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Alfa Romeo 156

(2003 model)

Brief specs of 2003 Alfa Romeo 156

5-door 5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1597 cm3 / 97.5 cu in / 97.5 cu in, 88.0 kW / 118.0 hp / 118.0 hp @ 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm, 146.0 N·m / 107.7 lb·ft / 107.7 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, consumption 8.6 l/100km / 32.8 mpg-UK / 27.4 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Alfa RomeoIssued from2003
Model156Issued until
Serie156Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFiat GroupCountryIT

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)360 l / 12.71 cu ft / 12.71 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4340 l / 153.27 cu ft / 153.27 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)1180 l / 41.67 cu ft / 41.67 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4450 mm / 175.2 in / 175.2 inTotal (curb) weight1250 kg / 2756 lb / 2756 lb
Width1750 mm / 68.9 in / 68.9 inDry weight
Height1440 mm / 56.7 in / 56.7 inLoad capacity580 kg / 1279 lb / 1279 lb
Wheelbase2710 mm / 106.7 in / 106.7 inGross (max.) weight1830 kg / 4034 lb / 4034 lb
Track frontTowing weight1300 kg / 2866 lb / 2866 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance150 mm / 5.9 in / 5.9 inFuel capacity63 l / 13.9 UK gal / 16.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.64  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.14 m2 / 23.1 sq ft / 23.1 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) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves 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 supplyInjectionEngine displacement1597 cm3 / 97.5 cu in / 97.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity399.77 cm3/cylinder / 24.395 cu in/cylinder / 24.395 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.3 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power88.0 kW / 118.0 hp / 118.0 hp at 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm
AspirationMax. torque146.0 N·m / 107.7 lb·ft / 107.7 lb·ft at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)35.2 kW / 47.2 hp / 47.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output55.1 kW/l / 1.211 bhp/cu in / 1.211 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque91.4 N·m/l / 0.80 lb·ft/cu in / 0.80 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio95.7 kW/ton / 72.5 bhp/ton / 72.5 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)8.6 l/100km / 32.8 mpg-UK / 27.4 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions194 g/km / 312 g/mi / 312 g/mi
  Range733 km / 455 mi / 455 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering detailsPower assisted steering.
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle13.0 m / 42.7 ft / 42.7 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front220/45-ZR17Tyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Alfa Romeo 156

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