After spending many years trying to recapture its old, sports identity, it would seem that Alfa is on the right track with its new 2017 Alfa Romeo 4C, when it comes to making a car that perfectly embodies Alfa’s values. While the majority of attention is being paid to some other models, like the Giulietta, or the Mito, Alfa has been quietly working on a highly affordable, sports car, that can stand its own ground against the best its competition can field in this particular category.
2017 Alfa Romeo 4C – Exterior Expectations and Luxurious Interior Design
When it comes to the exterior of the 2017 Alfa Romeo 4C, it is worth mentioning that its body is fully built around a carbon-fiber tube, along with rear and front subframes in aluminium, which significantly contribute to its light weight and handling. The actual weight of the car is just around 2000 pounds.
It also features composite moulded body sections, which are specifically made out of glass-fiber reinforced plastic, which even further contributes to the overall lightness of the vehicle, as well as its strength and more efficient costs of production.
With its length less than 4 meters, the car can easily fit into tight spaces, and provide invaluable manoeuvrability in city traffic conditions. The design of the 2017 Alfa Romeo 4C is a combination of some recent supercars, like the 8C, and some older, vintage ones, like the 33 Stradale.
The interior of the 2017 Alfa Romeo 4C is dominated by a combination of leather and chrome. It sports a flat bottom wheel, aluminium pedals, leather door pulls, and an air conditioning system. Customers can also opt for additional options, which include floor mats, cruise control and leather seats. The trim options include black or red leather, black fabric with red stitching, as well as a combination of leather and fabric. If they wish so, customers can also add carbon – fibre details and black alloy wheels.
When it comes to electronic and infotainment equipment, the standard version does not come with some fancy systems. However, there is an option of adding a hands-free phone, a voice recognition. And a stereo system with web apps, if the customer wishes to do so. For convenience, car passengers can use wallet – like slots, which are situated under the dash. And between the seats, to place their things, and enjoy the added comfort.
2017 Alfa Romeo 4C – Engine and Performance
The power of the car comes from a 1.75-liter aluminium turbocharged, 4 cylinder engine that can muster 237 hp. Thanks to the car’s low weight, the engine can propel it from 0 to 62 Mph in just 4.5 seconds. This can be boosted even further, with the help of the car’s launch control function. Additionally, the 2017 Alfa Romeo 4C can produce 258 Nm at 2.200 rpm. So, as to keep the pacing within gears. Its fuel efficiency is also quite high, with estimated 24 mpg in the city and 34 Mpg on the highway. When it comes to traction, the Alfa excels here, thanks to the TCT dual-clutch gearbox. And effective braking is ensured with the addition of a bottom – hinged brake pedal. That gives out a strong and firm feel and has a short travel.
2017 Alfa Romeo 4C – Release Date and How Much will Cost?
The Alfa Romeo 4C 2017 standard model comes with a price tag of 57,495$. Not including additional options and customization additions. It will become available for purchase in early to mid-2017.