1950 - 1959
The 1900 was offered in two-door or four-door models, with a new 1,884Â cc (bore 82.55Â mm (3.3Â in), stroke 88Â mm (3.5Â in)), 90Â bhp (67Â kW), 4-cylinder twin cam engine. It was spacious and simple, yet quick and sporty. The slogan Alfa used when selling it was "The family car that wins races", not-so-subtly alluding to the car's success in the Targa Florio, Stella Alpina, and other competitions. In 1951, the short wheelbase 1900C (c for corto (Italian for short)) version was introduced. It had a wheelbase of 2,500Â mm (98.4Â in). In the same year the 1900TI with a more powerful 100Â bhp (75Â kW) engine was introduced, it had bigger valves, a higher compression ratio and it was equipped with a double carburetor. Two years later the 1900 Super and 1900 TI Super (also 1900 Super Sprint) with 1975Â cc engine were introduced (bore increased to 84.5Â mm (3.3Â in), stroke unchanged). The TI Super had two double carburetors and 115Â bhp (86Â kW). Transmission was a 4-speed manual on basic versions and 5-speed manual in Super Sprint version, the brakes were drum brakes. The 1900 had independent front suspension (double wishbones, coil springs and hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers) and live rear axle.