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Alfa Romeo Alfetta Saloon

Overview

Produced: 1972-1984, 424739 produced. (to end '83)
Types: Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Alfa Romeo Alfetta Saloon

Alfa Romeo launched an all new saloon model in 1972, the Alfetta Saloon. Although the Alfetta had a fairly conventional unitary construction, four door body it had an unusual gearbox layout (for a saloon). The Alfetta had a Ferrari style trans-axle. This meant that the gearbox was combined with the rear axle and so provided a better weight balance.

The Alfetta came with a 1.8 litre twin-cam engine to start with, however the engine was reduced in size to 1.6 litres in 1975. From 1977 a more powerful 2.0 litre engine was made available. Twin Weber 40 carburetors were also used for the 1.8 litre model.  Production of the Alfetta saloon continued until 1984.

Source: Motorbase

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
1779ccS4 DOHCAlfa Romeo S4 DOHC80mm x 89mm0
1570ccS4 DOHCAlfa Romeo S4 DOHC78mm x 82mm0
1962ccS4 DOHCAlfa Romeo S4 DOHC84mm x 89mm9

Fuel System

TypeNumberCapacityComment
Dellorto2Twin-choke side down draught. Solex carbs also used (1962cc model)

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
108 mph10 s17.2 s20 mpg120 bhp 53001962cc engine:

Brakes

FrontRearComment
DiscDiscServo assisted

Dimensions

WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
0' 98"0' 53"0' 53"0' 172"0' 64" 0 (22)0' 0"

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