9 February 2014

Without a doubt, the Alfa Romeo 4C is the most important Alfa Romeo for decades.

Alfa has spent many years being messed about by successive managements, every one with different half-cooked ideas, then quite a few more. Recently it has had its better-known values attached to B and C-segment hatchbacks - the Mito and Giulietta - because that is where the money is.

Yet no car in recent history has deliberately set out to embody Alfa values. The 8C Competizione helped, of course, but it was really only a concept made good.

In truth, it is at least 30 years since Alfa Romeo has built a car for real people that directly and affordably expresses its values. This is the 4C's mission and it is why it is so very significant - and why this is a must-watch video.

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hugobear 16 October 2013

Big Boys

Is there anyway we can be told how large an occupant it will take. Years ago I bought a Porsche 964 unseen and wasn't able to fit in it. Even my 996 is tight. I want one of these Alfas desperately but I'm 6ft 6 and 20 stone (not fat but big - think Martin Johnson)

simplelife 11 October 2013

Turbo lag

I have been wondering if the Alfa Romeo 4C or the CLA AMG suffers from significant turbo lag and other common problems associated with over tuned 4 cylinder engines. I understand these cars are fast, but its an over tuned 4 cylinder engine. On top of the that, CLA AMG achieves a better 0-60 time than 4C, even though its heavier. I was wondering if the Autocar could also do a comparison, since the price and engine performance is similar. They do offer the opportunity of better gas mileage when compared to the Audi S4, the BMW M3 another similarly positioned cars. If the Auto industry is moving over to over tuned low cylinder engines have they been able to overcome the problems of the past, such as turbo lag, high strung engines etc. Any help Autocar would be greatly appreciated.

RCT V 2 October 2013

A great review! Thank you.

A great review! Thank you. The new business plan - announced earlier - that will see closer collaboration between Alfa Romeo and Maserati, is to be applauded. One can only hope the Fiat group also has the sense to remove Alfa from the “pile it high, sell it cheap” influence of the Fiat brand . . . . and, align Alfa’s presence within the market place alongside Maserati and Ferrari.