Renault’s sports car brand Alpine has announced pricing and specifications for their mid-engined A110 coupe.
Three variants will be coming to Australia: Pure, Legende and the Australian Premiere Edition. The Pure and Legende will land in Q1 of 2019 after the Australian Premiere Edition arrives in Q4 of 2018.
The range kicks off with the Pure at $97,000 before on-road costs. Standard equipment includes 18-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels, single-piece Sabelt sports seats with leather and microfibre upholstery, Alpine’s Mode Selector with Normal, Sport and Track drive modes, climate control, satellite navigation, LED headlights, LED tailights. Options available for the Pure include Brembo brakes, an active sports exhaust, an alternative 18-inch rim design, a Focal sound system, front and rear parking sensors and a reversing camera.
Next up is the Legende, priced from $103,500 plus on-road costs. In addition to the standard kit found in the Pure, the Legende gets 6-way heated adjustable comfort seats, black or brown leather upholstery, gloss carbon fibre trim, a Focal sound system, front and rear parking sensors, reversing camera and two-tone 18-inch wheels that pay homage to the A110 Berlinette 1600S of the 1960s. Options consist of a Focal Premium sound system and an active sports exhaust.
At the top of the range is the Australian Premiere Edition limited to just 60 units, all of which are priced from $106,500 plus on-road costs. The APE is finished in Alpine Blue paint to celebrate Alpine’s Australian launch. Standard equipment includes bi-material Brembo brakes, an active sports exhaust, Sabelt single-piece bucket seats finished in leather and microfibre (as found in the Pure), 18-inch Fuchs forged wheels, rear parking sensors, a blue Alpine logo on the steering wheel, blue brake calipers, aluminium sports pedals and a Focal sound system.
All variants of the Alpine A110 use the same 1.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 185kW of power and 320Nm of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission, which pushes it to 100km/h from a standstill in just 4.5 seconds.
In Australia, Alpines will be sold through an exclusive network of dedicated Alpine dealers, with the first being Brighton Alpine located on the Nepean Highway in Brighton, Victoria. More dealers will be opened as time goes on – however Alpine has not made any official announcements yet.
When it lands, the Alpine A110 will rival the likes of the Italian $89,000 Alfa Romeo 4C and the refined $110,300 Porsche 718 Cayman.
The 2018 Alpine A110 is available to order now.
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