Key facts

1997 Alfa Romeo Spider 2.0 Twin Spark L information summary

What body style?
convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
4285 mm
How heavy?
1370 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1970 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
157 PS / 155 bhp / 116 kW @ 6400 rpm
How much torque?
187 Nm / 138 / 19.1 kgm @ 3500 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 8.4 s
How fast?
211 km/h, 131 mph

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1997 Alfa Romeo Spider 2.0 Twin Spark L technical specifications


The Alfa Romeo Spider 2.0 Twin Spark L is a 2 door convertible/cabriolet style car styled by Pininfarina with a front positioned engine driving through the front wheels.
Power is supplied by a double overhead camshaft, 2 litre naturally aspirated 4 cylinder powerplant, with 2 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 155 bhp (157 PS/116 kW) at 6400 rpm and 187 N·m (138 lb·ft/19.1 kgm) at 3500 rpm respectively.
The engine supplies its power through to the wheels by means of a 5 speed manual transmission.
The Alfa Romeo Spider 2.0 Twin Spark L weighs a claimed 1370 kg at the kerb.
Maximum claimed speed is 211 km/h, or 131 mph.
1997 Alfa Romeo Spider 2.0 Twin Spark L data
1997 Alfa Romeo Spider 2.0 Twin Spark L 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 1315 51.8
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.69
Kerb weight 1370 kg 3020 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 2 litre
1970 cc
(120.217 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 83 × 91 mm
3.27 × 3.58 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.91
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
157 PS (155 bhp) (116 kW)
at 6400 rpm
Specific output
78.7 bhp/litre
1.29 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
187 Nm (138 ft·lb) (19.1 kgm)
at 3500 rpm
Specific torque
94.92 Nm/litre
1.15 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 10:1
Fuel system Bo Motronic M1.5.5 MPFi
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1192.8 kPa (173 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 492.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 8.4 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre 29.8 s
Maximum speed 211 km/h (131 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 114.71 PS/g
84.37 kW/g
113.14 bhp/ton
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 11.85 kg/kW
19.8 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 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
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.95
Final drive ratio 3.56
general ID41734
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 17.1
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1997 Alfa Romeo Spider 2.0 Twin Spark L added 1998-11-23.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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