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10 production models

42 discontinued models

history
Romeo is not only a thespian Shakespearean character but also represents part of an Italian mechanical deity, devoted to constructing automobiles at godly standards for mortal drivers. It is the Alfa without the Omega for ever since it began producing cars back in 1910, never has its activity been threatened by permanent halting. The Alfa Romeo coat of arms looks like it bears the marks of early religious involvement with a red cross on a white background reminding of the crusades juxtaposed with a dragon headed snake that resembles the devilish creature slain by Saint George but it was actually designed by human heads with only one purpose in mind: devotion and performance.

Although the firm is widely deemed as 100% Italian, its beginnings prove otherwise. The company was originally founded as Societa Anonima Italiana Darracq by French automobile industry entrepreneur Alexandre Darracq with help from Italian investors in 1906. One of the high-rollers, an aristocrat known by the name of Ugo Stella, later became chairman of the newly formed Milano- based corporate entity that would have a hard time selling cars by 1909.

Ugo then took a decisive step by founding a new motor company in association with the other investors and Darracq. The ALFA, an acronym for Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili translated to Lombard Automobile Factory, Public Company. The early Alfas were undoubtedly some fine pieces of machinery, and helped the company succeed in making cars that appealed to the Italian market and that would later become a corner stone in auto-engineering and design. In 1915, Neapolitan Nicola Romeo – a mathematical teacher – took over the company's management during World War I and brought significant changes to the factory's assembly lines in order to comply with the high demand of military equipment at the time.

Alfa Romeo has also been involved in racing, having won competitions ever since the birth of their first 24 HP model in 1910 – which entered the famous Sicilian Targa Florio competition. Soon after its fulminatory start, many victories would come on equally numerous racing tracks all over Europe. The immense success of the Alfa Romeo models throughout the upcoming 5 decades – whose image benefited greatly from their impressive performances in motor racing – did not translate into economic growth for the Italian company. Consequently, Alfa Romeo was purchased by Finmeccanica S.p.A. – a government-controlled industrial group – some 50 years later, in order to avoid bankruptcy.

However, the state would not hold on to it too long and eventually gave it up (again) because of its financial difficulties. Before becoming stray and disoriented, Fiat adopted it as one of the group's subsidiaries. Alfa has been rolling with Fiat since 1986.

The marque is one of the few European ones currently unavailable in the US, having halted all exports to the North American market in 1995. However, it may be planning a return to US grounds through a mutually beneficial partnership with luxury manufacturer Maserati.
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production models:
sort:yearname
ALFA ROMEO Giulietta specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO Giulietta

coupes

Gasoline · Natural gas · Diesel

5 generations

2016 - present
ALFA ROMEO Giulia specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO Giulia

sedans

Gasoline · Diesel

3 generations

2016 - present
ALFA ROMEO 4C specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO 4C

coupes

Gasoline

1 generation

2013 - present
ALFA ROMEO 4C Spider specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO 4C Spider

convertibles

Gasoline

1 generation

2015 - present

1 generation

2017 - present
ALFA ROMEO Giulia Veloce specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO Giulia Veloce

sedans

Gasoline · Diesel

1 generation

2016 - present
ALFA ROMEO Giulia GTA specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO Giulia GTA

hatchbacks

Gasoline

1 generation

2020 - present
ALFA ROMEO Stelvio specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO Stelvio

suvs

Gasoline · Diesel

1 generation

2017 - present

1 generation

2016 - present
ALFA ROMEO Tonale specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO Tonale

suvs

Hybrid gasoline

1 generation

2022 - present
 
discontinued models:
sort:yearname
ALFA ROMEO 145 specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO 145

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Diesel

1 generation

1994 - 2000
ALFA ROMEO 146 specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO 146

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Diesel

1 generation

1995 - 2000
ALFA ROMEO 147 3 Doors specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO 147 3 Doors

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Diesel

3 generations

2005 - 2009
ALFA ROMEO 147 5 Doors specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO 147 5 Doors

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Diesel

2 generations

2005 - 2009
ALFA ROMEO 155 specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO 155

sedans

Gasoline · Diesel

1 generation

1992 - 1998
ALFA ROMEO 156 specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO 156

sedans

Gasoline · Diesel

3 generations

2003 - 2005
ALFA ROMEO 156 Sportwagon specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO 156 Sportwagon

wagons

Gasoline · Diesel

3 generations

2003 - 2005
ALFA ROMEO 159 specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO 159

sedans

Gasoline · Diesel

1 generation

2005 - 2011
ALFA ROMEO 159 Sportwagon specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO 159 Sportwagon

wagons

Gasoline · Diesel

1 generation

2006 - 2011
ALFA ROMEO 164 specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO 164

sedans

Gasoline · Diesel

1 generation

1988 - 1998
ALFA ROMEO 166 specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO 166

sedans

Gasoline · Diesel

2 generations

2003 - 2007
ALFA ROMEO 1900 specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO 1900

sedans

Gasoline

2 generations

1956 - 1959
ALFA ROMEO 2000 specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO 2000

sedans

Gasoline

1 generation

1971 - 1977
ALFA ROMEO 24 HP specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO 24 HP

convertibles

Gasoline

1 generation

1910 - 1913
ALFA ROMEO 2600 specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO 2600

convertibles

Gasoline

1 generation

1962 - 1965
ALFA ROMEO 33 specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO 33

sedans

Gasoline

3 generations

1990 - 1994
ALFA ROMEO 33 Sport Wagon specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO 33 Sport Wagon

wagons

Gasoline

1 generation

1988 - 1994
ALFA ROMEO 6 specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO 6

sedans

Gasoline

2 generations

1983 - 1986
ALFA ROMEO 6C specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO 6C

coupes

Gasoline

3 generations

1939 - 1952
ALFA ROMEO 75 specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO 75

sedans

Gasoline · Diesel

1 generation

1985 - 1992
ALFA ROMEO 8C specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO 8C

coupes

Gasoline

4 generations

2008 - 2010
ALFA ROMEO Alfasud specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO Alfasud

sedans

Gasoline

3 generations

1980 - 1983
ALFA ROMEO Alfasud Giardinetta specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO Alfasud Giardinetta

hatchbacks

Gasoline

2 generations

1978 - 1981
ALFA ROMEO Alfasud Sprint specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO Alfasud Sprint

hatchbacks

Gasoline

1 generation

1976 - 1983
ALFA ROMEO Alfasud Ti specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO Alfasud Ti

coupes

Gasoline

3 generations

1980 - 1983
ALFA ROMEO Alfetta specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO Alfetta

sedans

Gasoline · Diesel

4 generations

1979 - 1984
ALFA ROMEO Arna specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO Arna

hatchbacks

Gasoline

1 generation

1983 - 1987
ALFA ROMEO Brera specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO Brera

coupes

Gasoline · Diesel

1 generation

2005 - 2010
ALFA ROMEO Crosswagon Q4 specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO Crosswagon Q4

wagons

Diesel

1 generation

2004 - 2007

1 generation

2011 - 2016
ALFA ROMEO GT specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO GT

coupes

Gasoline · Diesel

1 generation

2003 - 2010
ALFA ROMEO GTV specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO GTV

coupes

Gasoline

2 generations

2003 - 2005
ALFA ROMEO MiTo specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO MiTo

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Diesel · Natural gas

3 generations

2016 - 2018

2 generations

2013 - 2016
ALFA ROMEO MiTo Veloce specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO MiTo Veloce

hatchbacks

Gasoline

1 generation

2016 - 2018
ALFA ROMEO Montreal specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO Montreal

coupes

Gasoline

1 generation

1970 - 1977
ALFA ROMEO RL specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO RL

convertibles

Gasoline

2 generations

1925 - 1927
ALFA ROMEO RM specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO RM

convertibles

Gasoline

1 generation

1923 - 1925
ALFA ROMEO Spider specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO Spider

convertibles

Gasoline · Diesel

6 generations

2006 - 2010
ALFA ROMEO Sprint specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO Sprint

coupes

Gasoline

2 generations

1983 - 1989
ALFA ROMEO Tipo 33 specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO Tipo 33

coupes

Gasoline

1 generation

1967 - 1969
ALFA ROMEO Torpedo 20-30 HP specs and photos

ALFA ROMEO Torpedo 20-30 HP

convertibles

Gasoline

1 generation

1921 - 1922