Key facts

Alfa Romeo GTV 1.8 Twin Spark, 1998 MY information summary

What body style?
convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
4285 mm
How heavy?
1350 kg
What size engine?
1.7 litre, 1747 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
144 PS / 142 bhp / 106 kW @ 6500 rpm
How much torque?
169 Nm / 125 / 17.2 kgm @ 3500 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 9.2 s
How fast?
210 km/h, 130 mph
How economical?
12.9/6.5/8.9 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined

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1998 Alfa Romeo GTV 1.8 Twin Spark technical specifications


Alfa Romeo GTV 1.8 Twin Spark is a car that has a 2 door convertible/cabriolet body style with a front located engine driving through the front wheels.
The 1.7 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, double overhead camshaft, 4 cylinder that produces 142 bhp (144 PS/106 kW) of power at 6500 rpm, and maximum torque of 169 N·m (125 lb·ft/17.2 kgm) at 3500 rpm.
This power is transferred to the wheels via a 5 speed manual gearbox.
Quoted weight at the kerb is 1350 kg.
Its maximum speed claimed is 210 km/h (130 mph), quoted fuel consumption is 12.9/6.5/8.9 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined.
1998 Alfa Romeo GTV 1.8 Twin Spark data
Alfa Romeo GTV 1.8 Twin Spark, 1998 MY data
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2540 100
Track/tread (front) 1499 59
Track/tread (rear) 1487 58.5
Length 4285 168.7
Width 1780 70.1
Height 1318 51.9
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.69
Kerb weight 1350 kg 2976 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 70 litres 15.4 UK Gal 18.5 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Alfa Romeo
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.7 litre
1747 cc
(106.608 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 82 × 82.7 mm
3.23 × 3.26 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.99
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
144 PS (142 bhp) (106 kW)
at 6500 rpm
Specific output
81.3 bhp/litre
1.33 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
169 Nm (125 ft·lb) (17.2 kgm)
at 3500 rpm
Specific torque
96.74 Nm/litre
1.17 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.3:1
Fuel system Bosch Motronic M1.5.5 fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1215.6 kPa (176.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 436.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 9.2 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre 30.5 s
Maximum speed 210 km/h (130 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 106.65 PS/g
78.44 kW/g
105.19 bhp/ton
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 12.75 kg/kW
21.3 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 12.9/6.5/8.9 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km12.9/6.5/8.9 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
km per litre7.8/15.4/11.2 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG21.9/43.5/31.7 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG18.2/36.2/26.4 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 206.48 g/km
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion PAS
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 11.20 m
Front suspension I.MS.W.ARB.
Rear suspension I.DW.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 195/60 R 15 W
Tyres rear 195/60 R 15 W
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di
Front brake diameter 284 mm
Rear brake diameter 240 mm
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.95
Final drive ratio 3.73
general ID41690
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 16.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1998 Alfa Romeo GTV 1.8 Twin Spark added 1998-11-23.
Last modified 2013-08-31.

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