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1983-1987 ALFA ROMEO Arna specifications

1983-1987 ALFA ROMEO Arna specifications Classic and Performance Car

Viewed more as a cry for help than a serious product, the Arna came about thanks to a mis-advised joint venture wth Nissan. Essentially the Arna (also known as the Nissan Cherry Europe) was a Cherry fitted with an Alfa flat four and front suspension. Predictably it bombed, despite being better than many gave it credit for. The Arna was usefully cheaper than the 33, and still fun to drive in the right conditions, but the politicians in Rome hated it, and so the Arna proved the catalyst for Fiat and Alfa’s merger. Worth buying for curiosity value – if you can find one.

Production

  • Production:
    61,750
  • Price at launch:
    £4,350
  • Price (excellent)
    £1,200
  • Price (good):
    £800
  • Price (average):
    £500
  • Price (project):
    £300

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    10.9secs
  • Top speed:
    109.0mph
  • Power:
    90.0bhp
  • Torque:
    97.0lb/ft

Engine

  • Configuration:
    Flat 4
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, MacPherson strut, coil spring, anti-roll bar
  • Suspension Rear:
    Dead axle, Watts linkage, Panhard rod, coil spring
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4000mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2416mm
  • Width:
    1621mm
  • Weight:
    850kgs
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