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Alfa Romeo 146 1.8 Twin Spark

(1999 model)

Brief specs of 1999 Alfa Romeo 146 1.8 Twin Spark

5-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, 1746 cm3 / 106.5 cu in / 106.5 cu in, 106.0 kW / 142.1 hp / 142.1 hp @ 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm, 169.0 N·m / 124.6 lb·ft / 124.6 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 209 km/h / 130 mph / 130 mph top speed, consumption 12.6 l/100km / 22.4 mpg-UK / 18.7 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Alfa RomeoIssued from1999
Model146 1.8 Twin SparkIssued until
Serie146Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFiat GroupCountryIT

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4340 l / 153.27 cu ft / 153.27 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4240 mm / 166.9 in / 166.9 inTotal (curb) weight1215 kg / 2679 lb / 2679 lb
Width1720 mm / 67.7 in / 67.7 inDry weight
Height1430 mm / 56.3 in / 56.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2550 mm / 100.4 in / 100.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity61 l / 13.4 UK gal / 16.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.66  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.09 m2 / 22.5 sq ft / 22.5 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore82.0 mm / 3.23 in / 3.23 in
FuelStroke82.8 mm / 3.26 in / 3.26 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.99
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement1746 cm3 / 106.5 cu in / 106.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity437.27 cm3/cylinder / 26.684 cu in/cylinder / 26.684 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio10.7 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power106.0 kW / 142.1 hp / 142.1 hp at 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm
AspirationMax. torque169.0 N·m / 124.6 lb·ft / 124.6 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)42.4 kW / 56.9 hp / 56.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output60.7 kW/l / 1.334 bhp/cu in / 1.334 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque96.8 N·m/l / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

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

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed209 km/h / 130 mph / 130 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio118.5 kW/ton / 89.8 bhp/ton / 89.8 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)8.4 l/100km / 33.6 mpg-UK / 28.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)6.6 l/100km / 42.8 mpg-UK / 35.6 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)12.6 l/100km / 22.4 mpg-UK / 18.7 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range484 km / 301 mi / 301 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front190/55-VR15Tyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Alfa Romeo 146 1.8 Twin Spark

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