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Alfa Romeo 156 1.6 Twin Spark 16v

(1997 model)

Brief specs of 1997 Alfa Romeo 156 1.6 Twin Spark 16v

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1598 cm3 / 97.5 cu in / 97.5 cu in, 88.0 kW / 118.0 hp / 118.0 hp @ 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm, 144.0 N·m / 106.2 lb·ft / 106.2 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 200 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph top speed, consumption 8.2 l/100km / 34.4 mpg-UK / 28.7 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Alfa RomeoIssued from1997
Model156 1.6 Twin Spark 16vIssued until
Serie156Number 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

Length4430 mm / 174.4 in / 174.4 inTotal (curb) weight1230 kg / 2712 lb / 2712 lb
Width1745 mm / 68.7 in / 68.7 inDry weight
Height1415 mm / 55.7 in / 55.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2595 mm / 102.2 in / 102.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1519 mm / 59.8 in / 59.8 inTowing weight
Track rear1506 mm / 59.3 in / 59.3 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity63 l / 13.9 UK gal / 16.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.10 m2 / 22.6 sq ft / 22.6 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 valves16
Engine ManufacturerAlfa RomeoValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore82.0 mm / 3.23 in / 3.23 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke75.7 mm / 2.98 in / 2.98 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.08
Fuel supplyBo Motronic M2.10.4 MPFiEngine displacement1598 cm3 / 97.5 cu in / 97.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity399.50 cm3/cylinder / 24.379 cu in/cylinder / 24.379 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.3 : 1
SumpMax. output power88.0 kW / 118.0 hp / 118.0 hp at 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque144.0 N·m / 106.2 lb·ft / 106.2 lb·ft at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)43.2 kW / 58.0 hp / 58.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output55.1 kW/l / 1.210 bhp/cu in / 1.210 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque90.1 N·m/l / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.97
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.73

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed200 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio95.9 kW/ton / 72.7 bhp/ton / 72.7 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h10.50 s / 10.50 s / 10.50 sFuel consumption, City (urban)11.4 l/100km / 24.8 mpg-UK / 20.6 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)6.4 l/100km / 44.1 mpg-UK / 36.8 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)8.2 l/100km / 34.4 mpg-UK / 28.7 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions192 g/km / 309 g/mi / 309 g/mi (est.)
  Range768 km / 477 mi / 477 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.1 m / 36.4 ft / 36.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Trailing arm, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, MacPherson strut, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front185/65 HR 15Tyres rear185/65 HR 15
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front281 mm / 11.1 in / 11.1 inBrake diameter rear251 mm / 9.9 in / 9.9 in
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Alfa Romeo 156 1.6 Twin Spark 16v

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