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1972 Alfa Romeo Alfasud Berlina, 1972 MY information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
3890 mm
How heavy?
830 kg
What size engine?
1.2 litre, 1186 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Flat
How much power?
63 PS / 62 bhp / 46 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
83 Nm / 61 / 8.5 kgm @ 3500 rpm
How fast?
152 km/h, 94 mph

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1972 Alfa Romeo Alfasud Berlina technical specifications


The Alfasud Berlina is a front wheel drive saloon (sedan) car with a front positioned engine, produced by Alfa Romeo.
Power is supplied by a single overhead camshaft, 1.2 litre naturally aspirated 4 cylinder motor, with 2 valves per cylinder that produces power and torque figures of 62 bhp (63 PS/46 kW) at 6000 rpm and 83 N·m (61 lb·ft/8.5 kgm) at 3500 rpm respectively.
A 4 speed manual transmission delivers the power to the wheels.
The quoted weight at the kerb is 830 kg.
It is claimed to attain a maxiumum speed of 152 km/h which is 94 mph.
1972 Alfa Romeo Alfasud Berlina data
1972 Alfa Romeo Alfasud Berlina, 1972 MY data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2455 96.7
Track/tread (front) 1384 54.5
Track/tread (rear) 1351 53.2
Length 3890 153.1
Width 1590 62.6
Height 1370 53.9
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.58
Kerb weight 830 kg 1830 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 50 litres 11 UK Gal 13.2 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Alfa Romeo
Engine code
Cylinders Flat 4
Capacity 1.2 litre
1186 cc
(72.374 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 80 × 59 mm
3.15 × 2.32 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.36
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
63 PS (62 bhp) (46 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output
52.3 bhp/litre
0.86 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
83 Nm (61 ft·lb) (8.5 kgm)
at 3500 rpm
Specific torque
69.98 Nm/litre
0.85 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction iron block & alloy head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.8:1
Fuel system 1 So C32 DISA/21 carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 879.4 kPa (127.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 3
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 296.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 152 km/h (94 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 75.74 PS/g
55.7 kW/g
74.7 bhp/ton
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 17.95 kg/kW
29.99 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 front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 9.40 m
Front suspension I.MS.CS.LowerTrailLi.ARB.
Rear suspension DA.WL.PR.CS.
Wheel size front 4½ x 13
Wheel size rear 4½ x 13
Tyres front 145 SR 13
Tyres rear 145 SR 13
Brakes F/R Di/Di
Front brake diameter 258 mm
Rear brake diameter 233 mm
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.97
Final drive ratio 4.11
general ID126995
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 15.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1972 Alfa Romeo Alfasud Berlina added 2005-03-20.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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