Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe Models and 4C Coupe History
Boldly relaunching the Alfa Romeo nameplate permanently in the United States after a 19-year absence, the 4C Coupe represented a well-balanced, Italian-inspired sports car when it debuted for the 2015 model year. A mid-engined, two-seat built at Maserati's Modena, Italy assembly plant, the resulting vehicle comes skillfully crafted as a formidable premium driving experience. Coming to North America several years after the low-production 8C Competizione, the Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe applies several engineering and design lessons learned from the previous sports car. High-end composite components shape the body, structure and the interior area of the 4C Coupe. A functional sports car design employs air management for aerodynamic performance as well as for engine cooling. Surrounded by an aluminum frame but showcased under the rear glass window is a turbocharged 1.7 liter four-cylinder engine generating 237 horsepower. From the beginning, the 4C Coupe emphasized a performance feel. The 2015 4C Coupe was introduced with the Launch Edition featuring carbon fiber trim pieces, racing exhaust and matte black wheels. In 2016, the Carbon Fiber Trim Package became optional while an Alpine premium audio system and lockable storage compartments were standard upgrades. Later in the 2016 model year, the 4C Coupe developed a finely-tuned engine sound through an Akrapovi electronically controlled dual-mode exhaust system.