Friday, January 21, 2011

Alfa Romeo 75 Milano

In 1985, Alfa Romeo replaced the Giulietta Nuova with the 75, otherwise known as the Milano in America. This car was named the 75 to commemorate the 75th birthday of the marque. When it ceased production in 1992, around 187, 000 units had been produced.

On the outside, the changes were nice. The overall shape is given a more boxy-wedge design. Panels have been smoothed out. The front fascia is most fascinating. Centred is the signature Alfa grille, surrounded by a trapezoidal inlet and flanked by parallelogram headlamps. The lower skirt has been lowered to give the car extra sportiness, and feature rectangular fog lights. The rear end has been cleaned up and the tail lights form one homologous unit.

The interior is brand new. Gone is the interior made up up many different parts. Behold, the interior of the 80's: angularism!!! The 75 comes with a dramatically redesigned interior, made up of a melange of angular facets. New sports seats grace the front, while all occupants will enjoy the new upholstery. A dramatically redesigned centre console is ergonomic and driver-friendly. It's organization is neat, even by modern day standards. The instrument display has also been redesigned, with gauges which are much easier to read. The front passenger will surely appreciate the increased space made available by the asymmetrical dashboard. Draw your attention to the handbrake lever. Fascinating, huh?

Those who loved the Giulietta further loved the 75. A variety of sporty features were updated, including upgraded brakes, suspension, gear box, and perfect weight distributions. V6 models even had a limited slip differential!

Basically, throughout its career, these were the engines used:

1.8L Turbo
2.0L Turbodiesel
2.4L Turbodiesel
2.5L V6
3.0L V6

And yes, the pedals came from Heaven itself!

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