Alfa Romeo Berlina
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Make: Alfa Romeo
Model: Berlina
Alfa Romeo Berlina

Sedan' in Italian is translated as Berlina, so it is only appropriate that a car model was released with such a name. The Alfa Romeo quality and style was applied to this release of a new variety of automobile for the company. In 1967 Alfa Romeo released the Berlina sedan, which remained on the production lines, just short of a decade, until 1976. The previously released Giulia sedan was slightly smaller than the Berlina; meanwhile, Alfa Romeo recognized a need for a slightly larger version and thus the Berlina was born. Perhaps this was the early birth of people's desires for roomier automobiles to tote the family and all the family's toys and trinkets. This four-door sedan, which seats five, is properly equipped with a four-cylinder twin-cam aluminum engine, a five-speed manual transmission in some units (or a three-speed automatic transmission) and a unit steel body. Marcello Gandini, of Bertone, created the body style; although in fact, it is really only a redesign of the previous Giulina sedan (which was designed in house at Alfa Romeo). The components are essentially identical and the structure only varies in the size of the wheelbase, which was increased by two inches. Anyone who took note at the major components of the Berlina would recognize that the transmission, engine, suspension, brakes, electrical systems, switches and controls, and the drive train are oddly indistinguishable to those of the Spider and GTV. Alfa Romeo must have taken to the notion that if it isn't broken, why fix it. However, on the other hand, the Berlina's lighting, details, trim, body and interior are easily distinguishable from those of the previously mentioned models. Lastly, the Berlina has a slightly longer parking brake cable, drive shaft, exhaust system and fuel lines; yet again though, the concept of the components are quite similar to the two-door models.

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