Key facts

1978 Alfa Romeo Alfasud 1.5 SC information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
3934 mm
How heavy?
870 kg
What size engine?
1.5 litre, 1490 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Flat
How much power?
85 PS / 84 bhp / 63 kW @ 5800 rpm
How much torque?
120 Nm / 89 ft.lb / 12.2 kgm @ 3500 rpm

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1978 Alfa Romeo Alfasud 1.5 SC technical specifications

Introduction

This automobile has a 2 door saloon (sedan) body style designed by Italdesign with a front mounted engine powering the front wheels.
Power is produced by a single overhead camshaft, 1.5 litre naturally aspirated 4 cylinder powerplant, with 2 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 84 bhp (85 PS/63 kW) at 5800 rpm and 120 N·m (89 lb·ft/12.2 kgm) at 3500 rpm respectively.
A 5 speed manual 'box transmits the power to the driven wheels.
The stated weight at the kerb is 870 kg.
1978 Alfa Romeo Alfasud 1.5 SC data
1978 Alfa Romeo Alfasud 1.5 SC data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
DesignerItaldesign
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2455 96.7
Track/tread (front) 1397 55
Track/tread (rear) 1364 53.7
Length 3934 154.9
Width 1615 63.6
Height 1369 53.9
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.6
Kerb weight 870 kg 1918 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 50 litres 11 UK Gal 13.2 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.38
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Alfa Romeo
Engine code
Cylinders Flat 4
Capacity 1.5 litre
1490 cc
(90.925 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 84 × 67.2 mm
3.31 × 2.65 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.25
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(Net)
85 PS (84 bhp) (63 kW)
at 5800 rpm
Specific output
(Net)
56.4 bhp/litre
0.92 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Net)
120 Nm (89 ft·lb) (12.2 kgm)
at 3500 rpm
Specific torque
(Net)
80.54 Nm/litre
0.97 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 1 We carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1012.1 kPa (146.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 3
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 372.5 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
Power-to-weight ratio 97.89 PS/g
72 kW/g
96.55 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 13.89 kg/kW
23.2 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per 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 front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Di-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.92
Final drive ratio 3.89
general
Carfolio.com ID40876
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 17.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1978 Alfa Romeo Alfasud 1.5 SC added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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