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Alfa Romeo Spider 3.2 V6

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Alfa Romeo Spider 3.2 V6

2-door 2-seater coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3179 cm3 / 194.0 cu in / 194.0 cu in, 177.0 kW / 237.4 hp / 237.4 hp @ 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm, 289.0 N·m / 213.2 lb·ft / 213.2 lb·ft @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 242 km/h / 150 mph / 150 mph top speed, consumption 13.2 l/100km / 21.4 mpg-UK / 17.8 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Alfa RomeoIssued from2008
ModelSpider 3.2 V6Issued until
SerieSpiderNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFiat GroupCountryIT,BR,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typecoupéNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)147 l / 5.19 cu ft / 5.19 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4340 l / 153.27 cu ft / 153.27 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)147 l / 5.19 cu ft / 5.19 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4310 mm / 169.7 in / 169.7 inTotal (curb) weight1545 kg / 3406 lb / 3406 lb
Width1780 mm / 70.1 in / 70.1 inDry weight
Height1320 mm / 52.0 in / 52.0 inLoad capacity185 kg / 408 lb / 408 lb
Wheelbase2550 mm / 100.4 in / 100.4 inGross (max.) weight1730 kg / 3814 lb / 3814 lb
Track frontTowing weight1000 kg / 2205 lb / 2205 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.00 m2 / 21.5 sq ft / 21.5 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.60 m2 / 6.4 sq ft / 6.4 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)14.9 kW / 20.0 hp / 20.0 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine TypeV engine (V6)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore93.0 mm / 3.66 in / 3.66 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke78.0 mm / 3.07 in / 3.07 in
Fuel detailsunleaded 95Bore/Stroke ratio1.19
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement3179 cm3 / 194.0 cu in / 194.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity529.85 cm3/cylinder / 32.333 cu in/cylinder / 32.333 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power177.0 kW / 237.4 hp / 237.4 hp at 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm
AspirationMax. torque289.0 N·m / 213.2 lb·ft / 213.2 lb·ft at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)70.8 kW / 94.9 hp / 94.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output55.7 kW/l / 1.224 bhp/cu in / 1.224 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque90.9 N·m/l / 0.80 lb·ft/cu in / 0.80 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

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

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed242 km/h / 150 mph / 150 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio155.3 kW/ton / 117.7 bhp/ton / 117.7 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)13.2 l/100km / 21.4 mpg-UK / 17.8 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions175 g/km / 282 g/mi / 282 g/mi
  Range530 km / 330 mi / 330 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering detailsTraction control.
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front225/45-R17Tyres rear225/45-R17
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Alfa Romeo Spider 3.2 V6

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