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Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Segment: Compact

The 1980 Alfasud TI was the final upgrade for the front-wheel-drive sporty Alfa Romeo.

It was the only hatchback that could handle better than the already famed VW Golf GTI.

Alfa Romeo's most successful story was close to an end. Its TI version was improved and received a new design, a reworked engine, and, they said, better anti-rust treatment. The latter was much needed since it was the Achille's heel for the sporty, three-door hatchback.

The chromed metallic bumper trend was already gone since the late '70s, but Alfa didn't care too much. Even though it revamped the car in 1978, it didn't change them until the 1980 refresh. Then, it applied the wrapped-around plastic bumpers both front and rear. For the 1.5-liter version, the carmaker installed a small wing on the tailgate.

Inside, plastic and rubber were clearly arranged to create an ergonomic cockpit. Its tachometer featured a yellow and a red-zone so the driver could know when to change the gears for maximum effect, and that's was between 5500 and 6500 rpm. In the back, the folding seatback was good to expand the trunk area.

Under the hood, Alfa Romeo used the same 1.3- and 1.5-liter engines from its predecessor, but the base version was enhanced, and it produced more power than before. Unfortunately, the 1.5-liter unit was outpowered by the Golf GTI by almost 20 hp, and that made the Italian hatchback slower by more than 1.5 seconds than the German hot-hatch. Its only advantage was the lower center of gravity due to the flat-four engine, and that made the TI better on cornering.

ALFA ROMEO Alfasud Ti 1980 - 1983 9 Photos
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ALFA ROMEO Alfasud Ti 1980 - 1983
  2 gasoline engines
  • 1.3 5MT (86 HP)
  • 1.5 5MT (95 HP)

ALFA ROMEO Alfasud Ti 1.3 5MT (86 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.3 5MT (86 HP)
Cylinders
H4
Displacement
1351 cm3
Power
63.2 KW @ 5800 RPM
86 HP @ 5800 RPM
85 BHP @ 5800 RPM
Torque
88 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
119 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
2 Carburetors
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
106 mph (171 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
165/70 SR 13
DIMENSIONS
Length
157.3 in (3995 mm)
Width
63.6 in (1615 mm)
Height
53.9 in (1369 mm)
Front/rear Track
54.8/53.5 in (1,392/1,359 mm)
Wheelbase
96.7 in (2456 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.9 in (150 mm)
Cargo Volume
14.1 cuFT (399 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.39
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
1951 lbs (885 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
2888 lbs (1310 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
20.6 mpg US (11.4 L/100Km)
Highway
28.3 mpg US (8.3 L/100Km)
Combined
27 mpg US (8.7 L/100Km)

ALFA ROMEO Alfasud Ti 1.5 5MT (95 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.5 5MT (95 HP)
Cylinders
H4
Displacement
1490 cm3
Power
69.9 KW @ 5800 RPM
95 HP @ 5800 RPM
94 BHP @ 5800 RPM
Torque
96 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
130 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
109 mph (175 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
9.8 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
165/70 SR 13
DIMENSIONS
Length
157.3 in (3995 mm)
Width
63.6 in (1615 mm)
Height
53.9 in (1369 mm)
Front/rear Track
54.8/53.5 in (1,392/1,359 mm)
Wheelbase
96.7 in (2456 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.9 in (150 mm)
Cargo Volume
14.1 cuFT (399 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.39
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
1951 lbs (885 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
2888 lbs (1310 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
23.8 mpg US (9.9 L/100Km)
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