After a year of teasing us Alpine have finally revealed details of their new A110.
They promised a lightweight two seat couple with handling to match the looks and it sounds as if they have delivered.
At 1080kg (excluding options) and with 44% front/ 56% rear weight distribution with a low centre of gravity all it needs is the right amount of power….That power comes from a new 1.8-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged engine developed by the Renault-Nissan and produces 252hp and maximum torque of 320Nm.
That power to weight ratio (233hp:tonne) means the A110 will manage 0 – 62 mph in 4.5 seconds and a top speed limited to 155.
Sending drive to the rear wheels is a Getrag 7-speed wet-clutch DCT gearbox. I’m sure a few people are disappointed at the lack of a manual gearbox option.
The Première Edition (launch edition) will be around 58,500 Euros TTC (VAT included) in France with orders starting in summer 2017. Hopefully the base spec will be a little cheaper whereas the Premiere includes:
- Alpine Blue, Noir Profond (black) or Blanc Solaire (white) paint
- 18-inch Otto Fuchs forged aluminium wheels, with matt black diamond turned finish specific to Première Edition
- Three driver modes with ‘Normal’, ‘Sport’ and ‘Track’ settings
- Performance braking system with dual-material brake discs with aluminium hub and rear calipers incorporating integrated parking brake
- Lightweight active sports exhaust
- Alpine-tuned Focal audio system
- Matte carbon fibre interior accents
- Brushed aluminium pedals
- Quilted smooth natural-grain leather Sabelt one-piece sports seats
- ‘Tricolore’ blue, white and red badging inside and outside
- …and a numbered ‘Première Edition’ plaque on the centre console.
Deliveries of right hand drive cars won’t start until 2018.