Lightweight coupe coming to New York Auto Display, goes on sale this summer time
Alfa Romeo is coming back to the U.S. this summertime, and at following month’;s New York Automobile Demonstrate the organization will existing the 4C Coupe to the American public.
We have to consider a small step back and point out that even though the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione was in truth officially offered on our shores in a handful of locations (to a handful of well-heeled purchasers), the automaker’;s planned return this summer will supply automobiles for, ahem, a somewhat larger audience. Right after all, Fiat’;s return to the U.S. market took area with the express promise to provide new Fiat dealers a wider range of autos, cars that they’;ve been expecting for a number of many years now.
The Alfa Romeo 4C was initially slated to be supplied in the U.S. in the fall of 2013, but deliveries are now set to commence in the early portion of the summer time. The 4C has been on sale in other markets considering that October of final year.
The mid-engined rear-wheel drive 2-door coupe is powered by a 1.75-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine mated to a 6-pace dual-clutch transmission. The 4C spits out 240 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, which is very good ample for a sprint to 62 mph of just 4.5 seconds thanks to a lithe 1,973 pound curb w7 As soon as the 4C debuts, it’;ll take on the likes of the Porsche Cayman and Boxster, and will likely start around $ 54,000 — really a big difference in value from the 8C.
The 4C is just the initial Alfa Romeo that’;ll land on our shores in the near potential it is expected to be joined by other vehicles in the coming months. Just what those automobiles will be and how quickly they will get here is but to be revealed, as Fiat boss Sergio Marchionne is expected to existing a roadmap for the brand’;s complete return in Could of this 12 months. But for starters, we count on the 4C Spider which will enter manufacturing in early 2015 to seem at stateside dealerships as effectively.
And speaking of the 4C Spider, we’;re expecting to get a glimpse of that variant at next month’;s New York Car Present as nicely, during which time we’;ll undoubtedly hear a handful of far more specifics about Alfa Romeo’;s return to America.
Get a lot more vehicle news, critiques and viewpoint each and every day: Sign up to have the Autoweek Daily Drive delivered proper to your inbox.