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Alpine A108 Coupe

(1961 model)

Brief specs of 1961 Alpine A108 Coupe

2-door coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, 843 cm3 / 51.4 cu in / 51.4 cu in, 37.0 kW / 49.6 hp / 49.6 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 57.0 N·m / 42.0 lb·ft / 42.0 lb·ft @ 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AlpineIssued from1961
ModelA108 CoupeIssued until
SerieA108Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAlpineCountryFR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typecoupéNumber of seats
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3190 l / 112.65 cu ft / 112.65 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3990 mm / 157.1 in / 157.1 inTotal (curb) weight595 kg / 1312 lb / 1312 lb
Width1490 mm / 58.7 in / 58.7 inDry weight
Height1230 mm / 48.4 in / 48.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2170 mm / 85.4 in / 85.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity28 l / 6.2 UK gal / 7.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.84  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)1.56 m2 / 16.8 sq ft / 16.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.62 m2 / 6.7 sq ft / 6.7 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)15.5 kW / 20.8 hp / 20.8 hp (est.)

Engine

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 displacement843 cm3 / 51.4 cu in / 51.4 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 power37.0 kW / 49.6 hp / 49.6 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque57.0 N·m / 42.0 lb·ft / 42.0 lb·ft at 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)14.8 kW / 19.8 hp / 19.8 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output43.9 kW/l / 0.965 bhp/cu in / 0.965 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque67.6 N·m/l / 0.59 lb·ft/cu in / 0.59 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber 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 ratio84.0 kW/ton / 63.6 bhp/ton / 63.6 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
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationrearEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front145/80-13Tyres rear145/80-13
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Alpine A108 Coupe

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