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Alfa Romeo 166 2.0 Twin Spark

(1998 model)

Brief specs of 1998 Alfa Romeo 166 2.0 Twin Spark

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1970 cm3 / 120.2 cu in / 120.2 cu in, 114.1 kW / 153.0 hp / 153.0 hp @ 6400 rpm / 6400 rpm / 6400 rpm, 187.0 N·m / 137.9 lb·ft / 137.9 lb·ft @ 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 213 km/h / 132 mph / 132 mph top speed, consumption 9.7 l/100km / 29.1 mpg-UK / 24.2 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Alfa RomeoIssued from1998
Model166 2.0 Twin SparkIssued until
Serie166Number 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) weight1420 kg / 3131 lb / 3131 lb
Width1815 mm / 71.5 in / 71.5 inDry weight
Height1416 mm / 55.7 in / 55.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2700 mm / 106.3 in / 106.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1545 mm / 60.8 in / 60.8 inTowing weight
Track rear1532 mm / 60.3 in / 60.3 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity72 l / 15.8 UK gal / 19.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.75  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.18 m2 / 23.5 sq ft / 23.5 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 constructionBore83.0 mm / 3.27 in / 3.27 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke91.0 mm / 3.58 in / 3.58 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.91
Fuel supplyBo Motronic M1.5.5 fuel inj.Engine displacement1970 cm3 / 120.2 cu in / 120.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity492.50 cm3/cylinder / 30.054 cu in/cylinder / 30.054 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power114.1 kW / 153.0 hp / 153.0 hp at 6400 rpm / 6400 rpm / 6400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque187.0 N·m / 137.9 lb·ft / 137.9 lb·ft at 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)55.2 kW / 74.0 hp / 74.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output57.9 kW/l / 1.273 bhp/cu in / 1.273 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque94.9 N·m/l / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.91
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.94

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed213 km/h / 132 mph / 132 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio107.8 kW/ton / 81.6 bhp/ton / 81.6 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h9.60 s / 9.60 s / 9.60 sFuel consumption, City (urban)13.8 l/100km / 20.5 mpg-UK / 17.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)7.3 l/100km / 38.7 mpg-UK / 32.2 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)9.7 l/100km / 29.1 mpg-UK / 24.2 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions227 g/km / 365 g/mi / 365 g/mi (est.)
  Range742 km / 461 mi / 461 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.6 m / 38.1 ft / 38.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Multi-link, Lower wishbone, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front205/55 WR 16Tyres rear205/55 WR 16
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front281 mm / 11.1 in / 11.1 inBrake diameter rear276 mm / 10.9 in / 10.9 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Alfa Romeo 166 2.0 Twin Spark

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