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1959 Alfa Romeo Berlina Tipo 103 Concept information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
3630 mm
How heavy?
725 kg
What size engine?
0.9 litre, 896 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
53 PS / 52 bhp / 39 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
How fast?
130 km/h, 81 mph

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1959 Alfa Romeo Berlina Tipo 103 technical specifications


Alfa Romeo Berlina Tipo 103 is an automobile that has a 2 door saloon body style with a front located engine powering the front wheels.
Its 0.9 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, double overhead camshaft, 4 cylinder that has an output of 52 bhp (53 PS/39 kW) of power at 5500 rpm.
The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed manual transmission.
The quoted kerb weight is 725 kg.
Maximum quoted speed is 130 km/h (81 mph).
1959 Alfa Romeo Berlina Tipo 103 data
1959 Alfa Romeo Berlina Tipo 103 Concept data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2230 87.8
Track/tread (front) 1270 50
Track/tread (rear) 1220 48
Length 3630 142.9
Width 1500 59.1
Height 1300 51.2
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.63
Kerb weight 725 kg 1598 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Alfa Romeo
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 0.9 litre
896 cc
(54.677 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 66 × 66.5 mm
2.6 × 2.62 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.99
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 53 PS (52 bhp) (39 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output 58 bhp/litre
0.95 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system 1 So carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 224 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) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 130 km/h (81 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 72.72 PS/g
53.48 kW/g
71.72 bhp/ton
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 18.7 kg/kW
31.23 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 transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension I.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 135 x 13
Tyres rear 135 x 13
Brakes F/R Di/Di-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.97
Final drive ratio
general ID15103
Production total 1
Model code
Model family Concept
RAC rating 10.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1959 Alfa Romeo Berlina Tipo 103 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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