<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by AlfaJock:
<strong>OK, serious anorak time.
The 155bhp saloon had a jerb weight of 1270kg giving PWR 122, against 1285kg for a JTS ie PWR 128,
</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Just had a look at my Certificate of EU conformity for my 155bhp Selespeed.
Kerb side weight "Dry" 1190kg.
Autocar and Evo had the with fluids weight at 1260kg for an early 156 2.0 TS
Still seems high, a phase one Scoob is 1190kg dry and 1240kg with fluids and thats with two extra diffs to fill.
Must be heavy fluids in the Alfa.
I believe the major question is wether the JTS actually produces 165bhp on 95 ron unleaded. Most dyno runs have given around 155bhp.
I have driven a JTS and the bottom end is stronger than the twin spark but thats not that difficult, a 2.0l Focus has more grunt below 3500rpm than a 2.0TS.
In my own opinion I also think the noise the engine produces has gotten worse over the 156 varients. The 155bhp with full 4 into 2 into 1 manifold produces a gloriuos rasp, the 150bhp was stiffled somewhat by replacing the manifold with a cat which also strangled the top end. The JTS sounds nice but nothing special, yes it sounds wonderful with induction kit and exhaust but so does nearly every engine on sale.
Just my thoughts.
Went to Motorhouse 2000 Supermarket today, Alfa's everwhere, I bet they had more Alfa's than Fords. Is Alfa shifting a load of old stock through the supermarkets?
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