02 October 2014


The Alfa Romeo 4C has been named joint overall "Best Car Winner" in the Sunday Times Ireland Best Car Guide 2015 in association with CompleteCar.ie. The winners of these prestigious and important awards were announced in a recent issue of the widely-read and highly-regarded Sunday broadsheet and in addition to claiming the "Best Driver's Car Under €75,000", the Alfa Romeo 4C was also named joint Best Car Overall Winner along with the Nissan Qashqai.

The judging panel noted that while the Alfa Romeo 4C isn't the last word in practical motoring it nonetheless represents astounding value, offering an engaging driving experience, gorgeous lines and a frisky, turbocharged engine, and was therefore worthy of the top step on the podium.

The judges commented that "at just under €70,000, the 4C is an out-and-out bargain" and proclaimed it to be "easily one of the most exciting cars you can buy right now". In summary they noted: "It's a complete blast to drive".

The judging panel includes the Sunday selection editor of The Sunday Times Ireland, Richard Oakley, as well as the editor and senior correspondents of the leading Irish motoring website CompleteCar.ie: Shane O Donoghue (editor), Dave Humphreys and Paul Healy. The awards take all cars on sale in Ireland into account, not just the cars on sale in the past 12 months, and are judged across all pertinent criteria including practicality, running costs and, of course, driving pleasure.

Commenting on the Sunday Times Ireland / CompleteCar.ie Best Car Guide 2015 "Overall Best Car Winner" Gerry Clarke, Country Director FIAT Group Automobiles Ireland, commented: "The performance and weight figures alone indicated that the Alfa Romeo 4C was always going to be an exceptional machine, but it's only when four of Ireland's top journalists deem it to be so good it muscles its way into the overall "Best Car" spot that you realise just what a landmark car this is. It's a timely reminder not only of what Alfa Romeo is capable of today, the 4C is also meaningful indication of what's in store for this iconic brand in the future."

Mr. Clarke also noted, "It was also very satisfying to see the Alfa Romeo MiTo make the ‘Best Premium Supermini 2015' shortlist following its technical and equipment upgrades for 2014."

About the Alfa Romeo 4C:
Designed and engineered by Alfa Romeo and built at the Maserati plant in Modena, the mid-engined Alfa Romeo 4C employs the latest technologies of Alfa Romeo's newest models: The new, all-aluminium 1750 Turbo Petrol engine; the latest-generation "Alfa TCT" dry twin clutch transmission and the Alfa DNA driving mode selector - now with a new "Race" mode.

Less than 4m in length and with a wheelbase of 2.38m, the Alfa Romeo 4C's compact shape accentuates its remarkable agility: With a dry weight of 895kg and a 40:60 front-to-rear weight distribution, the 4C is capable of generating 1.1g of lateral acceleration and in excess of 1.2g of deceleration force.

With 240hp and 350Nm, 0 to 100km/h takes just 4.5 seconds and top speed is 259km/h, but this supercar performance isn't at the expense of the environment. Due to its light weight and advanced engine and transmission technologies, the emissions of the Alfa Romeo 4C fall well within the strict limits of Euro 6. Its official combined-cycle fuel economy figure is 6.8L/100km and its CO2 emissions are just 157g/km.

The Alfa Romeo 4C is on sale in Ireland priced from €69,900.

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