The 4C Launch Edition was a limited and numbered edition, unveiled at the vehicle's launch at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The vehicle came in a choice of four paint colors (Rosso Alfa, Rosso Competizione tri-coat, Madreperla White tri-coat or Carrara White matte). 500 examples were reserved for Europe/ROW, 500 for North America, 88 for Australia (Rosso Alfa and Madreperla White only), 200 to Japan and 100 for the Middle East. Note that the original press release cited 500 for North America, 400 Europe, and 100 ROW; however, the plaques on actual cars suggest that more were built and are the numbers referenced above.
Distinguishing features of the Launch Edition were carbon fiber trim (including headlight housings, spoiler and door mirror caps), rear aluminum extractor with dark finishing, Bi-LED headlights, dark painted 18-inch front and 19-inch rear alloy wheels, additional air intakes on the front fascia, red brake calipers, racing exhaust system, BMC air cleaner, specific calibration for shock absorbers and rear anti-roll bar, leather/fabric sports seats with parts in Alcantara and a numbered plaque. Alfa Red colored cars got matching red stitching on the steering wheel, handbrake, mats, handles and sports seats.
Type and Description: Inline 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled with turbocharger, intercooler and wet sump
Displacement, cc (cu.in.): 1,742 (106.3)
Bore x Stroke: 3.27 x 3.17 (83 x 80.5)
Valve System: Dual overhead cam with dual (intake and exhaust) continuous variable-valve timing (VVT), 16 valves, roller-type hydraulic lifters
Fuel Injection: Direct-injection, sequential, multiport, electronic
Construction: Aluminum-alloy block with cast-iron liners, forged-aluminum pistons, forged-steel crankshaft, aluminum-alloy heads and aluminum bedplate
Compression Ratio: 9.25:1
Maximum Turbo Boost (psi / bar): 21.75 psi / 1.45 bar
Power (SAE net): 237 hp (177 kW) @ 6,000 rpm (136 bhp/liter)
Torque (SAE net): 258 lb.-ft. (350 N•m) @ 2,200 – 4,250 rpm
Max. Engine Speed: 6,500 rpm (fuel cutoff)
Fuel Requirement: Unleaded premium — 91 Octane (R+M)/2
Oil Capacity (with Filters): 6.1 quarts (5.8 liters)Emission Controls: Four, three-way catalytic converters, heated oxygen sensors, engine internal features(a)
EPA Fuel Economy (city/hwy/combined): 24 / 34 / 28
(a) Meets Tier 2 standards in all 50 states.
Vehicle Type: 4C
Assembly Plant: Modena, Italy
EPA Vehicle Class: Two-seater
Layout: Transverse-mounted mid-engine, rear-wheel drive (RWD)
Construction: “Pre-preg” monocoque chassis with unidirectional carbon fiber; aluminum front and rear chassis structures, roof reinforcements and engine mounting frame; low-density, high-strength composite body shell
2015 ALFA ROMEO 4C Launch Edition
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