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The Most Common Alfa Romeo 156 Symbols

These are the most common dashboard symbols that you will see in your Alfa Romeo 156. Click on one to see more information or scroll further down to see the link to the owner's manual where you can find even more symbols.

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About the 156

Created between 1997 – 2007, the 156 was styled to be a compact executive car and replaced the Alfa Romeo 155.

Initially showcased at the Frankfurt Auto Show, it enjoyed a good reception and subsequently was voted as the European Car of the Year, titles also enjoyed by the Alfa Romeo cars the 147 and 156. Produced at the Fiat group Assembly plant in Pomigliano d’Arco in Italy, the 156 also had parts made in the GM facility in Rayong, Thailand.

Several variations were designed and produced, like the saloon, sports wagon and cross wagon and these could be purchased with a range of 7 engines. In addition to the numerous combinations of engines and styles, there were different packages to customize the vehicle to the customer's exact specifications.

Available at the time was a 5-speed automatic manual transmission for the sport wagon and station wagon. The estate was the first victim of the fiat takeover and was dropped from production ahead of the other variations.

Designed by Alfa Romeos head designer, Walter de Silva, the 156 had high curved flanks, retro door handles and a deep grille. 2002 saw a newly styled facelift, with changes made to the interior, matte-finish surface, dual climate control, electronic stability control and emergency brake assist. In premium trim levels, a Bose surround sound system could be installed.

The Alfa Romeo 156 GTA took its name from another Alfa Romeo car built in the 1960s, the initialism stands for Gran Turismo Alleggerita, the very first model was sold unconventionally via an online auction for the high price of €48,691.26.