Base-priced at $55,900 (plus $1,595 destination charge) in coupe form and $65,900 as the soft-top Spider, the 4C unleashes a mid-mounted, turbocharged 1.7-liter four-cylinder engine that whips up 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Those figures might not sound mighty, but in a car that weighs less than 2,500 pounds, they yield enough force to reach 60 mph in a scintillating 4.1 seconds. Fuel economy is surprisingly good, too: an estimated 24 mpg in city driving and 34 mpg on the highway. Far less on the race track, of course.
Each 4C has rear-wheel drive and uses a seven-speed automated-manual transmission, with four selector buttons forward on the console. Weight balance is an even 50/50.
A single trim level is offered for each body style. Standard 4C equipment includes:
- Air conditioning
- Aluminum pedals
- Leather upholstery (Spider)
- Leather-wrapped, flat-bottom steering wheel
- Seven-speed automated-manual transmission
- Four-mode DNA Selector: All-weather, Natural, Dynamic, and Track
- Remote keyless entry
- Five airbags, including driver-inflatable knee airbag
- 7-inch color display
- 17-inch front/18-inch rear alloy wheels
My 2015 4C Spider also had a Convenience Group (with rear park assist, cruise control, and alarm); Track Package; bi-xenon headlights; sport-tuned dual exhaust; red performance brake calipers; and 18-inch front/19-inch rear wheels. Total MSRP was $74,895.