Alfa Romeo 2000

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This article is about series 102 Alfa Romeo 2000 (1958–1961). For 2000 Berlina (1967–1972), see Alfa Romeo 1750.
For Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider Veloce, see Alfa Romeo Spider.
Alfa Romeo 2000
Alfa 2000 touring spider.JPG
Alfa Romeo 2000 Touring Spider
Overview
Manufacturer Alfa Romeo
Production 1958–1961
Assembly Portello, Milan, Italy (Berlina)
Designer Sprint Bertone's Giorgetto Giugiaro
Spider Touring's Carlo Felice Bianchi Anderloni
Body and chassis
Body style 4-door Berlina (sedan)
2-door Spider (convertible)
2-door Sprint (coupe)
Layout FR layout
Related Alfa Romeo 2600
Powertrain
Engine 2.0 L DOHC I4
Transmission 5-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase Berlina/Spider
2720/2500 mm
(107.1/98.4 in.)
Length 4,710 mm (185 in)/4,496 mm (177.0 in)
Width 1,700 mm (67 in)/1,650 mm (65 in)
Height 1,430 mm (56 in)/1,320 mm (52 in)
Curb weight 1,178–1,337 kg (2,597–2,948 lb)
Chronology
Predecessor Alfa Romeo 1900
Successor Alfa Romeo 2600

Alfa Romeo 2000 (series 102) is a car produced by the Italian automobile manufacturing company Alfa Romeo as a successor to the 1900.

First shown in 1957 on the Turin autosalon, the car was produced in two models, the Berlina with 105 PS (77 kW; 104 hp) and the Spider with 115 PS (85 kW; 113 hp) since 1958. In 1960, the Sprint was added. The engine was an enlarged version of the 1900´s four-cylinder displacing 1975 cc. The cast-iron block and aluminum head engine using single downdraft Solex carburetor produced 105 PS (77 kW; 104 hp) at 5300 rpm in Berlina and the version used in Sprint and Spider produced 115 PS (85 kW; 113 hp) at 5900 rpm with two Solex sidedraft carburetors. The 2000 Berlina had gearbox operated via column-mounted shifter making space for three people in front. In Spider version the gearchange was located in floor and until 1961 it was pure two-seater when 2+2-seater came available.

The four-door Berlina was manufactured by Alfa Romeo itself, while the two others were designed and manufactured by the design companies Touring (Spider) and Bertone (Sprint).

Only 2,814 of the Berlina, 3,443 of the Spider and 704 of the Sprint were sold worldwide because of their high prices.

Vignale Coupés[edit]

Between 1958 and 1961, Vignale built a series of coupés, penned by Giovanni Michelotti. All bore chassis type of 102.02, different from a serial cars. Around 15 cars were made.

The 2000 was replaced by the six-cylinder Alfa Romeo 2600, produced from 1961.

2000 Berlina front side.
2000 Berlina front side.
2000 Berlina rear side.
2000 Berlina rear side.
2000 Sprint "Pantera" (Polizia di Stato).
2000 Sprint "Pantera" (Polizia di Stato).


Engines[edit]

Model Displacement Compr. ratio Power Top speed
Berlina 1,975 cc 8.25:1 110 bhp 100 mph (160 km/h)[1]
Spider & Sprint 1,975 cc 8.5:1 115 bhp 110 mph (180 km/h)[2]

FNM 2000[edit]

1971 (facelifted) FNM Alfa Romeo 2150

The Brazilian variant of the 2000 was produced from 1960 to 1968 by Fábrica Nacional de Motores. It had the same 1975 cc engine with 95 PS (70 kW; 94 hp). The car used the name FNM "JK", JK standing for the president of Brazil Juscelino Kubitschek, the name was later changed to FNM 2000.[3]

In 1966 two other models were introduced, the "Onça" coupe and the "2000 TiMB" (Turismo Internazionale Modello Brasile), which produced up to 160 PS (118 kW; 158 hp).[3] The TiMB had a flat bonnet, coupled with a divided front bumper necessary to accommodate the now lower-mounted Alfa Romeo center grille.

The FNM 2000 was replaced with FNM 2150 in 1969, it had a bigger engine and revised styling, using the smooth bonnet of the TiMB. For 1971 the 2150 was facelifted, with a more squat version of the traditional Alfa Romeo grille which also allowed for a single-piece front bumper. By 1974 the Alfa Romeo Alfetta-lookalike FNM Alfa Romeo 2300 "Rio" replaced the 2150. This version was still based on the older Alfa Romeo 1900, despite looking like the more modern Alfetta.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Alfa Romeo 2000". motorbase.com. Archived from the original on 23 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-26. 
  2. ^ "Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider". motorbase.com/. Archived from the original on 20 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-26. 
  3. ^ a b "FNM". cuorialfisti.com (in Italian). Archived from the original on 6 June 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-18. 
  4. ^ "The Alfa Romeo Rio, or Alfa Romeo 2300.". xs4all.nl. Retrieved 2008-06-28. 

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