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Alfa Romeo 4C Will Be Launched With 240 PS Engine When Alfa Romeo launched the 4C sportscar as a concept a year ago, they announced it would have a super-light carbon fiber tub and a 1.8-liter turbo engine producing no less than 300 horsepower from

by on Mar.05, 2013, under Alfa Romeo Car Specs, Auto Review Specs

Alfa Romeo 4C Will Be Launched With 240 PS Engine When Alfa Romeo launched the 4C sportscar as a concept a year ago, they announced it would have a super-light carbon fiber tub and a 1.8-liter turbo engine producing no less than 300 horsepower from

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When Alfa Romeo launched the 4C sportscar as a concept a year ago, they announced it would have a super-light carbon fiber tub and a 1.8-liter turbo engine producing no less than 300 horsepower from a turbocharged 1.8-liter engine.

That made everything sound quite exciting, but the reality of it all is going to be a little bit different. According to CarScoop, an Alfa Romeo dealer meeting in Switzerland has revealed fresh details about the new model. Just as we expected, the aluminium block four-cylinder engine will actually make 240 PS or 237 HP about the same as the 1.75-liter engine in the Giulietta QV.

The same source suggests the car will weight only 850 kg (1,874 lbs), though we’re not 100% convinced Alfa Romeo had the money to develop such a light platform.

If more power is what you want, a 270 PS version of the same car will be ready for 2014. However, that will be a more hardcore car called the 4C Stradale (sounds like a Ferrari doesn’t it).

Honestly, the 4C now sounds more like a niche car than ever before, and it’s actually being treated as one. Production will be strictly limited to just 2,000 examples a year, split evenly between the coupe and an upcoming convertible version.

Source: Carscoop

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Alfa Romeo 4C Concept – First Official Promo

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MiTo Superbike Special Series in Paris and Alfa Romeo to Debut MiTo SBK Limited Edition 1

by on Feb.25, 2013, under Alfa, Bikes

MiTo Superbike Special Series in Paris and Alfa Romeo to Debut MiTo SBK Limited Edition 1

The Alfa Romeo stand at the upcoming Paris Motor Show will host two world premieres, the MiTo SBK Limited Edition 1.4 170 HP QV and the MiTo Superbike Special Series. As their name suggests, both models were created to celebrate the Italian brand’s sponsorship of the Superbike championship.
First up is the MiTo SBK Limited Edition 1.4-liter 170PS QV of which only 200 examples will be built.
On the outside, buyers have a choice of two colors for the body, black or Alfa red, which can be matched to three roof and exterior mirror cap shades

MiTo Superbike Special Series in Paris and Alfa Romeo to Debut MiTo SBK Limited Edition 1

MiTo Superbike Special Series in Paris and Alfa Romeo to Debut MiTo SBK Limited Edition 1

including black, Alfa red and the new Cristallo white, accentuated by a gray-colored decal that runs from the front grille to the C-pillar.
The special edition MiTo also gets an aero package and 18-inch titanium alloy rims with red Brembo brake calipers peaking from behind.
The interior of the car is said to include numerous accessories such as Sabelt seats with a wraparound carbon fibre backrest, Alcantara center sections, and red stitching, leather trim of the gear lever knob and steering wheel, and a numbered plaque on the dashboard.
The SBK edition is offered exclusively with Alfa’s 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine rated at 168HP (170PS) that gets the car up to 100km/h (62mph) in just over 7 seconds, while returning a fuel consumption of 4.8 lt/100 km (49mpg US or 58.9mpg UK) and 139 g/km of CO2 in the extra-urban cycle.
The second MiTo edition model is the Superbike (SBK) Special Series that is available with all engines in the range excluding the 1.4-liter 69Hp (70PS) and 1.4-liter 168Hp (170PS) petrol units. This model offers some of the aesthetic features of the Limited Edition version and comes at a lower price.
On the outside, you will find 16-inch titanium alloy rims, chrome-plated spoiler and exhaust, mirror fairings in the shade of titanium, sporty rear bumper, black fog light frame and the new titanium “SBK” logo placed on the rear of the car.
Buyers have a choice of four body colors – black, Alfa red, Tornado blue and Cristallo white, combined with three roof shades – black, Alfa red and the

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brand-new Cristallo white.
Inside, there’s an “SBK” logo on front head restraints and the black “carbon look” dashboard. Standard equipment includes manual climate control system, radio with CD/MP3 player and leather steering wheel.
Customers willing to spend some more money can customize the MiTo with the original SBK kit that includes some of the features of the Limited Edition version such as, the “SBK Limited Edition” sticker, side skirts, rear dam, racing pedal board, red brake calipers and 17” or 18″ titanium-finished alloy rims.

Alfa Romeo MiTo Superbike – Porte Aperte Sabato 16 e Domenica 17 febbraio

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New Photo of Alfa Romeo Gloria Sports Saloon Concept

by on Feb.21, 2013, under Alfa Romeo Car Specs, Auto Review Specs

New Photo of Alfa Romeo Gloria Sports Saloon Concept

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Another debut to look forward to at next month’s Geneva Motor Show has surfaced in the form of “Gloria” – a sleek, luxury saloon concept born from a collaboration between the European Design Institute (IED) of Turin and the Alfa Romeo Style Centre. Gloria is part of IED’s educational program aimed at producing the car designers of tomorrow and like the Alfa Romeo 4C, the design has been penned with the American market mind.The end result is the Gloria concept for the Geneva show – a car that’s somewhat restrained for an Alfa Romeo. It has smooth and elegant lines that give the impression of not trying to so much crack the US and Asian markets as to slide in.
That said, there are some neat touches, such as the leather straps on the bonnet and what appear to be rear-hinged rear doors.The fighter jet-like narrow grille is flanked by modest air intakes above which sit headlamps that are little more than slits.Meanwhile, the windscreen and side windows blend into the roof and rear section and, on the whole, it has a certain echo of American muscle cars and some higher performance Asian models.As to stats, all we know so far is that Gloria is 4700 mm (15.4 ft) long, 1920 mm (6.2 ft) wide and stands 1320 mm (4.3 ft) high with a wheelbase of 2900 mm (9.5 ft). A working version would have a V6 or V8 biturbo engine under the hood.Source: CarDesignCommunity.com.
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Alfa Romeo 4C Concept world premiere – 2011 Geneva

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