Key facts

Alfa Romeo Alfasud Giardinetta, 1979 MY information summary

What body style?
estate/station wagon with 4/5 seats
How long?
3975 mm
How heavy?
915 kg
What size engine?
1.4 litre, 1351 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Flat
How much power?
71 PS / 70 bhp / 52 kW @ 5800 rpm
How much torque?
105 Nm / 77 / 10.7 kgm @ 3000 rpm
How economical?
7 l/100km at 100 km/h

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1979 Alfa Romeo Alfasud Giardinetta technical specifications


The Alfa Romeo Alfasud Giardinetta is a 3 door estate/station wagon-bodied car with a front located engine powering the front wheels.
Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 1.4 litre, single overhead camshaft 4 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This powerplant has an output of 70 bhp (71 PS/52 kW) of power at 5800 rpm, and maximum torque of 105 N·m (77 lb·ft/10.7 kgm) at 3000 rpm.
The engine powers the wheels through a 5 speed manual transmission.
It weighs a stated 915 kg at the kerb.
1979 Alfa Romeo Alfasud Giardinetta data
Alfa Romeo Alfasud Giardinetta, 1979 MY data
Body type4/5 seater estate/station wagon
Number of doors3
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2455 96.7
Track/tread (front) 1384 54.5
Track/tread (rear) 1351 53.2
Length 3975 156.5
Width 1590 62.6
Height 1370 53.9
Ground clearance 150 5.9
length:wheelbase ratio 1.62
Kerb weight 915 kg 2017 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 50 litres 11 UK Gal 13.2 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Alfa Romeo
Engine code
Cylinders Flat 4
Capacity 1.4 litre
1351 cc
(82.443 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 80 × 67.2 mm
3.15 × 2.65 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.19
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
71 PS (70 bhp) (52 kW)
at 5800 rpm
Specific output
51.8 bhp/litre
0.85 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
105 Nm (77 ft·lb) (10.7 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque
77.72 Nm/litre
0.94 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & light alloy head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 1 Solex C32 DIS/41 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 976.7 kPa (141.7 psi)
Maximum RPM 6000 rpm
crankshaft bearings 3
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 337.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 77.57 PS/g
57.05 kW/g
76.5 bhp/ton
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 17.53 kg/kW
29.28 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 7 l/100km at 100 km/h
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km7.0 l/100km 100kmph
km per litre14.3 km/l 100kmph
UK MPG40.4 UK MPG 100kmph
US MPG33.6 US MPG 100kmph
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 3.400
Turning circle 9.40 m
Front suspension I.MS.CS.LowTrailLi.ARB.
Rear suspension LA.WL.CS.
Wheel size front 5.0
Wheel size rear 5.0
Tyres front 165/70 SR 13
Tyres rear 165/70 SR 13
Brakes F/R Di/Di-S
Front brake diameter 258 mm
Rear brake diameter 233 mm
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.93
Final drive ratio 3.89
general ID94633
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 15.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1979 Alfa Romeo Alfasud Giardinetta added 2002-06-06.
Last modified 2013-03-25.

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