Key facts

2003 Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagon 1.8 Twin Spark information summary

What body style?
estate/station wagon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4441 mm
How heavy?
1315 kg
What size engine?
1.7 litre, 1747 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
140 PS / 138 bhp / 103 kW @ 6500 rpm
How much torque?
163 Nm / 120 ft.lb / 16.6 kgm @ 3900 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 9.70 s
How fast?
208 km/h, 129 mph
How economical?
12.2/6.5/8.6 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
What carbon dioxide emissions?
205 CO2 g/km

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2003 Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagon 1.8 Twin Spark technical specifications

Introduction

Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagon 1.8 Twin Spark is a car that has a 5 door estate/station wagon body style designed by Giugiaro with a front located engine driving through the front wheels.
Its 4 cylinder, double overhead camshaft naturally aspirated engine has 4 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 1.7 litres. This unit develops power and torque figures of 138 bhp (140 PS/103 kW) at 6500 rpm and 163 Nm (120 lbft/16.6 kgm) at 3900 rpm respectively.
A 5 speed manual gearbox transfers the power to the driven wheels.
With a claimed kerb weight of 1315 kg, the Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagon 1.8 Twin Spark dispatches the 0-100 km/h benchmark in 9.70 seconds and the kilometre from standstill in 31 seconds.
Maximum speed quoted is 208 km/h or 129 mph, official fuel consumption figures are 12.2/6.5/8.6 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined, and carbon dioxide emissions are 205 g/km.
2003 Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagon 1.8 Twin Spark data
2003 Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagon 1.8 Twin Spark data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater estate/station wagon
Number of doors5
DesignerGiugiaro
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2595 102.2
Track/tread (front) 1519 59.8
Track/tread (rear) 1506 59.3
Length 4441 174.8
Width 1743 68.6
Height 1430 56.3
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.71
Kerb weight 1315 kg 2899 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 63 litres 13.9 UK Gal 16.6 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Alfa Romeo
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.7 litre
1747 cc
(106.608 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 82 × 82.7 mm
3.23 × 3.26 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.99
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(CEE)
140 PS (138 bhp) (103 kW)
at 6500 rpm
Specific output
(CEE)
79 bhp/litre
1.29 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(CEE)
163 Nm (120 ft·lb) (16.6 kgm)
at 3900 rpm
Specific torque
(CEE)
93.3 Nm/litre
1.13 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 10.3:1
Fuel system Bo Motronic ME7
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1172.5 kPa (170.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 436.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 9.70 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre 31.00 s
Maximum speed 208 km/h (129 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 106.4 PS/g
78.26 kW/g
104.94 bhp/ton
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 12.78 kg/kW
21.34 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 12.2/6.5/8.6 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km12.26.58.6 l100km urbanextra-urbancombined
km per litre8.2/15.4/11.6 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG23.2/43.5/32.8 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG19.3/36.2/27.4 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions 205 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 199.52 g/km
VED band (UK) K
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion PAS
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 11.10 m
Front suspension I.DW.ARB.
Rear suspension I.DW.TA.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 185/65 15
Tyres rear 185/65 15
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S
Front brake diameter 281 mm
Rear brake diameter 276 mm
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.92
Final drive ratio 3.73
general
Carfolio.com ID111144
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 16.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2003 Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagon 1.8 Twin Spark added 2003-06-13.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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