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Alfa Romeo Alfasud

(1978 model)

Brief specs of 1978 Alfa Romeo Alfasud

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve flat (horizontally opposed, boxer) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1287 cm3 / 78.5 cu in / 78.5 cu in, 50.7 kW / 68.0 hp / 68.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 99.0 N·m / 73.0 lb·ft / 73.0 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Alfa RomeoIssued from1978
ModelAlfasudIssued until
SerieAlfasudNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFiat GroupCountryIT,BR,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerItaldesignCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3710 l / 131.02 cu ft / 131.02 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3934 mm / 154.9 in / 154.9 inTotal (curb) weight870 kg / 1918 lb / 1918 lb
Width1590 mm / 62.6 in / 62.6 inDry weight
Height1370 mm / 53.9 in / 53.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2455 mm / 96.7 in / 96.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1384 mm / 54.5 in / 54.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1351 mm / 53.2 in / 53.2 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance160 mm / 6.3 in / 6.3 inFuel capacity50 l / 11.0 UK gal / 13.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.6  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)1.85 m2 / 19.9 sq ft / 19.9 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.74 m2 / 8.0 sq ft / 8.0 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)18.4 kW / 24.7 hp / 24.7 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typeflat (horizontally opposed, boxer) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerAlfa RomeoValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke64.0 mm / 2.52 in / 2.52 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.25
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement1287 cm3 / 78.5 cu in / 78.5 cu in
Engine Main bearings3Unitary capacity321.75 cm3/cylinder / 19.634 cu in/cylinder / 19.634 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio8.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power50.7 kW / 68.0 hp / 68.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque99.0 N·m / 73.0 lb·ft / 73.0 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)20.3 kW / 27.2 hp / 27.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output39.4 kW/l / 0.866 bhp/cu in / 0.866 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque76.9 N·m/l / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.93
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.11

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio78.2 kW/ton / 59.2 bhp/ton / 59.2 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
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle9.0 m / 29.5 ft / 29.5 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Alfa Romeo Alfasud

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