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Alpine A106

(1958 model)

Brief specs of 1958 Alpine A106

2-door 2-seater, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, 747 cm3 / 45.6 cu in / 45.6 cu in, 32.0 kW / 42.9 hp / 42.9 hp @ 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm, 45.0 N·m / 33.2 lb·ft / 33.2 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AlpineIssued from1958
ModelA106Issued until
SerieA106Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation


Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3040 l / 107.36 cu ft / 107.36 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3700 mm / 145.7 in / 145.7 inTotal (curb) weight550 kg / 1213 lb / 1213 lb
Width1450 mm / 57.1 in / 57.1 inDry weight
Height1280 mm / 50.4 in / 50.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2110 mm / 83.1 in / 83.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity28 l / 6.2 UK gal / 7.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.75  


Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.58 m2 / 17.0 sq ft / 17.0 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 constructionBore54.5 mm / 2.15 in / 2.15 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.68
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement747 cm3 / 45.6 cu in / 45.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity186.63 cm3/cylinder / 11.389 cu in/cylinder / 11.389 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio9.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power32.0 kW / 42.9 hp / 42.9 hp at 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque45.0 N·m / 33.2 lb·ft / 33.2 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)12.8 kW / 17.2 hp / 17.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output42.8 kW/l / 0.941 bhp/cu in / 0.941 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque60.2 N·m/l / 0.53 lb·ft/cu in / 0.53 lb·ft/cu in


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


Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio80.0 kW/ton / 60.6 bhp/ton / 60.6 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 locationrearEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Alpine A106


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