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1997 Alfa Romeo 156 1.6 Twin Spark 16v information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4430 mm
How heavy?
1230 kg
What size engine?
1.6 litre, 1598 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
120 PS / 118 bhp / 88 kW @ 6300 rpm
How much torque?
144 Nm / 106 ft.lb / 14.7 kgm @ 4500 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 10.50 s
How fast?
200 km/h, 124 mph
How economical?
11.4/6.4/8.2 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined

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1997 Alfa Romeo 156 1.6 Twin Spark 16v technical specifications

Introduction

The 156 1.6 Twin Spark 16v is a front wheel drive saloon (sedan) automobile with a front located engine, sold by Alfa Romeo.
The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 1.6 litre capacity. This unit features double overhead camshaft valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 4 valves per cylinder. It develops 118 bhp (120 PS/88 kW) of power at 6300 rpm, and maximum torque of 144 N·m (106 lb·ft/14.7 kgm) at 4500 rpm.
A 5 speed manual 'box transmits the power to the wheels.
Claimed kerb weight is 1230 kg.
It is said to be able to achieve a top speed of 200 km/h (124 mph), official fuel consumption is 11.4/6.4/8.2 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined.
1997 Alfa Romeo 156 1.6 Twin Spark 16v data
1997 Alfa Romeo 156 1.6 Twin Spark 16v data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2595 102.2
Track/tread (front) 1519 59.8
Track/tread (rear) 1506 59.3
Length 4430 174.4
Width 1745 68.7
Height 1415 55.7
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.71
Kerb weight 1230 kg 2712 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 63 litres 13.9 UK Gal 16.6 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Alfa Romeo
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.6 litre
1598 cc
(97.516 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 82 × 75.65 mm
3.23 × 2.98 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.08
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
120 PS (118 bhp) (88 kW)
at 6300 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
73.8 bhp/litre
1.21 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
144 Nm (106 ft·lb) (14.7 kgm)
at 4500 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
90.11 Nm/litre
1.09 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 10.3:1
Fuel system Bo Motronic M2.10.4 MPFi
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1132.4 kPa (164.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 399.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 10.50 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre 31.80 s
Maximum speed 200 km/h (124 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 97.27 PS/g
71.54 kW/g
95.93 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 13.98 kg/kW
23.35 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 11.4/6.4/8.2 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km11.46.48.2 l100km urbanextra-urbancombined
km per litre8.8/15.6/12.2 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG24.8/44.1/34.4 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG20.6/36.8/28.7 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 190.24 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 rack & pinion PAS
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 11.10 m
Front suspension I.DW.TA.ARB.
Rear suspension I.MS.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 185/65 HR 15
Tyres rear 185/65 HR 15
Brakes F/R Di/Di
Front brake diameter 281 mm
Rear brake diameter 251 mm
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.97
Final drive ratio 3.73
general
Carfolio.com ID43197
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 16.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1997 Alfa Romeo 156 1.6 Twin Spark 16v added 1998-11-23.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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