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Alfa Romeo 179

(1980 model)

Brief specs of 1980 Alfa Romeo 179

1-seater, 12-cylinder V engine, 3000 cm3 / 183.1 cu in / 183.1 cu in, 98.0 kW / 131.4 hp / 131.4 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 177.0 N·m / 130.5 lb·ft / 130.5 lb·ft, automatic transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Alfa RomeoIssued from1980
Model179Issued until
Serie179Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFiat GroupCountryIT,BR,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats1
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3710 l / 131.02 cu ft / 131.02 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

LengthTotal (curb) weight1100 kg / 2425 lb / 2425 lb
WidthDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase2410 mm / 94.9 in / 94.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity50 l / 11.0 UK gal / 13.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders12
Engine TypeV engine (V12)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore
FuelStroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyEngine displacement3000 cm3 / 183.1 cu in / 183.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power98.0 kW / 131.4 hp / 131.4 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationMax. torque177.0 N·m / 130.5 lb·ft / 130.5 lb·ft at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)39.2 kW / 52.6 hp / 52.6 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output32.7 kW/l / 0.718 bhp/cu in / 0.718 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque59.0 N·m/l / 0.52 lb·ft/cu in / 0.52 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears
Wheel driverear 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 ratio121.6 kW/ton / 92.1 bhp/ton / 92.1 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)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationrearEngine alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front190/70-VR14Tyres 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 179

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