That sum buys you features such as 18in Otto Fuchs alloy wheels shod in Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres, rear parking sensors, a lightweight Focal sound system and a 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system that includes sat-nav and Bluetooth connectivity, and lightweight Sabelt fixed bucket seats.
However, as all 1955 examples of this launch model have already been sold, prospective customers will have to wait for the less expensive – although as yet unpriced – A110 Pure and Légende to arrive on stream before they can secure a car. And they should expect demand for them to stay hot for some time.
Understandably, the A110’s fuel economy will vary depending on how enthusiastically it is driven. During performance testing, we recorded 17.9mpg, and on an extended 70mph touring trip, the car returned a very respectable 45.6mpg. Our total test average of 28.5mpg, accounting for the Alpine’s 45-litre fuel tank, means you can expect a real-world range of at least 282 miles between fills – and quite possibly one beginning with a four when you drive conservatively.
From a depreciation standpoint, our experts predict the top-flight Alpine will retain 55% of its value after 36 months of ownership and 36,000 miles. By comparison, a Cayman S should hold on to 60% over the same time period.