Alfa Romeo 166 was manufactured by Italian automaker Alfa Romeo & its production begin from 1998. It takes the idea of a sporting-saloon & gives it a comprehensively modern version, comfortable & elegant, reliable & dynamic, capable to offer top quality driving with extraordinary control. The sedan also has top-quality interior, prolific equipment & loyal to tradition powerful engine
Elegant, individual and sporting, all these three words ideally befit for description of Alfa Romeo 166. Italians remained faithful to the traditions and this time they justified the rank of producer of stylish cars, sparing the special attention the design of car.
Dynamic and interactive on-board Navigator is available as an option of two versions. The basic version includes: pictogram display, Blaupunkt radio-CD player and CD-Changer controls; the second version also offers a GSM telephone with hands-free function and a year subscription to the Connect services. There are the Bose Hi-Fi system with amplifier and subwoofer, Cruise Control and CD-changer, giving the driver maximum flexibility even in the choice of music.
Statute of driving seat became far more comfortable and it is now possible quietly to travel on distant distances, not doing here frequent stops in an order to mash flowing muscles. However there is the impression that producers were oriented on non-standard drivers with short feet and long hands although this failure can be maximally removed by regulations of telescopic helm and difficult system of tuning of driving seat. Speaking about the features of salon, it is possible to mark following: the central cantilever of car is decorated with attractive plastic metallic and a three-spoke helm gives a car a sporting kind.
Under a hood Alfa 166 can hide 2.5L V6 engine, and also 2,0 engine of Twin Spark with a direct injection by power in 165 horse power and 5-cylindrical, 3.2 liter engine & 2.4 liter JTD turbo-diesel with 150 horse power.
New Alfa Romeo has high leveled active and passive safety system. All new models are now provided with the disconnected system of the dynamic stabilizing of VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control), ABS and dynamic checking system after braking. A car is equipped not only frontally but also it has air bags, and also inflatable window shades for a head, all air pillows 6 things are counted. In addition, xenon headlights which for old models were offered only as an option entered in standard acquisition of Alfa Romeo 166.
The main distinctive feature of Alfa Romeo 166 is its dynamic quality and conducting a route. This car is created namely for those, who love an active and rapid ride. Alfa Romeo’s engine works exactly and so cleverly expends energy, that you will not be nervous from the belated reaction of motor to your actions.
In conclusion it is desirable to mark following. In spite of the fact that Alfa Romeo 166 yields to the venerable competitors, quality of making strongly changed in a good side. Surely it is not a competitor to Audi, BMW and all the other cars of this class but definitely it satisfies many demands of a usual buyer. And if you wish to purchase a stylish, comfortable, practical and inexpensive car for daily journeys on a city, Alfa Romeo 166 is created for you.
What critics have to say?
Quality of Alfa Romeo 166 was considerably improved, as compared to the previous models of the Italian producer, and the problem of corrosion of basket remained in the past. Its predecessor, Certainly, Alfa Romeo can not make the deserving competition for BMW 3-Series, but we can definitely say that all products of Alfa became one level higher than earlier. Alfa Romeo 166 has removed hands from the sale of right-hand drive since 2005 October.
In spite of the fact that driving seat is not very much comfortable, neither for a driver nor a front passenger has an occasion to grumble about the shortage of space, because they have a lot of place for feet, shoulders and elbows. However, back passengers did not have as much luck, as front: back space for feet is very limited, and a back sofa is calculated rather on two, than on three passengers. Also buyers can be disappointed at small freight space.