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Alfa Romeo 4C Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

We're still feeling the aftershocks from the unveiling of the tempting Alfa Romeo 4C Concept in Geneva, and reports about its production – and distribution – are already beginning to surface.

When Alfa CEO Harald Wester unveiled the 4C Concept, he indicated that production possibilities are not only being carefully considered, but that the 4C could make it to the United States to spearhead the marque's return to these shores.

Of course, that's what Alfa said about the 8C Competizione, with sales totaling 84 coupes and 35 roadsters across the United States. That was it – no additional (read: more accessible) Alfa models followed. Could the production 4C pick up where its big brother left off?

If it does, rumor has it that, instead of selling through Maserati dealerships as the 8C was, the 4C would be sold alongside the Fiat 500 at the many new stores being set up in the U.S.

The same report also indicates that an additional run of Abarth versions of the 4C could be in the cards, as well. Whether they'd be even more performance-oriented versions of the same (as the Scorpion brand does with the Fiat 500 and Punto) or rebodied and rebadged as an Abarth-specific model (roadster, anyone?) remains to be seen. Regardless, consider our interest piqued.


Alfa Romeo 4C Concept: Geneva 2011
  • Alfa Romeo 4C Concept: Geneva 2011
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  • Alfa Romeo 4C Concept: Geneva 2011
  • Alfa Romeo 4C Concept: Geneva 2011

  • Alfa Romeo 4C Concept: Geneva 2011
  • Alfa Romeo 4C Concept: Geneva 2011

  • Alfa Romeo 4C Concept: Geneva 2011
  • Alfa Romeo 4C Concept: Geneva 2011

  • Alfa Romeo 4C Concept: Geneva 2011
  • Alfa Romeo 4C Concept: Geneva 2011

  • Alfa Romeo 4C Concept: Geneva 2011
  • Alfa Romeo 4C Concept: Geneva 2011

  • Alfa Romeo 4C Concept: Geneva 2011
  • Alfa Romeo 4C Concept: Geneva 2011

  • Alfa Romeo 4C Concept: Geneva 2011
  • Alfa Romeo 4C Concept: Geneva 2011

  • Alfa Romeo 4C Concept: Geneva 2011
  • Alfa Romeo 4C Concept: Geneva 2011

  • Alfa Romeo 4C Concept: Geneva 2011
  • Alfa Romeo 4C Concept: Geneva 2011

  • Alfa Romeo 4C Concept: Geneva 2011
  • Alfa Romeo 4C Concept: Geneva 2011

  • Alfa Romeo 4C Concept: Geneva 2011
  • Alfa Romeo 4C Concept: Geneva 2011

  • Alfa Romeo 4C Concept: Geneva 2011
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  • Alfa Romeo 4C Concept: Geneva 2011
  • Alfa Romeo 4C Concept: Geneva 2011

  • Alfa Romeo 4C Concept: Geneva 2011
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  • Alfa Romeo 4C Concept: Geneva 2011
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  • Alfa Romeo 4C Concept: Geneva 2011
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  • Alfa Romeo 4C Concept: Geneva 2011
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  • Alfa Romeo 4C Concept: Geneva 2011
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  • Alfa Romeo 4C Concept: Geneva 2011
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  • Alfa Romeo 4C Concept: Geneva 2011

  • Alfa Romeo 4C Concept: Geneva 2011
  • Alfa Romeo 4C Concept: Geneva 2011

  • Alfa Romeo 4C Concept: Geneva 2011
  • Alfa Romeo 4C Concept: Geneva 2011


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Italy and beauty go well together.
      • 4 Years Ago
      what price would this alfa be? I'm not sure if this is a super car or a normal sports coupe.. any idea guys?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Rumors (i repeat, rumors) have it at € 45.000 in Europe (with VAT I assume). For reference, a Cayman starts at just over € 50.000 in Germany.
        • 4 Years Ago
        My money's on a $50k price point to compete with the Cayman. Since they're trying to enter the US market again, it would probably be smart for them to start it at $45k or lower. Selling it at cost or at a loss would be a great way to increase their chances of gaining a toe hold in the US.
      • 4 Years Ago
      a friend of mine who lives in italy just bought a Mi.To and keeps on posting pictures of it on facebook and raving about it and i'm about as green as grass with envy lol

      i don't like sports cars like this but i really want to get my hands on an alfa, hopefully they'll bring over the alfa spider as well or maybe build that long promised small CUV (which would be more useful to me, since a two seat roadster wouldn't fulfill my daily needs)

      >dreams
        • 4 Years Ago
        Your friend is a lucky SOB! I was in Italy this past September and saw a few of those MiTo's driving around and parked in front of our hotel. It is a stunning little ride that must come to North America. I don't care that it is based on a Fiat, the silky skin makes it worth the extra $$.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm most interested in a Dodge version of this car. Dodge needs more performance model options in it's line-up and should get to design something off this platform using Dodge styling and power.Yes?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Performance it may have. I only hope the pictures don't do it justice. For my money it's a refried Lotus which has always looked like a pregnant slot car to me.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Never had an opportunity to own an Alfa, this one sure would be a nice one to start with!
        • 4 Years Ago
        My thoughts exactly! Even the matte red looks surprisingly good...I'm just not a fan of the wheels. Hopefully I'll be in a position to buy a lightly used one when the time is right.
      • 4 Years Ago
      time to cut back on my morning coffee and donuts and start saving some serious cash.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yes, Marchionne did screw up the 8C introduction to American shores.
      And it appears he is about to repeat the performance with the unbelievably exciting 4C.

      How many Chrysler dealerships are there in America? Plenty.
      How many of them have been (or will be) converted to Fiat (and maybe Alfa Romeo) dealerships? Answer: not enough.

      Chrysler dealerships are already in place and ready, willing and able to take on the Fiat 500 and ALL of the Alfa Romeo product line. Alfa Romeo fills the void (dearth of products to sell) at Chrysler dealers. The only product worth buying at a Chrysler dealer is the Chrysler 300. So why not sell Alfa Romeo products as a lead-in to the range topping Chrysler 300? Case closed.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I realize that all Chrysler dealers are not converting to Fiat dealerships and that is good. Chryslers sell quite well in NA, as do Fiats in Europe. Let's keep it that way.

        I was not referring to the dearth of products at Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge dealerships, but only the lack of product at the Chrysler brand itself.

        I fully believe that Marchionne is missing the boat by not importing all Alfa Romeos from Europe right now. Boat loads of money are being washed down the drain as we speak. If Sergio had started importing last year, Alfa Romeo would be taking the country by storm right now.

        Now, why can't ALL Chrysler dealers have access to selling ALL Alfa Romeo products as well as the Fiat 500? Marchionne is badly mistaken if he thinks that Fiat/Alfa Romeo will sell anywhere near the numbers he is proposing if he does not use the entire Chrysler dealership network to do so. He thinks that a few small Chrysler dealership with flashy new Fiat logos will do the trick.

        Not so. Take, for example, the recent failure of selling rebranded Opels at a few paltry Saturn dealerships. That went over real well, didn't it?

        If you have a worthy product to sell (and I believe that Fiat 500 and all Alfa Romeos are indeed worthy), then why not sell them at as many locations as you have. It only makes common sense. You don't see Starbucks selling lattes at only a few select locations, do you? That would be ludicrous.

        No. Chrysler should ADD Fiat 500 and ALL Alfa Romeos to its line-up. Then they will be able to kick butt like no other manufacturer can. Chrysler and Dodge have basically very limited appeal to compact and midsize vehicle buyers. That has got to change!

        Jeep Compass/Patriot??? Come on now. Those are jokes, right?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Isnt Abarth the high performance version of a Fiat? It would be like a Mini Cooper M coupe.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Abarth has historically been involved in Lancia, Alfa Romeo, Simca, et al. They've just been more involved with Fiat. So it's more like a Shelby Dodge Omni GLHS than a Mini Cooper M Coupe.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yes, technically the performance version should be the 4C GTA, but that is usually done in-house I think.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I wish but we'll see....
      • 4 Years Ago
      not a fan of matte red finishes. This car deserves better than to look the same as a clapped-out chalky red Intrepid. Pitched as Alfa's "Boxster" it has a fair chance of being the car to spearhead Alfa's return. Will it be twice as expensive though?
        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree completely. I hope the matte paint trend goes away very soon, it's totally impractical in the real world.
        The metallic red 4C in the rendering looked so much better.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Any guesses on price? Somewhere in the Porsche Cayman range maybe?

      Still seems like a strange 2nd product for a Fiat dealership.
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