Key facts

Alfa Romeo Alfetta Turbo D, 1981 MY information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4380 mm
How heavy?
1250 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1995 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
81 PS / 80 bhp / 60 kW @ 4300 rpm
How much torque?
162 Nm / 119 / 16.5 kgm @ 2300 rpm
How fast?
155 km/h, 96 mph

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1981 Alfa Romeo Alfetta Turbo D technical specifications


This automobile has a 4 door saloon (sedan) body style with a front located engine that delivers power to the rear wheels.
Power is produced by a single overhead camshaft, 2 litre turbocharged 4 cylinder engine, with 2 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 80 bhp (81 PS/60 kW) at 4300 rpm and 162 N·m (119 lb·ft/16.5 kgm) at 2300 rpm respectively.
The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 5 speed manual gearbox.
The quoted weight at the kerb is 1250 kg.
Its maximum speed claimed is 155 km/h (96 mph).
1981 Alfa Romeo Alfetta Turbo D data
Alfa Romeo Alfetta Turbo D, 1981 MY data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2510 98.8
Track/tread (front) 1360 53.5
Track/tread (rear) 1370 53.9
Length 4380 172.4
Width 1640 64.6
Height 1430 56.3
Ground clearance 140 5.5
length:wheelbase ratio 1.75
Kerb weight 1250 kg 2756 lb
Weight distribution 50 % front
fuel tank capacity 49 litres 10.8 UK Gal 12.9 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type turbocharged diesel
Engine manufacturer VM
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2 litre
1995 cc
(121.742 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 88 × 82 mm
3.46 × 3.23 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.07
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
81 PS (80 bhp) (60 kW)
at 4300 rpm
Specific output
40.1 bhp/litre
0.66 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
162 Nm (119 ft·lb) (16.5 kgm)
at 2300 rpm
Specific torque
81.2 Nm/litre
0.98 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block; light alloy head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 22:1
Fuel system diesel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1020.4 kPa (148 psi)
Maximum RPM 4300 rpm
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 498.75 cc
Aspiration Turbo D.
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 19.7 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 155 km/h (96 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 64.89 PS/g
47.72 kW/g
64 bhp/ton
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 20.95 kg/kW
35 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 3.800
Turning circle 10.10 m
Front suspension I.W.TB.ARB.
Rear suspension dD.TA.WL.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 5½ x 14
Wheel size rear 5½ x 14
Tyres front 165 SR 14
Tyres rear 165 SR 14
Brakes F/R Di/Di-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.78
Final drive ratio 4.10
general ID101255
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 19.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1981 Alfa Romeo Alfetta Turbo D added 2002-10-30.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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