1999 Alfa Romeo 146 1.4 T. Spark 16V

The Alfa Romeo 146 1.4 T. Spark 16V is a saloon with 5 doors and a front mounted engine which transmits its power through the front wheels. It is powered by a naturally aspirated engine of 1.4 litre capacity. This unit features double overhead camshaft valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 4 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 102 bhp (103 PS/76 kW) of power at 6300 rpm, and maximum torque of 124 N·m (91 lb·ft/12.6 kgm) at 4600 rpm. A 5 speed manual transmission transmits the power to the driven wheels. With a claimed kerb weight of 1160 kg, the Alfa Romeo 146 1.4 T. Spark 16V dispatches the 0-100 km/h sprint in 11.5 seconds and the kilometre from rest in 33 seconds. Its maximum speed quoted is 187 km/h (116 mph), claimed fuel consumption figures are 10.7/6.3/7.9 l/100km urban/combined/mixed.

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Key facts

1999 Alfa Romeo 146 1.4 T. Spark 16V information summary

What body style?
5 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4235 mm
How heavy?
1160 kg
What size engine?
1.4 litre, 1370 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
103 PS / 102 bhp / 76 kW @ 6300 rpm
How much torque?
124 Nm / 91 ft.lb / 12.6 kgm @ 4600 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 11.5 s
How fast?
187 km/h, 116 mph
How economical?
10.7/6.3/7.9 l/100km urban/combined/mixed

Alfa Romeo 146 models

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5 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1747 cm3 144 PS 142 bhp 106 kW 200.0 CO2 1215 kg
5 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1910 cm3 105 PS 104 bhp 78 kW 152.0 CO2 1245 kg
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5 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1970 cm3 155 PS 153 bhp 114 kW 210.0 CO2 1275 kg
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4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1351 cm3 90 PS 89 bhp 66 kW 1175 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1596 cm3 103 PS 102 bhp 76 kW 1175 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1712 cm3 129 PS 127 bhp 95 kW 1225 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1970 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW 1225 kg

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1999 Alfa Romeo 146 1.4 T. Spark 16V data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors5
Designer
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2540 100
Track/tread (front) 1472 58
Track/tread (rear) 1441 56.7
Length 4235 166.7
Width 1712 67.4
Height 1426 56.1
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.67
Kerb weight 1160 kg 2557
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 51 litres 11.2 UK Gal 13.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Alfa Romeo
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.4 litre
1370 cc
(83.603 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 82 × 64.87 mm
3.23 × 2.55 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.26
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(EC)
103 PS (102 bhp) (76 kW)
at 6300 rpm
Specific output
(EC)
74.5 bhp/litre
1.22 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(EC)
124 Nm (91 ft·lb) (12.6 kgm)
at 4600 rpm
Specific torque
(EC)
90.51 Nm/litre
1.09 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.5:1
Fuel system Bo Motronic M 1.5.5 fuel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1137.4 kPa (165 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 342.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 11.5 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre 33 s
Maximum speed 187 km/h (116 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 89.15 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
65.57 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
87.93 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 15.25 kg/kW
25.47 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 10.7/6.3/7.9 l/100km urban/combined/mixed
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km10.7/6.3/7.9 l/100km urban/combined/mixed
km/litre9.3/15.9/12.7 km/l urban/combined/mixed
UK MPG26.4/44.8/35.8 UK MPG urban/combined/mixed
US MPG22.0/37.3/29.8 US MPG urban/combined/mixed
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 183.28 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
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 10.50 m
Front suspension I.MS.LW.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.TA.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 185/60 HR 14
Tyres rear 185/60 HR 14
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S
Front brake diameter 257 mm
Rear brake diameter 240 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 5
Top gear ratio 0.92
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID76703
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 16.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1999 Alfa Romeo 146 1.4 T. Spark 16V added 2001-03-05.
Last modified 2013-09-27.