2017 Alfa Romeo 4C coupe New Engine

Small, cute and quick. That is the easiest way to describe Alfa Romeo 4C. This isn’t your everyday vehicle and there are a few reasons for that. It isn’t that we heard that approximately 1200 U.S. owners complain, but 4C has tight seats and uncomfortable driving position. A little strange for a coupe sports car. Of course, there is almost no luggage space but that isn’t surprising. The future isn’t smiling for this model, but before Alfa Romeo sends it to scrap metal, there will give it another go. There are a significant amount of rumors that 2017 Alfa Romeo 4C will get redesigned front end and another engine.

2017 Alfa Romeo 4C-front view spy photos

2017 Alfa Romeo 4C coupe – Facelift

Those rumors, at least for design, are supported with one photo. In Milano, new 2017 Alfa Romeo 4C is caught with white camouflage on the front. This is more than enough to know that some design updates will happen on the front fascia. But we don’t expect anything radical, just some minor changes to the front grille and new Alfa Romeo emblem. And why should we, Italians are globally known for its beautiful design.

2017 Alfa Romeo 4C-front view

Note: Image of 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C

2017 Alfa Romeo 4C – Interior

We already mentioned a downside of the current 4C coupe, and that are hard seats. Those might be the only change that will 2017 Alfa Romeo 4C bring. It’s not the problem with driving characteristics, driving experience is from another dimension. But driver comfort should be a priority. So we really expect improvement in this section, at least since probably nothing else will be changed on the inside.

2017 Alfa Romeo 4C-interior

Note: Image of 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C interior

2017 Alfa Romeo 4C – New Engine

As for the powertrain, the current 4C comes with a 1.7-liter inline-4 turbo engine. It produces 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Acceleration from 0-60 mph takes just 4.2 seconds while top speed is 160 mph. This car’s agility is achieved with best weight-to-power ratio, 10.4lbs/1hp. Yes, this car is very light and the engine is completely made from aluminum. It comes with only one gearbox, a 6-speed automatic transmission. But some rumors suggest that 2017 Alfa Romeo 4C might offer another engine. And the word is about the engine like on Alfa Romeo Giulia. A 2.0-liter turbo engine in 4C might produce anything between 280 and 330 horsepower. We would really like for this to happen, but we would also like to see manual transmission, but that is unlikely to happen.

2017 Alfa Romeo 4C-rear view

Note: Image of 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C

2017 Alfa Romeo 4C – Price

The current model price is $55.900. With only a minor facelift, the price shouldn’t go much higher, but if an engine with more volume finds its place under the hood of 2017 Alfa Romeo 4C, the price will certainly go higher. We should probably see the new model in the first half of 2017. But the thing is that for less money you could park Porsche 718 Boxter or Audi TT in your garage.

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