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Alfa "Officially" Announces Return to US with 4C

Posted by: Mark Bilek

It's official and it's hot. Chrysler Group has finally given a target date for the return of the Alfa Romeo brand to U.S. shores. In addition, the folks up in Auburn Hills, Michigan, have announced the vehicle we will be getting, pricing and the Alfa Romeo dealer network.

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No pedestrian sedan or wagon, the U.S gets the striking 4C Coupe - a mid-engine two-seat sports car unlike anything currently sold in the U.S market. It will arrive in the mid-year and have an MSRP starting at $53,900.

"The all-new 4C marks the return of 'the great Alfa Romeos` and represents the purest formation of the brand's DNA with its supercar-levels of performance and innovation, all while focusing on making the driver an integral part and completion of the machine," said Harald Wester, CEO of Alfa Romeo. "With its technological solutions derived directly from Formula 1, the Alfa Romeo 4C creates an infusion of body and machine, an extension of its driver's soul that is ready, capable and willing to respond and deliver."

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The 4C offers a unique set of advanced materials and technological solutions from Formula 1 including carbon-fiber monocoque, aluminum chassis structures and a composite body shell, which provide for an ultra-lightweight design with supercar-level performance.

The 237-horsepower 1.8-liter engine features direct-injection, turbocharger with intercooler, dual variable-valve timing and advanced scavenging. Sole transmission is a twin-clutch automatic, which has been specifically tuned for the all-new Alfa Romeo 4C. Chrysler claims the 4C will have a top speed of 160 mph, race from 0 to 60 mph in about 4 seconds and tip the scales at just 2,300 pounds.

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The Alfa Romeo brand's return will start this summer with the uniquely appointed and individually serialized (1 - 500) Alfa Romeo 4C Launch Edition with a MSRP of $68,400; followed by the standard 4C coupe arriving in the fall with a MSRP of $53,900.

The 4C will be available at two dealerships here in Illinois: Alfa Romeo of Chicago and Bettenhausen Alfa Romeo of Tinley Park. For more information on the U.S.-bound 4C, go here: https://4c.alfaromeo.com/.

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