Anoher new car from the ambitious FIAT-Chrysler product plans is set to debut: the all-new Alfa Romeo 4C.
Coming to lucky FIAT delaers later this year: The all-new Alfa Romeo 4C 2-seat sports car. It's scheduled for its public debut at the upcoming Geneva International Auto Show.
"This is the car that will herald the return of the brand to the North American market," FIAT SpA spokesman Richard Gadeselli told The Detroit News. "It is a halo car. It will be followed by a complete range of vehicles."
Highlights include a new all-aluminum turbocharged four-cylinder engine, teamed with Alfa's TCT twin-clutch automatic transmission. That engine's features also include direct fuel injection, dual continuous variable valve timing, and "a revolutionary scavenging control system that gets rid of any turbo lag," per FIAT, who hasn't released any performance figures (yet),but are promising a power-to-weight ratio around 9:1, thanks to the 4C's all-carbon-fiber chassis.
FIAT hasn't released pricing either, but The Detroit News quoted some auto-industry analysts who figure the sticker price will start around $60,000.
We mentioned that "lucky" FIAT dealers would be the first to get it--The Detroit News also says that FIAT dealers scoring highest in customer satisfaction stand to get them first...and that the total first-year $C production will total 1,500 cars, half of those headed to the United States.
(Courtesy FIAT-Chrysler & The Detroit News)