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Alfa Romeo Alfasud 1.2 Giardinetta

(1978 model)

Brief specs of 1978 Alfa Romeo Alfasud 1.2 Giardinetta

3-door 5-seater station wagon (estate, combi), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, 1186 cm3 / 72.4 cu in / 72.4 cu in, 47.0 kW / 63.0 hp / 63.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 88.0 N·m / 64.9 lb·ft / 64.9 lb·ft @ 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 153 km/h / 95 mph / 95 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Alfa RomeoIssued from1978
ModelAlfasud 1.2 GiardinettaIssued until
SerieAlfasudNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFiat GroupCountryIT,BR,ZA


Base platformNumber of doors3
Bodywork typestation wagon (estate, combi)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3710 l / 131.02 cu ft / 131.02 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3980 mm / 156.7 in / 156.7 inTotal (curb) weight890 kg / 1962 lb / 1962 lb
Width1590 mm / 62.6 in / 62.6 inDry weight
Height1360 mm / 53.5 in / 53.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2520 mm / 99.2 in / 99.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity50 l / 11.0 UK gal / 13.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.58  


Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.84 m2 / 19.8 sq ft / 19.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)


Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke59.0 mm / 2.32 in / 2.32 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.36
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1186 cm3 / 72.4 cu in / 72.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity296.57 cm3/cylinder / 18.098 cu in/cylinder / 18.098 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpwetMax. output power47.0 kW / 63.0 hp / 63.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque88.0 N·m / 64.9 lb·ft / 64.9 lb·ft at 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)18.8 kW / 25.2 hp / 25.2 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output39.6 kW/l / 0.871 bhp/cu in / 0.871 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque74.2 N·m/l / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in


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


Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed153 km/h / 95 mph / 95 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio71.9 kW/ton / 54.5 bhp/ton / 54.5 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)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions


Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front165/80-SR14Tyres rear165/70-R13
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Alfa Romeo Alfasud 1.2 Giardinetta


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