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Alfa Romeo 156 V6

(1997 model)

Brief specs of 1997 Alfa Romeo 156 V6

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2492 cm3 / 152.1 cu in / 152.1 cu in, 139.4 kW / 186.9 hp / 186.9 hp @ 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm, 222.0 N·m / 163.7 lb·ft / 163.7 lb·ft @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 230 km/h / 143 mph / 143 mph top speed, consumption 11.4 l/100km / 24.8 mpg-UK / 20.6 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Alfa RomeoIssued from1997
Model156 V6Issued until
Serie156Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFiat GroupCountryIT

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)360 l / 12.71 cu ft / 12.71 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4340 l / 153.27 cu ft / 153.27 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)1177 l / 41.57 cu ft / 41.57 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4430 mm / 174.4 in / 174.4 inTotal (curb) weight1320 kg / 2910 lb / 2910 lb
Width1745 mm / 68.7 in / 68.7 inDry weight
Height1415 mm / 55.7 in / 55.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2595 mm / 102.2 in / 102.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1511 mm / 59.5 in / 59.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1545 mm / 60.8 in / 60.8 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity63 l / 13.9 UK gal / 16.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.10 m2 / 22.6 sq ft / 22.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine TypeV engine (60.0° vee)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerAlfa RomeoValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore88.0 mm / 3.46 in / 3.46 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke68.3 mm / 2.69 in / 2.69 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.29
Fuel supplyBo Motronic ME2.1 MPiEngine displacement2492 cm3 / 152.1 cu in / 152.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity415.33 cm3/cylinder / 25.345 cu in/cylinder / 25.345 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.3 : 1
SumpMax. output power139.4 kW / 186.9 hp / 186.9 hp at 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque222.0 N·m / 163.7 lb·ft / 163.7 lb·ft at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)69.1 kW / 92.7 hp / 92.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output55.9 kW/l / 1.229 bhp/cu in / 1.229 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque89.1 N·m/l / 0.78 lb·ft/cu in / 0.78 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.82
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.94

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed230 km/h / 143 mph / 143 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)7.20 s / 7.20 s / 7.20 sPower-to-weight ratio141.7 kW/ton / 107.3 bhp/ton / 107.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h7.30 s / 7.30 s / 7.30 sFuel consumption, City (urban)16.5 l/100km / 17.1 mpg-UK / 14.3 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)18.60 s / 18.60 s / 18.60 sFuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)8.4 l/100km / 33.6 mpg-UK / 28.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)11.4 l/100km / 24.8 mpg-UK / 20.6 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time15.80 s / 15.80 s / 15.80 s (top 92 km/h / 57 mph / 57 mph)Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time27.80 s / 27.80 s / 27.80 s CO2 emissions267 g/km / 429 g/mi / 429 g/mi (est.)
  Range553 km / 343 mi / 343 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.1Turning circle11.6 m / 38.1 ft / 38.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front205/60 WR 15Tyres rear205/60 Wr 16
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front284 mm / 11.2 in / 11.2 inBrake diameter rear251 mm / 9.9 in / 9.9 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Alfa Romeo 156 V6

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