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Segment: Medium

The Thema was close to its final years, but the Italian carmaker was not ready to change it and kept it running until 1995 when it switched to the Kappa lineup.

By 1992, the Thema was already eight years old on the market, and that, from those times standards, made it an old model. Fiat, who owned the Lancia brand since 1969, wasn't ready to introduce a new generation so it ordered its engineers and designers to work on the car and keep the Thema on the assembly line for a couple of years more. And they did.

The Thema struggled to survive and showed its age on its flat and dull trapezoidal grille. Its rectangular headlights were reshaped, and that gave the car a better image from the front. But there was nothing to do with the bodywork's boxy-style, a style that other carmakers already replaced.

Inside, the Thema was roomy for four passengers, with plenty of room for the front occupants. But in the rear, it was better only for two. Since it was built on the same platform as the Alfa Romeo 164, it featured a center tunnel that was too intrusive for three passengers. Its wood-trims and the open storage area in front of the passenger seat helped it score some points in the comfort department.

Under the hood, Lancia kept its 2.0-liter engines and added the 3.0-liter V6 from the Alfa Romeo 164. Neither of them was paired to an automatic transmission. The performances were good for those times and kept the Lancia spirit alive among those who enjoyed spirited driving but needed a large vehicle.

LANCIA Thema 1992 - 1995
LANCIA Thema (1992 - 1995)
LANCIA Thema 1992 - 1995
  4 gasoline engines
  • 2.0L 5MT (116 HP)
  • 2.0L 5MT (155 HP)
  • 2.0L Turbo 5MT (205 HP)
  • 3.0L V6 5MT (175 HP)
  1 diesel engine
  • 2.5L Turbo 5MT (181 HP)

LANCIA Thema 2.0L 5MT (116 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0L 5MT (116 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1995 cm3
Power
85 KW @ 5600 RPM
116 HP @ 5600 RPM
114 BHP @ 5600 RPM
Torque
120 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
162 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
121.2 mph (195 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
11.4 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
175/70HR14
DIMENSIONS
Length
181.1 in (4600 mm)
Width
68.9 in (1750 mm)
Height
56.3 in (1430 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.3/57.9 in (1,481/1,471 mm)
Wheelbase
104.7 in (2659 mm)
Ground Clearance
7.1 in (180 mm)
Cargo Volume
19.4 cuFT (549 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.3
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2647.8 lbs (1201 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3747.9 lbs (1700 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
28.7 mpg US (8.2 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
195 g/km

LANCIA Thema 2.0L 5MT (155 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0L 5MT (155 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1995 cm3
Power
114 KW @ 6500 RPM
155 HP @ 6500 RPM
153 BHP @ 6500 RPM
Torque
134 lb-ft @ 3500 RPM
181 Nm @ 3500 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
127.4 mph (205 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.1 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/65HR14
DIMENSIONS
Length
181.1 in (4600 mm)
Width
68.9 in (1750 mm)
Height
56.3 in (1430 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.3/57.9 in (1,481/1,471 mm)
Wheelbase
104.7 in (2659 mm)
Ground Clearance
7.1 in (180 mm)
Cargo Volume
19.4 cuFT (549 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.3
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2705.1 lbs (1227 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3803 lbs (1725 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
25.3 mpg US (9.3 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
221 g/km

LANCIA Thema 2.0L Turbo 5MT (205 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0L Turbo 5MT (205 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1995 cm3
Power
151 KW @ 5750 RPM
205 HP @ 5750 RPM
202 BHP @ 5750 RPM
Torque
224 lb-ft @ 3750 RPM
304 Nm @ 3750 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
142.9 mph (230 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
7.2 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/60VR15
DIMENSIONS
Length
181.1 in (4600 mm)
Width
68.9 in (1750 mm)
Height
56.3 in (1430 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.3/57.9 in (1,481/1,471 mm)
Wheelbase
104.7 in (2659 mm)
Ground Clearance
7.1 in (180 mm)
Cargo Volume
19.4 cuFT (549 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.3
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2780 lbs (1261 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3880.1 lbs (1760 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
25.6 mpg US (9.2 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
219 g/km

LANCIA Thema 3.0L V6 5MT (175 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.0L V6 5MT (175 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
2959 cm3
Power
129 KW @ 5500 RPM
175 HP @ 5500 RPM
173 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM
250 Nm @ 4500 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
136.7 mph (220 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
8.1 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/60VR15
DIMENSIONS
Length
181.1 in (4600 mm)
Width
68.9 in (1750 mm)
Height
56.3 in (1430 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.3/57.9 in (1,481/1,471 mm)
Wheelbase
104.7 in (2659 mm)
Ground Clearance
7.1 in (180 mm)
Cargo Volume
19.4 cuFT (549 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.3
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2795.5 lbs (1268 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3880.1 lbs (1760 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
22.2 mpg US (10.6 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
252 g/km

LANCIA Thema 2.5L Turbo 5MT (181 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.5L Turbo 5MT (181 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2500 cm3
Power
87 KW @ 4100 RPM
118 HP @ 4100 RPM
117 BHP @ 4100 RPM
Torque
181 lb-ft @ 2400 RPM
245 Nm @ 2400 RPM
Fuel System
Indirect Injection
Fuel
Diesel
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
119.3 mph (192 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
11.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/70HR14
DIMENSIONS
Length
181.1 in (4600 mm)
Width
68.9 in (1750 mm)
Height
56.3 in (1430 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.3/57.9 in (1,481/1,471 mm)
Wheelbase
104.7 in (2659 mm)
Ground Clearance
7.1 in (180 mm)
Cargo Volume
19.4 cuFT (549 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.3
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2923.3 lbs (1326 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4023.4 lbs (1825 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
32.7 mpg US (7.2 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
191 g/km
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