Key facts

1922 Alfa Romeo RL Sport 22/90 hp information summary

What body style?
tourer with 4/5 seats
How heavy?
1778 kg
What size engine?
3 litre, 2994 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
72 PS / 71 bhp / 53 kW @ 3500 rpm
How much torque?
How fast?
121 km/h, 75 mph

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1922 Alfa Romeo RL Sport 22/90 hp technical specifications


The Alfa Romeo RL Sport 22/90 hp is a rear wheel drive automobile, with its engine positioned in the front, and a 4 door tourer bodyshell.
Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 3 litre, overhead valve 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 71 bhp (72 PS/53 kW) of power at 3500 rpm.
The power is transferred to the wheels by means of a 4 speed manual gearbox.
Quoted weight at the kerb is 1778 kg.
Maximum stated speed is 121 km/h, or 75 mph.
1922 Alfa Romeo RL Sport 22/90 hp data
1922 Alfa Romeo RL Sport 22/90 hp data
Body type4/5 seater tourer
Number of doors4
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 3124 123
Track/tread (front) 1461 57.5
Track/tread (rear) 1461 57.5
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio
Kerb weight 1778 kg 3920 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 72.7 litres 16 UK Gal 19.2 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Alfa Romeo
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 3 litre
2994 cc
(182.705 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 76 × 110 mm
2.99 × 4.33 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.69
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 72 PS (71 bhp) (53 kW)
at 3500 rpm
Specific output 23.7 bhp/litre
0.39 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 5.52:1
Fuel system 2 carburettors
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 4
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 499 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 121 km/h (75 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 40.49 PS/g
29.78 kW/g
39.93 bhp/ton
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 33.58 kg/kW
56.09 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
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension LA.SE.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 860 x 160
Tyres rear 860 x 160
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general ID187913
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 21.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1922 Alfa Romeo RL Sport 22/90 hp added 2008-09-16.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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