1997 Alfa Romeo GTV 1.8 Twin Spark 16v

This automobile has a 2 door coupé type body styled by Pininfarina with a front located engine driving through the front wheels. Its 4 cylinder, double overhead camshaft naturally aspirated powerplant has 4 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 1.7 litres. In this application it develops power and torque figures of 144 bhp (146 PS/107 kW) at 6500 rpm and 169 Nm (125 lbft/17.2 kgm) at 3500 rpm respectively. A 5 speed manual 'box delivers the power to the driven wheels. Its claimed weight at the kerb is 1350 kg. Top stated speed is 210 km/h, which equates to 130 mph.

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Key facts

1997 Alfa Romeo GTV 1.8 Twin Spark 16v information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé 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?
146 PS / 144 bhp / 107 kW @ 6500 rpm
How much torque?
169 Nm / 125 ft.lb / 17.2 kgm @ 3500 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 9.2 s
How fast?
210 km/h, 130 mph

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1997 Alfa Romeo GTV 1.8 Twin Spark 16v data
bodywork
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
DesignerPininfarina
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2540 mm 100 inches
Track/tread (front) 1499 mm 59 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1487 mm 58.5 inches
Length 4285 mm 168.7 inches
Width 1780 mm 70.1 inches
Height 1318 mm 51.9 inches
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
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
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
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(EC)
146 PS (144 bhp) (107 kW)
at 6500 rpm
Specific output
(EC)
82.4 bhp/litre
1.35 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(EC)
169 Nm (125 ft·lb) (17.2 kgm)
at 3500 rpm
Specific torque
(EC)
96.74 Nm/litre
1.17 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 10.3:1
Fuel system Bo Motronic M 1.5.5 fuel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1215.6 kPa (176.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 436.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 9.2 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 108.15 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
79.54 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
106.67 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 12.57 kg/kW
21 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 transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering power assisted rack & pinion
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-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.95
Final drive ratio 3.73
general
Carfolio.com ID41745
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 16.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1997 Alfa Romeo GTV 1.8 Twin Spark 16v added 1999-07-17.
Last modified 2013-02-28.