Key facts

1952 Alfa Romeo 1900C Cabriolet information summary

What body style?
convertible/cabriolet with 2+2 seats
How long?
4335 mm
How heavy?
1100 kg
What size engine?
1.9 litre, 1884 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
100 PS / 99 bhp / 74 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
141 Nm / 104 / 14.4 kgm @ 3000 rpm

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1952 Alfa Romeo 1900C Cabriolet technical specifications


The 1900C Cabriolet is a rear wheel drive Pininfarina designed convertible/cabriolet automobile with a front mounted engine, produced by Alfa Romeo.
Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 1.9 litre, double overhead camshaft 4 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. It develops 99 bhp (100 PS/74 kW) of power at 5500 rpm, and maximum torque of 141 N·m (104 lb·ft/14.4 kgm) at 3000 rpm.
Power is transmitted to the wheels through a 4 speed manual gearbox.
Its quoted kerb weight is 1100 kg.
1952 Alfa Romeo 1900C Cabriolet data
1952 Alfa Romeo 1900C Cabriolet data
Body type2+2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2500 98.4
Track/tread (front) 1325 52.2
Track/tread (rear) 1325 52.2
Length 4335 170.7
Width 1625 64
Height 1380 54.3
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.73
Kerb weight 1100 kg 2425 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 53 litres 11.7 UK Gal 14 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Alfa Romeo
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.9 litre
1884 cc
(114.969 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 82.55 × 88 mm
3.25 × 3.46 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.94
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 100 PS (99 bhp) (74 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output 52.5 bhp/litre
0.86 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 141 Nm (104 ft·lb) (14.4 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque 74.84 Nm/litre
0.9 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 7.75:1
Fuel system 2 Solex carburettors
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 940.5 kPa (136.4 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 471 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 91.25 PS/g
67.11 kW/g
90 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 14.9 kg/kW
24.89 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
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.85
Final drive ratio
general ID229284
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 16.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1952 Alfa Romeo 1900C Cabriolet added 2011-01-14.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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