1998 Alfa Romeo 166 2.0 Twin Spark

The Alfa Romeo 166 2.0 Twin Spark is a front wheel drive motor vehicle, with its engine positioned in the front, and a 4 door sedan/saloon bodyshell. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 2 litre, double overhead camshaft 4 cylinder with 4 valves per cylinder. This unit develops 153 bhp (155 PS/114 kW) of power at 6400 rpm, and maximum torque of 187 N·m (138 lb·ft/19.1 kgm) at 2800 rpm. The engine supplies its power through to the wheels by means of a 5 speed manual 'box. The Alfa Romeo 166 2.0 Twin Spark weighs a quoted 1420 kg at the kerb. It is said to be able to achieve a maxiumum speed of 213 km/h (132 mph), claimed fuel consumption figures are 13.8/7.3/9.7 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined.

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Alfa-Romeo 166  -
Alfa-Romeo 166
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Key facts

1998 Alfa Romeo 166 2.0 Twin Spark information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4720 mm
How heavy?
1420 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1970 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
155 PS / 153 bhp / 114 kW @ 6400 rpm
How much torque?
187 Nm / 138 ft.lb / 19.1 kgm @ 2800 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 9.6 s
How fast?
213 km/h, 132 mph
How economical?
13.8/7.3/9.7 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined

Alfa Romeo 166 models

Alfa Romeo 166 -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 2387 cm3 185 PS 182 bhp 136 kW 198.0 CO2 1540 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 2387 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 192.0 CO2 1510 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 2387 cm3 174 PS 172 bhp 128 kW 198.0 CO2 1540 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5A 2387 cm3 174 PS 172 bhp 128 kW 235.0 CO2 1580 kg
Alfa Romeo 166 -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 2492 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW 284.0 CO2 1490 kg
Alfa Romeo 166 -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 2959 cm3 220 PS 217 bhp 162 kW 310.0 CO2 1550 kg
Alfa Romeo 166 -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 3179 cm3 240 PS 237 bhp 177 kW 297.0 CO2 1540 kg
Alfa Romeo 166 -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1970 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 230.0 CO2 1420 kg
Alfa Romeo 166 2.4 JTD -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 2387 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 199.0 CO2 1565 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1996 cm3 205 PS 202 bhp 151 kW 1495 kg
Alfa Romeo 166 -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 2387 cm3 136 PS 134 bhp 100 kW 1490 kg
Alfa Romeo 166 2.4 JTD -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 2387 cm3 136 PS 134 bhp 100 kW 1490 kg
Alfa-Romeo 166 -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 2492 cm3 190 PS 187 bhp 139 kW 1490 kg
Alfa Romeo 166 2.5 V6 24v -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 2492 cm3 190 PS 187 bhp 139 kW 1520 kg
Alfa Romeo 166 3.0 V6 24v -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 2959 cm3 226 PS 223 bhp 166 kW 1510 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 2959 cm3 226 PS 223 bhp 166 kW 1550 kg

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1998 Alfa Romeo 166 2.0 Twin Spark data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2700 mm 106.3 inches
Track/tread (front) 1545 mm 60.8 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1532 mm 60.3 inches
Length 4720 mm 185.8 inches
Width 1815 mm 71.5 inches
Height 1416 mm 55.7 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.75
Kerb weight 1420 kg 3131 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 72 litres 15.8 UK Gal 19 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Alfa Romeo
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2 litre
1970 cc
(120.217 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 83 × 91 mm
3.27 × 3.58 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.91
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
155 PS (153 bhp) (114 kW)
at 6400 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
77.7 bhp/litre
1.27 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
187 Nm (138 ft·lb) (19.1 kgm)
at 2800 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
94.92 Nm/litre
1.15 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10:1
Fuel system Bo Motronic M1.5.5 fuel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1192.8 kPa (173 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 492.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 9.6 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre 30.6 s
Maximum speed 213 km/h (132 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 109.24 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
80.35 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
107.75 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 12.45 kg/kW
20.79 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 13.8/7.3/9.7 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km13.8/7.3/9.7 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
km/litre7.2/13.7/10.3 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG20.5/38.7/29.1 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG17.0/32.2/24.2 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 225.04 g/km
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering power assisted rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 11.60 m
Front suspension I.DW.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.MultiLi.LW.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 205/55 WR 16
Tyres rear 205/55 WR 16
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 281 mm
Rear brake diameter 276 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.91
Final drive ratio 3.94
general
Carfolio.com ID40579
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 17.1
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1998 Alfa Romeo 166 2.0 Twin Spark added 1998-11-23.
Last modified 2013-02-28.