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Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagon 1.6 T.Spark

(2003 model)

Brief specs of 2003 Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagon 1.6 T.Spark

5-door 5-seater station wagon (estate, combi), 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 1596 cm3 / 97.4 cu in / 97.4 cu in, 88.0 kW / 118.0 hp / 118.0 hp @ 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm, 146.0 N·m / 107.7 lb·ft / 107.7 lb·ft @ 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 200 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph top speed, consumption 8.3 l/100km / 34.0 mpg-UK / 28.3 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Alfa RomeoIssued from2003
Model156 Sportwagon 1.6 T.SparkIssued until
Serie156Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFiat GroupCountryIT

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typestation wagon (estate, combi)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4340 l / 153.27 cu ft / 153.27 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4450 mm / 175.2 in / 175.2 inTotal (curb) weight1315 kg / 2899 lb / 2899 lb
Width1750 mm / 68.9 in / 68.9 inDry weight
Height1440 mm / 56.7 in / 56.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2600 mm / 102.4 in / 102.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight 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)2.14 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 valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore82.0 mm / 3.23 in / 3.23 in
FuelStroke75.7 mm / 2.98 in / 2.98 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.08
Fuel supplyEngine displacement1596 cm3 / 97.4 cu in / 97.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity399.77 cm3/cylinder / 24.395 cu in/cylinder / 24.395 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio10.3 : 1
SumpMax. output power88.0 kW / 118.0 hp / 118.0 hp at 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm
AspirationMax. torque146.0 N·m / 107.7 lb·ft / 107.7 lb·ft at 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 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 / 1.212 bhp/cu in / 1.212 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque91.5 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) speed200 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio91.0 kW/ton / 68.9 bhp/ton / 68.9 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)11.5 l/100km / 24.6 mpg-UK / 20.5 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)6.5 l/100km / 43.5 mpg-UK / 36.2 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)8.3 l/100km / 34.0 mpg-UK / 28.3 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions198 g/km / 319 g/mi / 319 g/mi
  Range759 km / 472 mi / 472 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front185/6515Tyres rear185/6515
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 Sportwagon 1.6 T.Spark

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