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Alfa Romeo 159 3.2 V6 Q4

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Alfa Romeo 159 3.2 V6 Q4

4-door 5-seater station wagon (estate, combi), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3195 cm3 / 195.0 cu in / 195.0 cu in, 191.0 kW / 256.1 hp / 256.1 hp @ 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm, 323.0 N·m / 238.2 lb·ft / 238.2 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, four wheel drive, 240 km/h / 149 mph / 149 mph top speed, consumption 11.5 l/100km / 24.6 mpg-UK / 20.5 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Alfa RomeoIssued from2008
Model159 3.2 V6 Q4Issued until
Serie159Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFiat GroupCountryIT,BR,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typestation wagon (estate, combi)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)405 l / 14.30 cu ft / 14.30 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4340 l / 153.27 cu ft / 153.27 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)405 l / 14.30 cu ft / 14.30 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4180 mm / 164.6 in / 164.6 inTotal (curb) weight1740 kg / 3836 lb / 3836 lb
Width1830 mm / 72.0 in / 72.0 inDry weight
Height1420 mm / 55.9 in / 55.9 inLoad capacity520 kg / 1146 lb / 1146 lb
Wheelbase2710 mm / 106.7 in / 106.7 inGross (max.) weight2260 kg / 4982 lb / 4982 lb
Track frontTowing weight1500 kg / 3307 lb / 3307 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.54  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.21 m2 / 23.8 sq ft / 23.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.66 m2 / 7.1 sq ft / 7.1 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)16.5 kW / 22.1 hp / 22.1 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine TypeV engine (V6)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore85.6 mm / 3.37 in / 3.37 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke89.0 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.96
Fuel supplyDirect injection (DI)Engine displacement3195 cm3 / 195.0 cu in / 195.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity512.19 cm3/cylinder / 31.256 cu in/cylinder / 31.256 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio
SumpwetMax. output power191.0 kW / 256.1 hp / 256.1 hp at 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm
AspirationMax. torque323.0 N·m / 238.2 lb·ft / 238.2 lb·ft at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)76.4 kW / 102.5 hp / 102.5 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output59.8 kW/l / 1.314 bhp/cu in / 1.314 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque101.1 N·m/l / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel drivefour wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed240 km/h / 149 mph / 149 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio149.4 kW/ton / 113.2 bhp/ton / 113.2 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)15.9 l/100km / 17.8 mpg-UK / 14.8 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)8.5 l/100km / 33.2 mpg-UK / 27.7 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)11.5 l/100km / 24.6 mpg-UK / 20.5 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions194 g/km / 312 g/mi / 312 g/mi
  Range609 km / 378 mi / 378 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontWishbone (A-arm, control arm)Suspension rearMulti-link
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system), EBD (electronic brake-force distribution), ASC (automatic stabilisation control)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Alfa Romeo 159 3.2 V6 Q4

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