1997 Alfa Romeo 156 1.6 Twin Spark 16v

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.

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Key facts

1997 Alfa Romeo 156 1.6 Twin Spark 16v information summary

What body style?
4 door 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: 10.5 s
How fast?
200 km/h, 124 mph
How economical?
11.4/6.4/8.2 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined

Alfa Romeo 156 models

4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1598 cm3 120 PS 118 bhp 88 kW 195.0 CO2 1265 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1747 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 202.0 CO2 1265 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1910 cm3 115 PS 113 bhp 84 kW 155.0 CO2 1305 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1910 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 157.0 CO2 1305 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1970 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW 205.0 CO2 1285 kg
Alfa Romeo 156 2.4 JTD Multijet -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 2387 cm3 174 PS 172 bhp 128 kW 175.0 CO2 1385 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 2492 cm3 192 PS 189 bhp 141 kW 282.0 CO2 1405 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 2492 cm3 192 PS 189 bhp 141 kW 283.0 CO2 1435 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FF 5M 1598 cm3 120 PS 118 bhp 88 kW 198.0 CO2 1315 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FF 5M 1747 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 205.0 CO2 1315 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FF 5M 1910 cm3 115 PS 113 bhp 84 kW 160.0 CO2 1355 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FF 6M 1910 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 161.0 CO2 1355 kg
Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagon 2.0 JTS -
5 door estate/​station wagon FF 5M 1970 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW 205.0 CO2 1335 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FF 6M 2387 cm3 174 PS 172 bhp 128 kW 178.0 CO2 1435 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FF 6M 2492 cm3 192 PS 189 bhp 141 kW 286.0 CO2 1405 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FF 4A 2492 cm3 192 PS 189 bhp 141 kW 291.0 CO2 1435 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1598 cm3 120 PS 118 bhp 88 kW 195.0 CO2 1265 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1747 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 202.0 CO2 1265 kg
Alfa Romeo 156 1.9 JTD -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1910 cm3 115 PS 113 bhp 84 kW 155.0 CO2 1305 kg
Alfa Romeo 156 -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1910 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 157.0 CO2 1305 kg
Alfa Romeo 156 2.0 JTS -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1970 cm3 165 PS 163 bhp 122 kW 206.0 CO2 1285 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 2387 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 175.0 CO2 1385 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 2492 cm3 192 PS 189 bhp 141 kW 282.0 CO2 1355 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 2492 cm3 192 PS 189 bhp 141 kW 291.0 CO2 1385 kg
Alfa Romeo 156 GTA -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 3179 cm3 250 PS 246.5 bhp 184 kW 287.0 CO2 1410 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 3458 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
5 door estate/​station wagon FF 5M 1598 cm3 120 PS 118 bhp 88 kW 198.0 CO2 1315 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FF 5M 1747 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 205.0 CO2 1315 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FF 5M 1910 cm3 115 PS 113 bhp 84 kW 160.0 CO2 1355 kg
Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagon -
5 door estate/​station wagon FF 5M 1970 cm3 165 PS 163 bhp 122 kW 212.0 CO2 1335 kg

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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 mm 102.2 inches
Track/tread (front) 1519 mm 59.8 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1506 mm 59.3 inches
Length 4430 mm 174.4 inches
Width 1745 mm 68.7 inches
Height 1415 mm 55.7 inches
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
Valve gear 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 10.5 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre 31.8 s
Maximum speed 200 km/h (124 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 97.27 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
71.54 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
95.93 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
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/100km11.4/6.4/8.2 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
km/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 power assisted rack & pinion
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
Braked area
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.