The 2018 Alfa Romeo 4C is a two-seat sports car that offers performance rather than practicality or everyday livability. Alfa's parent company, Fiat Chrysler, typically produces vehicles in many trim levels, then offers plenty of choices in terms of option packages and individual features. The 4C is different, only coming in one trim and two body styles. The small list of options and packages that are available center around luxury, performance and cosmetic upgrades.
As a focused, track-ready sports car, the 4C is all about its lightweight carbon-fiber construction, incredibly powerful four-cylinder engine and quick-shifting dual-clutch automatic transmission. Standard features for the sparingly equipped coupe include summer performance tires, air conditioning, Bluetooth, satellite radio and a retro Alpine head unit. The costly convertible version also includes leather seats. You can add those seats to the coupe, along with additional leather trim, exterior and interior carbon-fiber elements, a Track package that further increases the 4C's handling abilities, and rear parking sensors. Additional passenger comforts and advanced safety technologies simply aren't available.
The 2018 Alfa Romeo 4C even goes so far as to forgo power steering, relying on a manual rack to both save the weight of a power-steering system and to provide more direct steering and feedback from the front wheels. The Alfa 4C definitely tests a buyer's commitment to performance by offering almost nothing else for the money.
Purchasing a 4C is a decision not to be taken lightly — its cramped interior, spartan accommodations, and meager cargo and storage space put it at a severe disadvantage against its primary rivals. But, for certain buyers, the 4C's traffic-stopping exterior styling and pure focus on the driving experience might give it the edge. Its exclusivity might also be attractive to those who see a glut of German and American sports cars on a daily basis. You don't have to pay much of a premium for its rarity since the 4C is priced similarly to other sports cars in this performance category. Remember, however, that rivals will offer much more standard and optional equipment than what is available for the 4C.
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2018 Alfa Romeo 4C Overview
The 2018 Alfa Romeo 4C is offered in the following submodels: Coupe. Available styles include Spider 2dr Coupe (1.7L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), and 2dr Coupe w/Prod. End 09/17 (1.7L 4cyl Turbo 6AM). 4C models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The 2018 4C comes with rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed automated manual. The 2018 4C comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.
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