Test Driving the 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C

Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 13:36:32 
Rating (4.5/5) 4.5 Star Rating 55 users
6 photos
Test Driving the 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C Test Driving the 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C Test Driving the 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C Test Driving the 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C Test Driving the 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C Test Driving the 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C
Alfa Romeo’s 4C has been one of the most popular cars ever since it came into production. Alfa has suffered in the past owing to half cooked ideas regarding designs to mechanicals, although its recently launched B and C class vehicles have changed the game. Alfa Romeo Giulietta and Mito are two of its best known hatchbacks which we have today and both these vehicles are leaders in their own segment.

Alfa Romeo managed to get facts straightened out with the 8C Competizione. It took Alfa three decades to sort out priorities and design a vehicle suited to practical use. We are talking about the 4C here as the 8C is still in its concept stages. Its chassis is strong yet flexible as it has been composed out of fiberglass and carbon fiber. This makes it quite delicate yet strong at the same time.

Alfa Romeo claims that their 4C weighs in around 925 kg, which is 25 kg lighter than its predecessor. An all aluminum structure keeps this beast intact while power comes from a 1750 cc turbo charged direct fuel injected engine displacing 258 ft lb of torque along with 240 BHP. Even though these figures may not sound exciting, do not let them fool you. Power to weight ratio is at an all time high and this makes it more performance friendly than many high end supercars which we have around us today.

Big cylinders are not always capable of displacing huge performance. Alfa claims that its 4C is capable of accelerating from 0 – 60 MPH within 4.
seconds while sporting a top speed of 155 MPH while fuel efficiency is expected to be near the 41.5 MPG mark although on road tests are yet to be conducted. The most notable feature about this vehicle is that, in terms of chassis, it is level of engineering puts it in a class along with Mercedes Benz and Ferrari.

This makes the 4C admirable in true sense. Priced at £45,000 for its base model in the United Kingdom, Alfa Romeo is looking forward to selling 3500 units within the initial phase. Production capacity will be increased based on its current demand. Hence, this is an important phase of market penetration. This mid engine car carries 60 percent of its weight on its rear wheels although different drive modes switch between power delivery on its front and rear wheels. Every engine option is mated to a dual clutch paddle shift gearbox while disc brakes from Brembo make sure accidents are averted, no matter how quick you go.

Alfa Romeo is growing steadily while sales are picking up. The company has found resonance with customer needs, while fuel economy has gained top priority. These invariably make Alfa Romeo a potent choice as a vehicle. Interior modifications have been made although much change in asking price is not mentioned.

Therefore, Alfa Romeo is playing safe to earn its reputation with the masses. Customization options are always available and they make sure customers get exactly what they are paying for.
Latest Auto News
Renault Revealed Duster Extreme Concept, a Genuine Off-Roader
Renault has revealed the Duster Extreme Concept at the Auto Show in Sao Paolo, Brazil. The concept vehicle is developed by Renault Design Latin America or RADL, the company's design center based in Sao Paulo, Brazil,...

Premiere: New Alfa Romeo Stelvio - The Fastest SUV on Nurburgring
Alfa Romeo has officially unveiled the new Stelvio at the Auto Show in Los Angeles. The first SUV in the history of the Italian automaker was named in honor of the most spectacular mountain pass in Europe which...

VW Launches e-Golf Facelift With 300 KM Increased Range

VW Launches e-Golf Facelift With 300 KM Increased Range

Monday, December 05, 2016 04:56:13
Along with the launch of the Golf 7 Facelift, the Germans from Volkswagen bring improvements for their electric version too. Perhaps the most important novelty on the e-Golf Facelift is that the range of the new...

BMW's Logistics of the Future: From Augmented Reality Glasses to Electric Trucks
In the future, the BMW Group will be based increasingly on innovation and digitization for a sustainable logistics processes. A fully interconnected supply chain, autonomous transport robots, and use of existing...

Land Rover To Launch New Defender in 2018 and Promises Best Off-Road Performance in History
The long awaited Land Rover Defender will go on sale in 2018. The new generation reaches a high level of development and promises to be “even more capable” than the iconic off-roader which it replaces....

Porsche Panamera Gets V6 Engine With 330 HP and a Long-Wheelbase Version
At the Los Angeles Auto Show (November 18 - 27, 2016), Porsche presented the basic version of the Panamera, offering a V6 Turbo engine, rated at 330 hp. Instead, the customers who want superior comfort and want to...

KIA Brought to SEMA Four Interesting Autonomous Concepts

KIA Brought to SEMA Four Interesting Autonomous Concepts

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 07:39:48
Although autonomous driving is meant to replace the driver on monotonous and boring travels, for the first time an auto manufacturer combines autonomous driving technology with tuning and an active way of life! KIA...

The New Mercedes E-Class Coupe Sets Course for Detroit

The New Mercedes E-Class Coupe Sets Course for Detroit

Monday, November 28, 2016 07:31:58
The new Mercedes E-Class Coupe, codenamed C208, will be revealed in January 2017 at the Detroit Auto Show. The E-Class family increases with the Mercedes E-Class Coupe and Cabrio, expected to join the revised range...

Toyota Unveiled at SEMA a 2000 HP Land Cruiser!

Toyota Unveiled at SEMA a 2000 HP Land Cruiser!

Sunday, November 27, 2016 07:24:54
The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas brings many interesting concepts, but also many custom cars. Toyota introduced many concepts this time that are particularly interesting. The...

Volvo Reveals New S90 Excellence And Announces S90 Production Relocation to China
The Swedish company Volvo has officially presented the elongated wheelbase version of the sedan Volvo S90 and luxury version called Volvo S90 Excellence. Presentation of the cars took place in Shanghai and the public...

Mazda Revealed at SEMA MX-5 Speedster Evolution and MX-5 RF Kuro Concepts
Mazda unveiled two new concepts based on the MX-5 roadster, one of which has undergone a strict diet and came to weigh almost as much as a Smart! Mazda takes care to satisfy the claims of its most unusual fans....

Chevrolet Delivers Classic and Modern Muscle Cars to SEMA

Chevrolet Delivers Classic and Modern Muscle Cars to SEMA

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 09:56:35
At the SEMA Show Chevrolet brought several Camaro modified model, as well as a Chevelle classic model from the year 1969! The new Chevrolet Camaro Turbo AutoX combines a turbo engine that has a displacement of...

Fisker Emotion: Extremely Ambitious Luxury Electric Vehicle Promising 640 Km Range
Henrik Fisker posted on Twitter a few pictures with the electric car EMotion,from Fisker Inc., and immediately after he did so everyone's attention was captured. The reason is as simple as can be - the luxurious...

Alfa Romeo Stelvio, First Suv Of The Brand, Will Debut At Los Angeles Auto Show!
Stelvio, the first SUV by Alfa Romeo, is ready to debut next month at Los Angeles… but until then we have some spy photos. In the latest set of spy photos, the new Alfa Romeo SUV leaves some of the camouflage...

Japanese Strategy To Conquer More Markets: Renault-Nissan Is Preparing To Incorporate Mitsubishi!
 Renault-Nissan Alliance is preparing to integrate Mitsubishi in its structures and the three car makers will share production platforms and technologies. In the first half of this year, Mitsubishi was very close...

Volkswagen Atlas Ready For Los Angeles Show: Because Americans Prefer Big Cars, It Is Bigger Than The Touareg!
With the newest SUV, Volkswagen celebrates two premieres: firstly, VW renounces at the strategy to name all SUV brands with names that start with “T” and, secondly, it creates the biggest SUV of the brand....

Mitsubishi eX Concept SUV Ready For Los Angeles Auto Show! eX Means All-electric Powertrain!
Next month, Mitsubishi will bring a full list of updates to the Auto Show in Los Angeles, topped by the eX concept - which reached American soil for the first time. Even though its debut is set in about three weeks,...

Search Cars
Your adv in this site
Latest crashtest
Crashtest Volkswagen Touran 1.6 - 2003

Crashtest Volkswagen Touran 1.6 - 2003

Crashtest Volkswagen Touareg 2.5 TDi  - 2004


©2009-2016 Auto Types. All rights reserved. | Privacy Policy | Mobile version