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Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 B Lungo

(1938 model)

Brief specs of 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 B Lungo

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, 8-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2905 cm3 / 177.3 cu in / 177.3 cu in, 134.2 kW / 180.0 hp / 180.0 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 175 km/h / 109 mph / 109 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Alfa RomeoIssued from1938
Model8C 2900 B LungoIssued until
Serie8CNumber made10
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFiat GroupCountryIT,BR,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerTouringCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5150 mm / 202.8 in / 202.8 inTotal (curb) weight1250 kg / 2756 lb / 2756 lb
Width1770 mm / 69.7 in / 69.7 inDry weight
Height1500 mm / 59.1 in / 59.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3000 mm / 118.1 in / 118.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1350 mm / 53.1 in / 53.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1350 mm / 53.1 in / 53.1 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.26 m2 / 24.3 sq ft / 24.3 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerAlfa RomeoValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore68.0 mm / 2.68 in / 2.68 in
FuelStroke100.0 mm / 3.94 in / 3.94 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.68
Fuel supply2 Ze carbsEngine displacement2905 cm3 / 177.3 cu in / 177.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity363.13 cm3/cylinder / 22.160 cu in/cylinder / 22.160 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio5.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power134.2 kW / 180.0 hp / 180.0 hp at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
AspirationsuperchargedMax. torque at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)53.7 kW / 72.0 hp / 72.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output46.2 kW/l / 1.015 bhp/cu in / 1.015 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.88
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed175 km/h / 109 mph / 109 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio144.0 kW/ton / 109.1 bhp/ton / 109.1 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Transverse leaf spring
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front5.50 x 9Tyres rear5.50 x 9
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 B Lungo

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