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Alfa Romeo Spider 1.8 Twin Spark

(1998 model)

Brief specs of 1998 Alfa Romeo Spider 1.8 Twin Spark

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1747 cm3 / 106.6 cu in / 106.6 cu in, 107.4 kW / 144.0 hp / 144.0 hp @ 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm, 169.0 N·m / 124.6 lb·ft / 124.6 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 205 km/h / 127 mph / 127 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Alfa RomeoIssued from1998
ModelSpider 1.8 Twin SparkIssued until
SerieSpiderNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFiat GroupCountryIT,BR,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4285 mm / 168.7 in / 168.7 inTotal (curb) weight1350 kg / 2976 lb / 2976 lb
Width1780 mm / 70.1 in / 70.1 inDry weight
Height1315 mm / 51.8 in / 51.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2540 mm / 100.0 in / 100.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1499 mm / 59.0 in / 59.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1487 mm / 58.5 in / 58.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.99 m2 / 21.4 sq ft / 21.4 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)Stroke82.7 mm / 3.26 in / 3.26 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.99
Fuel supplyBo Motronic M1.5.5 MPFiEngine displacement1747 cm3 / 106.6 cu in / 106.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity436.75 cm3/cylinder / 26.652 cu in/cylinder / 26.652 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.3 : 1
SumpMax. output power107.4 kW / 144.0 hp / 144.0 hp at 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque169.0 N·m / 124.6 lb·ft / 124.6 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)54.7 kW / 73.3 hp / 73.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output61.5 kW/l / 1.351 bhp/cu in / 1.351 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque96.7 N·m/l / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.95
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.73

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed205 km/h / 127 mph / 127 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio106.7 kW/ton / 80.8 bhp/ton / 80.8 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h9.30 s / 9.30 s / 9.30 sFuel 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 alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.2 m / 36.7 ft / 36.7 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Alfa Romeo Spider 1.8 Twin Spark

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