The Alfa Romeo 75 is derived from the Giulietta, and retains the Alfa Romeo Twin-Cam engines from that car. In the 75 these span 1.6, 1.8 and 2.0, all fed by a pair of twin-choke carburettors. Later models also used the Alfa Romeo Busso V6 engine in 2.5 and 3.0 form. Alfa Romeo also produced a 2.0 diesel using a VM engine, not sold in the UK.
All 75s used five-speed manual gearboxes, though a three-speed automatic was optional. All drove the rear wheels, and all Alfa Romeo 75s used a transaxle. 2.0 Twin Spark and 3.0 V6 models used a limited slip differential.
Owing to its transaxle, the Alfa Romeo 75 has near perfect weight distribution, and as such handling is pleasingly neutral. The nicest cars are those fitted with the V6 -– ideally the 3.0 – though a late Twin Spark is still an effective sports saloon. All feel livelier than they should, and all will put a smile on the driver’s face.
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