Stellina|
|Fulvia Coupé / Sport||Beta Coupé  / Spider / Montecarlo (828)|
|Aurelia||Flaminia||Gamma Coupé / GT (830)||
|Van||Zeta (220)||Phedra (179)||Voyager|
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