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Alpine LS


Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Image of Talbot Alpine LS
Model family
ModelAlpine LS
Model code
Issued from1980
Issued until
Country of originES,FR,UK
Number made
Body construction
Body designation


Base platform
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedan
Bodywork designer
Number of doors5
Number of seats5
Cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Max. cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Passenger space (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]

Dimensions & Weight

Wheelbase [mm / in / in]2604 / 102.5 / 102.5
Track front [mm / in / in]1422 / 56.0 / 56.0
Track rear [mm / in / in]1397 / 55.0 / 55.0
Length [mm / in / in]4318 / 170.0 / 170.0
Width [mm / in / in]1680 / 66.1 / 66.1
Height [mm / in / in]1390 / 54.7 / 54.7
Length/wheelbase ratio1.66
Ground clearance [mm / in / in]
Total (curb) weight [kg / lb / lb]1040 / 2293 / 2293
Dry weight [kg / lb / lb]
Load capacity [kg / lb / lb]
Gross (max.) weight [kg / lb / lb]
Towing weight [kg / lb / lb]
Weight distribution (front) [% / % / %]
Fuel capacity [l / UK gal / US gal]58 / 12.8 / 15.4


Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)
Frontal area (A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]1.98 / 21.4 / 21.4 (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]
Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph) [kW / hp / hp] 


Engine Code
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Typestraight (inline)
Engine Type Details
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)
Fuel details
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)
Total number of cylinders4
Total number of valves8
Valves per cylinder2
Engine Main bearings
Engine construction
Bore [mm / in / in]76.7 / 3.02 / 3.02
Stroke [mm / in / in]70.0 / 2.76 / 2.76
Bore/Stroke ratio1.1
Engine displacement [cm3 / cu in / cu in]1294 / 79.0 / 79.0
Unitary capacity [cm3/cylinder / cu in/cylinder / cu in/cylinder]323.50 / 19.741 / 19.741
Compression ratio9.5
Fuel supply1 So carb
Compressor typeN/A
Catalytic converterno
Max. output power [kW / hp / hp]50.7 / 68.0 / 68.0
Max. output power rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]5600 / 5600 / 5600
Max. torque [N·m / lb·ft / lb·ft]107.0 / 78.9 / 78.9
Max. torque rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]2800 / 2800 / 2800
Maximum rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]
Max. net output (power at the wheels) [kW / hp / hp]20.3 / 27.2 / 27.2 (est.)
Specific output [kW/l / bhp/cu in / bhp/cu in]39.2 / 0.861 / 0.861
Specific torque [N·m/l / lb·ft/cu in / lb·ft/cu in]82.7 / 0.72 / 0.72


Transmission typemanual
Number of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel drive
Top gear (drive) ratio1.08
Final gear (drive) ratio3.71


Power-to-weight ratio [kW/ton / bhp/ton / bhp/ton]65.4 / 49.5 / 49.5
Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-100 km/h [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in top [s / s / s] 
Standing ¼mile time [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Standing kilometer time [s / s / s]
Standing kilometer speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Top (maximal) speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Fuel consumption, City (urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Mixed (combined) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Euro [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
CO2 emissions [g/km / g/mi / g/mi]
Range [km / mi / mi] 


Engine locationfront
Engine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinion
Steering details
Turns lock-to-lock
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Torsion bar
Suspension rearIndependent, Trailing arm, Coil springs
Wheels front
Wheels rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes frontdisc
Brakes reardrum
Brakes detailsservo-assisted
Brake diameter front [mm / in / in]
Brake diameter rear [mm / in / in]
Braked area [cm2 / sq in / sq in]

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