|Alfa Romeo returns to the Geneva Motor Show in March with more high-impact premieres, comprising the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider and Coupe, Giulietta Collezione, MiTo Racer, and the Cloverleaf edition of the Giulietta and MiTo. In the previous year’s Geneva MS, Alfa Romeo presented the 4C Spider Concept as part of its European premiere.|
The star of the Alfa Romeo stand is unquestionably the 4C Spider. Following its world debut in Detroit during the 2015 NAIAS (North American International Auto Show), in Geneva the EMEA-region version is on display. The new Alfa Romeo 4C Spider combines the pleasure of open-air motoring with the sporting and minimalist character of the multi-award winning 4C Coupé.
Two examples of the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider grace the stand in Geneva: one Madreperla White (metallized tri-coat) elegantly offset by the stand’s black floor, and the other in Prototype sporting yellow. The 4C Spider open-top, designed by the Centro Stile Alfa Romeo, features a seductive Made-in-Italy “cladding” enclosing a carbon fiber monocoque that takes its inspiration from F1 racing cars and makes for an impressive power-to-weight ratio of 138 hp/l.
The 4C Spider’s advanced technology, which includes a 1750cc all-aluminium turbocharged direct injection engine with intercooler and dual CVVT, ensures a supercar performance: top speed of 257 km/h, 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds, 1.1 g lateral acceleration, and 1.25 g deceleration peaks when braking.
Also on display with a Rosso Competizione Red Tri-coat color scheme is the Alfa Romeo 4C Coupé, the latest brand icon whose breathtaking design and superb performance capture the essence of the sporting spirit. The numbers for the 4C Coupe read 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds, 258 km/h top speed, thanks optimal weight distribution 40% front, 60% rear and an overall weight of just 895 kg. The Coupe has an extraordinary weight-to-power ratio below 4 kg/hp.
Equipment included in the new improved version includes carbon fiber headlights body with bi-led headlights, Alfa Hi-Fi sound system, Alfa Romeo car cover and car care kit specifically designed for the 4Ccare and cleaning. Free optional equipment now includes parking sensors and cruise control. Options include screened Bi-Xenon headlights and new “Prototype “Yellow” color combined with the black leather (or black leather and microfiber) interiors and yellow stitching.
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Collezione
The new Alfa Romeo Collezione outfitting is set up as top of the range: it is intended for demanding and elegant clients who are attentive to detail and looking for a distinctive look that is no less “substantial” in terms of its standard kit and efficient and performative technical characteristics.
The new Giulietta Collezione features black wing-mirrors and 17-inch alloy spoke wheels (special 18-inch alloy rims with burnished finishing available upon request). For an extra touch of elegance and distinctiveness, upon request, the Giulietta Collezione is also available with a contrasting black sunroof for a perfect color matching with rims and caps.
Attention to detail and premium-grade materials are on full display in the elegant, dark interior, with the added appeal of new dual-chrome (black and grey) high-quality leather seating with contrasting stitching, and grey satin-chrome features on the dashboard, door panels and central tunnel.
The new Giulietta Collezione is well-appointed with a standard kit of 6 airbags, the Alfa DNA device (with Q2 and DST electronic differential), the new ESC (inclusive of ASR and Hill Holder), fog lights and tyre pressure sensor. As always, the standard kit comes with dual-zone automatic temperature control for optimal comfort, electric rear windows, touch screen radio with CD/MP3 and a dual tuner function, leather-clad steering wheel with radio controls, front and rear arm-rests, lumbar-adjustable front seats, electrically foldable wing-mirrors, rear parking sensors, electro-chrome rear-view mirror, and rain and twilight sensors.
The special Collezione version also features the new Bluetooth-enabled multi-medial Uconnect device with an integrated 5-inch touchscreen (6.5-inch upon request), Aux-in port, USB port and voice commands. Both systems have been developed in collaboration with top-of-the-range partners such as Harman and Here Auto for the 6.5-inch UConnect device and Continental for the 5-inch UConnect.
For powerplants, the Collezione takes on the new turbodiesel Multijet second generation 1.6 JTDM 120 bhp Euro 6 engine, which sprint from 0 – 100 km/h in 10.2 seconds with a consumption of 3.9 l/100 km and only 103 g/km of CO2 in the combined cycle (3.8 l/100 km and 99 g/km of CO2 with low rolling resistance tyres). Other four engine types are available: second-generation turbo-diesel Multijet, 2.0 JTDM 150 HP and 2.0 JTDM 175 HP, the latter exclusively with Alfa TCT dual-clutch transmission, and the turbo petrol 1.4 MultiAir 120 and 170 HP, the latter also exclusively with Alfa TCT.
The Giulietta Collezione on display in Geneva is anthracite grey and sports the scintillating 2.0 JTDM 175 HP engine with dual-clutch Alfa TCT transmission which reaches 219 km/h top speed, 7.8 seconds acceleration 0-100 km/h, 4.4 l/100km of fuel consumption and 116 g/km of CO2 (combined cycle).
Aside from the 4C Spider and Giulietta Collezione, Alfa Romeo pits the MiTo Racer and high-performance “Cloverleaf” versions of the Giulietta and MiTo just for the Geneva show.
The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider is due to hit European markets after the Geneva debut and carries a starting price tag of 52,206 Euros.
Edited: Alfa Romeo