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Alfa Romeo 2300 B

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Alfa Romeo 2300 B

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2310 cm3 / 141.0 cu in / 141.0 cu in, 103.7 kW / 139.1 hp / 139.1 hp @ 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm, 210.8 N·m / 155.5 lb·ft / 155.5 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 171 km/h / 106 mph / 106 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Alfa RomeoIssued from1979
Model2300 BIssued until
Serie2300Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFiat GroupCountryIT,BR,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4720 mm / 185.8 in / 185.8 inTotal (curb) weight1210 kg / 2668 lb / 2668 lb
Width1690 mm / 66.5 in / 66.5 inDry weight
Height1440 mm / 56.7 in / 56.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2730 mm / 107.5 in / 107.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1400 mm / 55.1 in / 55.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1400 mm / 55.1 in / 55.1 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance150 mm / 5.9 in / 5.9 inFuel capacity100 l / 22.0 UK gal / 26.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.07 m2 / 22.3 sq ft / 22.3 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerAlfa RomeoValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore88.0 mm / 3.46 in / 3.46 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke95.0 mm / 3.74 in / 3.74 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.93
Fuel supply1 So C-34 EIES carbEngine displacement2310 cm3 / 141.0 cu in / 141.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity577.50 cm3/cylinder / 35.241 cu in/cylinder / 35.241 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio7.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power103.7 kW / 139.1 hp / 139.1 hp at 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque210.8 N·m / 155.5 lb·ft / 155.5 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)41.5 kW / 55.6 hp / 55.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output44.9 kW/l / 0.986 bhp/cu in / 0.986 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque91.3 N·m/l / 0.80 lb·ft/cu in / 0.80 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.79
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.77

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed171 km/h / 106 mph / 106 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio114.9 kW/ton / 87.0 bhp/ton / 87.0 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringworm & rollerSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock4.5Turning circle12.6 m / 41.3 ft / 41.3 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Trailing lower radius arms, Upper transverse radius arms,2 Transverse link, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front185 SR x 14Tyres rear185 SR x 14
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front280 mm / 11.0 in / 11.0 inBrake diameter rear281 mm / 11.1 in / 11.1 in
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Alfa Romeo 2300 B

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