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Alfa Romeo Alfa 6

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Alfa Romeo Alfa 6
Aka Alfa Sei
Manufacturer Alfa Romeo
Production 1979–1986
Layout FR layout
Body style Sedan
Engine Petrol:
2.0 L V6
2.5 L V6
Diesel:
2.5 L straight-5
Wheelbase 2600 mm (102.4 in.)
Length 4760 mm (187.4 in.)
Width 1680 mm (66.1in.)
Height 1420 mm (55.9 in.)
Weight 1480 kg (3262 lb) (petrol)
1580 kg (3483 lb) (turbodiesel)
Front track 1408 mm (55.4 in.)
Rear track
1365 mm (53.7 in.)
Predecessor None
Successor Alfa Romeo 164
Related Alfa Romeo Alfetta
Similar Peugeot 604
Citroën CX
Ford Granada
Lancia Gamma
Mercedes-Benz W123


The Alfa Romeo Alfa 6 is an executive car produced by the Italian automaker Alfa Romeo from 1979 to 1986.

On its launch in 1979, the Alfa 6 was the flagship of the Alfa Romeo range. The four-door body was fairly conventional and used a similar style to the existing Alfa Romeo Alfetta, and in fact both vehicles share a great number of parts, including door panels; actually, design work on the 6 was done prior to the Alfa Romeo Alfetta, but the fuel crisis of 1973 delayed further development and led to the 6's belated 1979 debut. The styling was not particularly aerodynamic but the drag coefficient was a somewhat respectable 0.41. Power came from an all-new 2.5 V6 engine which generated 158 hp at 5600 rpm using a total of six carburettors and a single, belt driven camshaft in each cylinder head. Power steering, power windows, central locking, electric wing mirrors and a 25% limited slip differential were standard, making the Alfa 6 competitively priced compared to similar saloons of that time where such equipment typically was a costly extra. The car was also designed to set new standards in safety; for example it featured a shock sensor in the boot which would cut off the fuel supply in the event of a crash.

In 1983 the car was revamped, with single square headlights replacing the twin round units, new bumpers, a new grille and new trim around the rear lights. Minor interior changes were also carried out, whilst mechanically the engine's six carburettors were replaced by Bosch L-Jetronic fuel injection, with the power remaining at 158 hp. This revamp also saw the introduction of two new engines, a 2.0 version of the existing V6 engine (which retained the carburettors) and a 2.5 litre VM 5 cylinder turbodiesel.

The Alfa 6 was the first Alfa Romeo to have a fully zinc-plated body. However, the galvanization proved to be of very low quality, which actually caused the Alfa 6 to rust even faster than previous Alfa Romeos (the brand was already being well-known for having rust issues). The car was also known for problems regarding the alternator, which in early models deteriorated rapidly and needed to be replaced every few months.Template:Fact The Alfa 6's reliability and rust issues, coupled with its relatively small production, mean it is now a very rare car, particularly outside of Italy.

Bertone made Delfino concept car in 1983, it was based on Alfa 6.

Alfa 6 1st and 2nd series



Engines

1982

Model Engine Power Torque
Alfa 6 2,5 V6 2492 cc (6 single carburetor Dellorto) 116 kW (158 PS) 224 N·m (165 ft·lbf) @ 4000 rpm


1983

Model Engine Power Torque
Alfa 6 2,5 V6 QO V6 2492 cc (Bosch L-Jetronic) 116 kW (158 PS) 215 N·m (159 ft·lbf) @ 4000 rpm
Alfa 6 2,0 V6 V6 1997 cc (6 single carburetor Dellorto) 99 kW (135 PS) 178 N·m (131 ft·lbf) @ 4500 rpm
Alfa 6 2,5TD I5-Turbodiesel 2494 cc 77 kW (105 PS) 206 N·m (152 ft·lbf) @ 2400 rpm


Statistics

  • Total build: 12,070
    • With carburetted 2.5 litre V6 petrol engine: 5,748
    • With fuel injected 2.5 litre V6 petrol engine: 1,574
    • With 2.0 litre V6 petrol engine: 1,771
    • With 2.5 litre VM turbodiesel engine: 2,977
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