Paris Live - Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint, MiTo Junior, 4C Spider and Quadrifoglio Verde editions
Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
Alfa Romeo has presented a host of special edition at the 2014 Paris Motor Show on the 4C Spider, Giulietta and MiTo.
Alfa Romeo MiTo Junior
The Alfa Romeo MiTo Junior is a new entry level variant that targets younger age groups. Inspired by the GT 1300 Junior of 1966, the hatchback gets white-finished 17-inch alloy wheels, white ORVM housings, satin chrome door handles, sporty rear bumper with chrome finished exhaust tip and the 'Junior' tailgate sticker.
The interior is finished in black with white contrast stitching. The sporty steering wheel, instrument panel and Junior branded floor mats are the other exclusive elements.
Powertrain options include a 0.9- and 1.4-litre Turbo TwinAir petrols, a 1.4-litre naturally aspirated petrol and a 1.3-litre JTDM turbodiesel. Both manual and TCT automatic transmissions are on offer. Power outputs range from 78 PS to 140 PS.
Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Preview Version
The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider is scheduled to enter production in early 2015 and the preview version, finished in Triple Coat Glossy White exterior color, is present at the automaker's stall serving as a reminder.
The 4C Coupe's 240 PS 1750 1.7-litre Turbo petrol engine mated to a 6-speed TCT automatic transmission will also power the convertible.
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde
The Quadrifoglio Verde is a badge given to the Italian carmaker's performance models. The go-faster Giulietta packs in the 4C's 1750 Turbo petrol in the same state of tune.
On display is the launch edition in matte Magnesium Grey paint finish which is limited to 999 units.
Alfa Romeo MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde
The MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde is powered by the 170 PS version of the 1.4-litre Turbo petrol engine.
Mated to a 6-speed TCT automatic transmission, the motor puts out a peak torque of 230 Nm. The show car is finished in the Alfa Red livery.
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint
Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the iconic 1954 Giulietta Sprint is the new Giulietta Sprint.
The car features a special badge on the outside, a sports rear bumper, large exhaust tailpipes and, 17" alloy wheels (18" wheels available as an option). The exterior styling is finished with tinted rear windows and glossy anthracite finishes on the front grille, handles, mirror caps and foglamp exposures.
The car sports a black trim on the interior, with fabric and Alcantara Sprint seats featuring red stitching and logo on the headrests. Other features are the leather-covered steering wheel with red stitching, and carbon-coloured finish on the dashboard and door panels. Black roof lining and special mats wrap up the interior changes.
The car is powered by a new 150 hp, 1.4 MultiAir Turbo Petrol engine, ensuring a top speed of 210 km/h and a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 8.2 seconds.
More details on all Alfa cars are available in the press release.
Alfa Romeo at the 2014 Paris Motor Show - Press Release
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