2018 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe: The Unbeaten Exotic Car
20th February 2019
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The 2018 Alfa Romeo 4C is a car that has it all to be called an exotic: It's from Italy, gets a mid-mounted engine, the frame is a carbon-fiber monocoque, and it weighs 1.25 tons. All these specifications make it worthy of being a good sports car.

The 2-seater sports car comes at a base price of $55,900 and gets a 1.7-liter inline-4 engine which is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Its low and wide body make it look more like a supercar that carries a V6 or a V8 inside but in vain, it only gets a 4-cylinder engine.

However, it doesn’t get the features that one might look for in a sport-oriented car. Here in the review we will let you know why and why not you should consider this car.

Likes

  • Light chassis improves acceleration

  • Fuel-efficiency better than rivals

  • Razor-sharp handling

Dislike

  • Harsh ride-quality

  • Poor rear-visibility

What’s New

  • It is unchanged for the year 2018

Trims

The Alfa Romeo 4C doesn’t have a trim on offer rather a drop-top sibling that has a little more to offer for the extra bucks you will pay. The coupe comes at a base price of $55,900 which is on the lower side in this segment of car. Alfa Romeo allows you to stretch your budget further and add available packages. If you need a 4C coupe for city and highway rides, consider the Convenience package which adds rear parking sensors and Cruise Control. A Coupe Track Package is available for the enthusiasts that adds leather seats, upgraded steering wheel and race-tuned suspension setup.

 

The 2018 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe has a 1.7-liter 4-cylinder engine in its heart that generates a total of 237 hp and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. A 6-speed Dual-clutch automatic transmission is standard that powers the rear wheels of the car. Its lightweight chassis plays a vital role in enhancing the acceleration of the car.

It’s central mounted engine makes its drivability better and rewarding for the driver delivering good amount of power to the wheels with ease. However, braking lets the car down as they require more pressure to be enabled and can be hassle for a daily driver. But the braking response is good enough to bring the car down from 60 MPH to nil in 97 feet.

Fuel efficiency is where the 4C can compete against any rival and win with ease. 2018 Alfa Romeo 4C coupe has an mpg of 24 in the city, 34 on the highway and a combined mileage of 28 mpg.

 

Interior

It is a 2-seater car that lies in the luxury segment but the cabin plain disappoints. The seats are wrapped with cloth upholstery which can be upgraded to leather bucket seats with Coupe Track package. Standard seats are on the stiffer side and cruising over longer routes will make you weary. However, opt for the leather seats which are well-padded and well-postured to seat you comfortably.

 

Exterior

Alfa Romeo 4C’s design is motivated by the 33 Stradale of the 1960s and also the Ferrari Dino from the front. The 4C is a low-priced supercar that has aerodynamically designed chassis and carbon-fiber body. The front grille is triangular in shape just like all other Alfa Romeo cars and the lines over the hood makes it eye-catching.

 

Safety

The Alfa Romeo comes packaged with part of well-being highlights like the Electronic Stability Control (ESC), which electronically stabilizes the car. The ABS help the vehicle to keep itself stable while in hard braking conditions and Driveline Traction Control enables the vehicle from losing traction when you to press the throttle hard.

 

Verdict

If you are looking for a car that offers top-notch interiors and breathtaking performance, the 2018 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe has got nothing up its sleeve. It is not a daily driver to be honest, rather it should be a weekend getaway vehicle but wait, there’s little to none cargo to carry your bags. Although, 4C coupe is a good handling car that has got aesthetic looks and zippy acceleration. It is cheaper and more economical than any other rival it has making it worth buying.

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