Key facts

1953 Alfa Romeo 6C 3000M information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How heavy?
959 kg
What size engine?
3.5 litre, 3495 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
279 PS / 275 bhp / 205 kW @ 6500 rpm
How much torque?

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1953 Alfa Romeo 6C 3000M technical specifications


The 6C 3000M is a motor car from Alfa Romeo, with rear wheel drive, a front positioned engine and a Colli-designed 2 door coupé body style.
Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 3.5 litre, double overhead camshaft 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. It develops 275 bhp (279 PS/205 kW) of power at 6500 rpm. It features dry sump-type lubrication.
A 5 speed manual gearbox transmits the power to the driven wheels.
Claimed weight at the kerb is 959 kg.
1953 Alfa Romeo 6C 3000M data
1953 Alfa Romeo 6C 3000M data
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2248 88.5
Track/tread (front) 1311 51.6
Track/tread (rear) 1311 51.6
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio
Kerb weight 959 kg 2114 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Alfa Romeo
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 3.5 litre
3495 cc
(213.278 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 87 × 98 mm
3.43 × 3.86 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.89
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 279 PS (275 bhp) (205 kW)
at 6500 rpm
Specific output 78.7 bhp/litre
1.29 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
sump dry sumped
compression ratio 8.2:1
Fuel system 6 We carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 582.5 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
Power-to-weight ratio 290.74 PS/g
213.83 kW/g
286.76 bhp/ton
0.13 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 4.68 kg/kW
7.81 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 I.DW.CS.
Rear suspension dD.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 7.00 x 16
Tyres rear 7.00 x 16
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.87
Final drive ratio
general ID20196
Production total 2
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 28.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1953 Alfa Romeo 6C 3000M added 1997-05-26.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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