1973 Alfa Romeo Alfetta 1.8

The Alfetta 1.8 is a rear wheel drive saloon (sedan) passenger car with a front located engine, produced by Alfa Romeo. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 1.8 litre, double overhead camshaft 4 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. In this application it has an output of 122 bhp (124 PS/91 kW) of power at 5500 rpm, and maximum torque of 167 N·m (123 lb·ft/17 kgm) at 4400 rpm. The engine powers the wheels via a 5 speed manual transmission. It weighs a stated 1077 kg at the kerb. The Alfa Romeo Alfetta 1.8 is said to be able to achieve a top speed of 180 km/h (112 mph).

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Alfa Romeo Alfetta 1.8
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Key facts

1973 Alfa Romeo Alfetta 1.8 information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4267 mm
How heavy?
1077 kg
What size engine?
1.8 litre, 1779 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
124 PS / 122 bhp / 91 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
167 Nm / 123 ft.lb / 17 kgm @ 4400 rpm
How fast?
180 km/h, 112 mph

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4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1962 cm3 124 PS 122 bhp 91 kW 1140 kg
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4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1570 cm3 110 PS 108 bhp 81 kW 1077 kg

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1973 Alfa Romeo Alfetta 1.8 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2510 98.8
Track/tread (front) 1360 53.5
Track/tread (rear) 1353 53.3
Length 4267 168
Width 1613 63.5
Height 1435 56.5
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.7
Kerb weight 1077 kg 2374
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 48.9 litres 10.8 UK Gal 12.9 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Alfa Romeo
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.8 litre
1779 cc
(108.561 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 80 × 88.5 mm
3.15 × 3.48 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.9
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
124 PS (122 bhp) (91 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
68.6 bhp/litre
1.12 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
167 Nm (123 ft·lb) (17 kgm)
at 4400 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
93.87 Nm/litre
1.13 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system 2 So carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1179.6 kPa (171.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 444.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 180 km/h (112 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 114.85 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
84.47 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
113.28 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 11.84 kg/kW
19.77 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.W.TB.
Rear suspension dD.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 165 SR 14
Tyres rear 165 SR 14
Brakes F/R Di/Di-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area 1955 cm2
Gearbox 5
Top gear ratio 0.83
Final drive ratio 4.10
general
Carfolio.com ID33385
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 15.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1973 Alfa Romeo Alfetta 1.8 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.