The Alfa Romeo 164 was the company's last car ever sold in the United States for a long time. It first went on sale in 1990 with 1,549 units sold that year, replacing the 1987-1989 Alfa Romeo Milano.


Year-to-year changes[edit | edit source]

1991 1992 1993 1994 1995
Base N/A
L LS
S
N/A Quadrifoglio

1991[edit | edit source]

The 164 came in three different trim levels -- base, L and S. This was the only model year for the base sedan. The first 1,549 units were all sold in calendar year 1990 as early 1991 models.

1994[edit | edit source]

In the U.S., Alfa sold less than 400 cars in the first half of 1994, and its 28-year-old Spider model was finally put out to pasture. That left the company with only its 164 front-drive sport sedan to be put on sale. It competed with the Acura Legend, Lexus ES 250/300, Infiniti G20 and the low- to mid-price European sport sedans from Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

1995[edit | edit source]

The 164 was unchanged for 1995 when it was released on or before October 3, 1994. It was available in two versions, LS and Quadrifoglio, which is Italian for "4-leaf clover", Alfa's early racing insignia. The beautiful 3.0-liter dohc all-aluminum V6 used Bosch Motronic engine management. The 230-hp Quadrifoglio version used larger intake runners to get its extra 20 hp. Other Quadrifoglio differences were sport seats, sport alloy wheels, electronic suspension, and a "ground effects" spoiler kit. All 164s had leather upholstery, air conditioning, power seats, cruise control and a power sunroof. The optional automatic transmission was limited to the LS, as was metallic paint and unique front sheetmetal. 

Wheels for both Quadrifoglio and LS were 15'6 in. with 195/65 tires, wider wheels and larger section tires, further enhancing the already excellent handling. The Quadrifoglio V6 was the most powerful 3.0-liter available in a sedan, only the Acura NSX and Porsche 968 had more powerful 3.0-liter engines.

Sales of all Alfa Romeo vehicles ceased in the United States after 1995.

Retail prices[edit | edit source]

Model year(s) Trim level List price Destination charge Effective date
1991 Base $24,990 $395 February 10, 1991
1991 L $28,460 $395 February 10, 1991
1991 S $30,970 $395 February 10, 1991
1992 Base $25,865 $395 February 9, 1992
1992 L $29,456 $395 February 9, 1992
1992 S $32,054 $395 February 9, 1992
1993 L $30,240 $425 N/A
1993 S $34,990 $425 N/A
1994 LS $34,890 $425 N/A
1994 Quadrifoglio $37,690 $425 N/A
1995 LS $36,140 $460 N/A
1995 Quadrifoglio $38,940 $460 N/A

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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