The costs of open 4C

Frankfurt, April 27, 2015

Alfa Romeo has announced the prices for the new 4C Spider known. The open fun - athletes is now available in German dealerships and will cost at least 72,000 euros. This corresponds roughly to the base price of a BMW M4. For the model 2015, Alfa Romeo had already raised the base price for the 4C coupe relatively quietly from 50,500 to 62,200 euros. The Roadster is now again almost 10,000 euros more expensive. The price includes all the same a special cover and a care that is tailored according to Alfa Romeo on the high-tech materials of 4C Spider.

About 45 kilos heavier than the 4C coupe

With a dry weight of 940 kilograms of the 4C Spider is just 45 kilos heavier than the coupe. The extra pounds go primarily to additional reinforcements in carbon fiber monocoque. To keep the weight gain as low as possible, the engineers, among others, on a windshield frame made ​​of carbon. In addition, the Windschutscheibe itself and the side windows by the use of thinner glass about 15 percent are more easily than before. The central Akrapovic titanium exhaust system of the study differs in the production version of a less dramatic left-right solution, as they are already known from the coupé.

In 4.5 seconds to 100

Even the 4C Spider is powered by the familiar 1.75 - liter turbo gasoline engine with 240 hp and 350 Newton meters. Over a six-speed dual-clutch transmission, the power gets to the rear wheels. Like the coupe sprints Spider in 4.5 seconds from zero to 100 km / h top speed is 258 km / h. Comes as standard of 4C Spider on 17-inch wheels in front and 18 - inch wheels at the rear. Optionally, a version with 18-and 19 - inch wheels is feasible. Further standard equipment includes an audio system with seven-inch screen of Alpine, air conditioning, cruise control and a leather bag.

Competition considerably cheaper

Surcharge comes the Alfa 4C Spider with LED lights or a 4,100-euro sports package. It includes the 18-and 19 - inch wheels, special Pirelli P-Zero tires Sport, a sports exhaust system, sports suspension and firmer stabilizer. For the design of the interior can be selected from the same seven variants. For the first time, you can populate the 4C cockpit with yellow contrast stitching. Apropos: The new exterior color " Giallo " is available only for the Spider. The main competitors for the open Carbon Alfa come with the Elise S ( 220 hp, from 48,250 euros ) and the Boxster S ( 315 hp, from 62,452 euros ) from Lotus and Porsche. Whether the capacity of the 4C Spider is how limited the Coupé to ​​3,500 copies a year, is not yet known . ( sw )