Alfa Romeo 168


Produced from 1988 to 1992

The Alfa Romeo 168 is a variant of the Alfa Romeo 164, a luxury car that was produced by the Italian automaker Alfa Romeo between 1987 and 1998. The 168 was introduced in 1991 and was intended for certain markets in Asia, where the number “8” is considered to be lucky.

The Alfa Romeo 164 was a large executive car that was designed to compete with other luxury models such as the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. It was the first Alfa Romeo model to feature a transaxle layout, which helped to improve the car’s balance and handling. The 164 was also the first Alfa Romeo model to be built on a platform shared with other manufacturers, as it was based on the Type Four platform, which was also used by Fiat, Lancia and Saab.

The Alfa Romeo 168 was essentially the same car as the 164, with the main difference being the name. The name change was intended to appeal to buyers in Asia who associated the number “8” with good luck and prosperity. The 168 was offered with a choice of petrol and diesel engines.

The Alfa Romeo 168 was not as successful as the 164, and production of the car was discontinued in 1995. The 164, however, remained in production until 1998, and was eventually replaced by the Alfa Romeo 166.

The Alfa Romeo 168 is a relatively rare car today and is not well-known outside of Asia. However, it represents an interesting chapter in the history of Alfa Romeo, as it was the first time the company had attempted to appeal to buyers in Asia with a specific model.

Trim Levels/Versions

YearModel NameFuelBodyWheelDrivePr.FromtoSpeedQOD
YearModel NameFuelBodyWheelDrivePr.FromtoSpeedQOD
1987 1987 Alfa Romeo 168 3.0 V6 Automatic Petrol SedanFWD 217 km/h 1


» Petrol Engines
Id.Engine2959 cc
Kind of EngineNaturally aspirated
Identificative engineBusso 3.0
Cylinders ConfigurationV Engine
Displacement2959 cc
Cylinders number6
Electric engine - kind
Battery kind
Peak Power (hp)
Peak Power (kW)
Battery power
Operating Voltage
Battery: Operating Temperature
Battery: System Voltage
Battery: Cell Configuration
Battery: 0-80% Charge time
Torque245 N-m
Torque @ r.p.m. 3000 rpm
Cylinders angle60
Maximum Power (HP)192 hp
Power (PS)195 ps
Power kW143 kW
Power @ rounds per minute5600 rpm
Bore93 mm
Stroke72.6 mm
Valve TrainSingle overhead camshaft SOHC
Compression Ratio9.5:1
Engine block materialLight alloy
Cylinder head materialLight alloy
Fuel SystemBosh motronic ML-4.1 fuel injection
Engine Data accuracy
168 3.0 V6 Automatic
168 3.0 V6 Automatic

Car body variants

Body styleSedan
Wheelbase2660 mm
Lenght4555 mm
Width1760 mm
Height1397 mm
Curb Weight
Wheel Drive
Engine LocationFront
ChassisPressed steel unitary construction with front subframe
Seating capacity (number)
Track Tread (front)1514 mm
Track Tread (rear)1486 mm
Luggage capacity (min)
Luggage capacity (max)
Weight distribution (FRONT)
Engine AlignmentTransverse
Drag Coefficient
168 3.0 V6 Automatic
168 3.0 V6 Automatic

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