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Performance Review: Alfa-Romeo 166 2.0 ts - [2000]

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Alfa-Romeo 166 2.0 ts - [2000]

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 2000 | Type: Saloon
  • Engine: 1970 cc (120.2 ci) 16 Valve
  • Engine Formation: St5
  • Aspiration: Naturally Aspirated
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 5 speed / Manual
  • Top Speed: 0 mph (0.0 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 9.3 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 9.6 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 26.9 secs
  • Power: 155 bhp (115 kW) @ 6400 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 1573 kgs (3467 lbs)
  • Torque: 138 lb-ft (187.1 Nm) @ 2800 rpm
  • Drive: FWD | Engine Location: Front
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 17.35 secs @ 78.9 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 98.5 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 87.7 lb-ft
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Alfa-Romeo 166 Performance Review.

Introduction:

This edition of the Alfa-Romeo 166 2.0 ts is the 5 speed / Manual version and was first brought out in 2000. This was at around the same time as the introduction of the and the 2000 Ultima GTR 720.This particular Alfa-Romeo 166 has a 1970cc Naturally Aspirated Petrol powerplant with 5 cylinders in a St formation.

Audi TT RS 2.5 Turbo - [2018] image

Alternative Petrol St5's includes the 2018 Audi TT RS 2.5 Turbo

The 166 shares its Petrol St5 engine configuration with the likes of the 2018 Audi TT RS 2.5 Turbo and the 2018 Audi A3 RS3 2.5 Turbo. If you're looking for other fast cars which share the 166's Front Wheel Drive, Saloon combination then how about the 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD 3.5 V6 or the 2018 Audi A3 RS3 2.5 Turbo.

Power and Weight:

Weighing in at 1573 kgs (3467 lbs) this makes the Alfa-Romeo 166 2.0 ts in the same weight category as the 2021 Lamborghini Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae 6.5 V12 or the give or take 50kg.

Abarth 695 70th Anniversario 1.4 Turbo - [2020] image

The Alfa-Romeo 166 shares the same bhp with the 2020 Abarth 695 70th Anniversario 1.4 Turbo (177 bhp)

In terms of power the 1970cc 16V St5 engine produces 155 bhp (115 kW) @ 6400 rpm similar to the 2020 Abarth 695 70th Anniversario 1.4 Turbo (177 bhp) or the 2020 Audi A1 A1 Sportback 35 TFSI S tronic S line (148 bhp).

The Naturally Aspirated St5 throws out 138 lb-ft (187.1 Nm) @ 2800 rpm placing it with cars of similar torque performance figures such as the 2016 Ford Fiesta ST 200 1.6 Turbo (159 lb-ft) or the 2015 Mazda MX5 2.0i Roadster Coupe (148 lb-ft).

Power to Weight:

If one combines the weight with power or torque performance for the Alfa-Romeo 166 you can get a better idea of it's real world performance.

Mercedes SL Class 280SL W113 - [1970] image

The 1970 Mercedes SL Class 280SL W113 (123.5 bhp per ton) has similar Bhp Per Ton stats as the Alfa-Romeo 166.

The Alfa-Romeo 166 has a Power to weight ratio of 98.5 bhp per ton and 87.7 lb-ft per ton. Bhp Per Ton figures of the 2000 166 competing with the 1970 Mercedes SL Class 280SL W113 (123.5 bhp per ton) or the 1948 Jaguar XK 120 Roadster (123.5 bhp per ton).


Power to Weight(cont.):

If you agree with the late great Carroll Shelby then arguably an even better indicator of potential performance, Torque. Use weight as well and you end up with - Torque per ton, with the Alfa-Romeo 166 generating around 87.7 lb-ft per ton. If you're curious as to what other cars have as much torque to weight then look no further than the 1994 Alfa-Romeo 146 ti (112.6 lb-ft per ton) or the 1994 Volkswagen-VW Golf 2.0 GTi 16V (112.6 lb-ft per ton).

Acceleration:

With a 0-60mph time of 9.3 secs or a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) of 9.6 secs, this made the Alfa-Romeo 166 2.0 ts as fast as the 1993 Vauxhall-Opel Corsa 1.6 GSi 16V (9.3 secs) the 1991 Peugeot 205 Rallye 1.3 8v (9.3 secs) the 1987 Citroen AX Sport (9.3 secs) the or the 1986 Peugeot 505 2.8 V6 (9.3 secs). This Alfa-Romeo 166 2.0 ts is also faster than the 1986 Ford Granada Scorpio 4x4 2.8 V6 (9.4 secs) the 1973 Vauxhall-Opel Firenza Droop Snoot 2.3 Litre (9.4 secs) the 1955 Ford Thunderbird 292 Fordomatic 1st Gen. (9.4 secs) the and the 2001 Alfa-Romeo 147 TS Selespeed (9.5 secs).

Peugeot 205 T16 1.8 16v Turbo - [1984] image

Quarter Mile time is a close race between the 166 and the 1984 Peugeot 205 T16 1.8 16v Turbo

When talking about the performance of the Alfa-Romeo 166 on the drag strip it can reach a quarter mile in an estimated 17.35 secs @ 78.9 mph. Similar performance down the quarter mile can be found with the the 1984 Peugeot 205 T16 1.8 16v Turbo (17.27 secs), the 1993 Alfa-Romeo 164 3.0 V6 Quadrifoglio (17.27 secs), and the 2011 Honda Civic 2.0i 16v VTEC Type R - FN2 (17.28 secs).

Top Speed:

Modern performance cars are often artificially restricted to 155mph. The 2000 version of the Alfa-Romeo 166 2.0 ts has a maximum speed of 0mph.

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Top Speed of the 2000 166 equals the 1953 Ford F-100 4.5 V8 (65 mph)

If maxing out your car on the AutoBahn is your thing and you're wondering what's faster than the 2000 Alfa-Romeo 166 2.0 ts then how about the 1953 Ford F-100 4.5 V8 (65 mph), the 1992 Hummer H1 6.2 V8 4 Door (68 mph), or the 1961 Renault 4 L Export (70 mph).

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