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.
The Alfa Romeo 4C was designed not only to be an exclusive car both for contents and performance, but also to become an achievable dream for Alfa Romeo fans all over the world. As a consequence, it was necessary to think in terms of limited production volumes, but still in the order of some thousands vehicles per year and, therefore, decidedly higher than those of the practically handcrafted production characterising this class.
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.