Lancia Thema – Mashpedia, the Video Encyclopedia

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Lancia Thema

The Lancia (Type 834) is an executive car by the Italian automaker Lancia 1984 and 1994, and one of four to share the Type Four alongside the Alfa Romeo Fiat Croma and Saab The Thema was first shown in Motor Show in 1984.

Overview [ edit ]

The Thema was as a saloon and as a station wagon by Pininfarina. and was considered one of the most and comfortable European cars of its In addition to the sedans, 21,074 station wagons were by Pininfarina between 1986 and in their Borgo San Paolo [ 4 ]

The Thema was Lancia’s luxury car on the Tipo Quattro platform, the being the Alfa Romeo Fiat Croma and Saab The Thema re-established Lancia as a luxury manufacturer with a steel chassis and rust that equaled or bettered of its competitors. Build quality was than the Fiat Croma’s and on par the Saab 9000’s with it shared a great deal of engineering including doors.

sales organisation, however, was in many markets and secondhand for the car suffered.

The first series was between 1984 and 1988, and was with 1995cc 8 valve, fuel injected or turbocharged or a 2849cc V6. For most European a 2445cc 4 cylinder turbodiesel was available. The second series was presented in the Paris Motor in September 1988 with 16v engines replacing the 2.0 8v units the power output of the injection to 146PS and the turbo to 205PS.

The diesel engine size to 2499cc. The series two was replaced by the series, introduced in Paris Show in September 1992 and from 1992-1994.

Production of the ceased in 1994 when withdrew from RHD markets the United Kingdom ) in response to popularity and sales. (The wagon version was never in RHD.) Lancia continued, to be one of the most popular manufacturers in the market and the Thema’s replacement, the Kappa. sold well.

Thema 8.32 [ edit ]

shown at the Turin Auto in 1986, the Thema 8.32 (8 for the number of cylinders and 32 for the number of was assembled at Lancia’s S. Paolo in Turin. [ 5 ] It used a 2927 cc V8. This engine was based on the used in the Ferrari 308 and in the Ferrari Quattrovalvole. and some of the componentry was by Ducati [ 6 ] from castings at Maranello.

The engine differed other Ferrari V8s of the time in it was equipped with a cross-plane crankshaft rather than the flat-plane crankshaft, smaller and different firing order. All to make the engine characteristics suitable in a four-door luxury Both Series 1 and 2 cars in non form produced 215#160;PS 212#160;hp) and were capable of in 6.8 seconds and 240#160;km/h (149#160;mph) catalysed versions were detuned to 205#160;PS (151#160;kW; which gave 0–100#160;km/h in 7.2 and 235#160;km/h (146#160;mph).

The car offered good performance and refinement, including a luxurious made wood-and-leather interior by Frau complete with the luxury equipment as LX versions of the Unfortunately, a price tag of ВЈ40,000 (or in Britain, and the fact that left hand drive were produced, limited its with only 9 being sold there.

This version of the Thema sold in limited numbers in with 2370 Series 1 between 1986 and 1988 and Series 2 built between and 1992. 64 numbered vehicles made, 32 series 1 and 32 series 2. were only available in

Five non catalyst Thema were exported to Taiwan and 2 of still survive today. [ needed ]

Thema Limousine [ ]

Built only on request by customers, the Thema Limousine the same interior of the LX and the 8.32 Most of them were by a 2.8#160;L PRV V6 engine, replaced in the ones by the 3.0#160;L Alfa V6 engine. Only 24 Thema were built. [ 7 ]

Engines [ edit ]

With the of the 8.32 Ferrari engine. powerplants originated from the engine series designed by Lampredi. the famed engine formerly of Ferrari and Alfa The straight-4 2.0#160;L petrol available in both naturally and turbocharged versions, was refined and good performance. Earlier were also offered a 2.8#160;L PRV V6 engine, developed in with Peugeot.

Renault. and This unit was replaced in with a 3.0#160;L Alfa V6 engine (Fiat had bought Romeo in 1986 and gained to this engine).

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