Alfa Romeo 164 was offered with a range of powerful petrol engines. The 2.0-litre twin spark engine produced 148 bhp, while the 3.0-litre V6 delivered 192 bhp. A 2.5-litre turbodiesel turbo (117 bhp) was also available.
In May 1985, Alfa Romeo celebrated its 75th birthday with a launch of a new sporty saloon, a status symbol car whose job was to repeat the success of the Giulietta and Alfetta. The new Alfa Romeo 75, also known as Alfa Romeo Milano in the US, was designed by the Alfa Romeo Style Centre.
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint’s shape was designed by Carrozzeria Bertone, but more than one stylist contributed to the creation of the this coupe. The initial configuration was the work of Giuseppe Scarnati, an Alfa Romeo designer who created and produced the first prototype at the Alfa Romeo Special Bodywork department between 1951 and 1953. But it lacked something in the eyes of Francesco Quaroni, general manager of Alfa Romeo, who then brought in the stylists Mario Boano from Ghia and Franco Scaglione from Bertone. Both designers collaborated jointly on the first prototype. But during the preparatory stage Boano moved on to run the newly set-up Fiat Style Centre and gave up the commission. After this, Giulietta Sprint was designed by Bertone alone.