"A paradox of modern and historical sports-car technology — and driving characteristics — the beautiful 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C is thoroughly, unrelentingly, a machine. For that you may love it or hate it," said Cars.com reviewer Joe Wiesenfelder. Check out the rest of his review.
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For its first U.S. offering in roughly two decades, Alfa Romeo returns to the fold with a supercar in the 2015 4C — and it's got all the supercar hallmarks: exotic supercar looks, ultra-high supercar performance and, of course, a you've-gotta-really-want-it supercar price tag, Cars.com reviewer Joe Wiesenfelder said. Watch the video.
When the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C goes on sale in this summer in 86 dealerships across the U.S. and Canada, it'll start at $69,695, including a hefty $1,295 destination fee. That price applies to the limited Launch Edition model, which goes on sale first and is limited to a serialized run of 500 models. The standard 4C coupe will follow this fall and start at $55,195 including destination.
The mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive 4C is powered by an all-aluminum 237-horsepower, turbocharged 1.75-liter direct-injection four-cylinder engine and a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Alfa pegs the 4C's zero-to-60-mph time in the mid-4-second range and says the coupe has a top speed of 160 mph.
Inside, the curvaceous coupe has room for two and a bare-bones cabin; the Launch Edition model adds black microfiber sport seats, more leather trim, red or white interior accent stitching and a unique "Launch Edition" plaque. Other Launch Edition upgrades include a race-tuned suspension, performance-tuned shocks and specific exhaust.
Cars.com photo by Evan Sears
Alfa Romeo fans, warm up your credit cards: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced today the names of 86 dealers that will operate an Alfa Romeo franchise in the U.S. and Canada. We've known that the brand is on its way back to the U.S. for a while, but it's taken years for the specifics to be unveiled. After the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C's official launch in New York earlier this year, the details are finally becoming clear, including where shoppers can get their hands on the stunning new coupe.
The initial list of dealers was drawn from existing Fiat and Maserati dealers in 33 states — 82 dealers in the U.S. and four in Canada. Peter Grady, vice president of Chrysler Group Network Development, said he expects the dealer network to eventually exceed 300 franchises in North America.
The 2015 4C is set to go on sale later this year; the special 4C Launch Edition will be the first to go on sale. Check out the complete list of dealerships below.
Now that auto show season is over, the wait is over when it comes to seeing which new cars will hit dealerships soon, but now the real wait begins.
There's plenty to look forward to, because there are almost too many new vehicles to choose from such as the redesigned, more modern Ford Mustang and the sleek, futuristic electric car from BMW, the i8. They're not all sports cars though; the tiny Jeep Renegade SUV and midsize Hyundai Sonata sedan are also on our list.
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