Alpine A110 1.8L Turbo Pure 2dr DCT Review

Category: Sports car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
2 doors
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RRP£49,005
Review

The Alpine A110 is one of the most entertaining and rewarding sports cars you can buy – at any price. Being ultra-lightweight means that, despite its relatively small engine, performance won't disappoint, while at the same time it feels incredibly nimble. It's also got some of the best-predicted resale values of any car on sale. The Porsche Cayman has higher limits that mean, ultimately, it's more capable, but the A110 is at least as much fun on the road as the Cayman, or any other sports car for that matter.

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Entry-level Pure trim keeps the price down and is our choice. It comes with part-leather seat trim, climate control, cruise control, sat-nav, a DAB radio, Bluetooth, LED headlights and 17in alloy wheels. The lightweight bucket seats that are standard don't have an adjustable backrest, though, so it's worth considering the optional six-way adjustable seats, which are more comfortable. 

This 1.8-litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged petrol comes with a quick-shifting, seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic gearbox. With 249bhp at 6000rpm and 239Ib ft at a lowly 2000rpm, it’s enough to punch the featherweight A110 from 0-62mph in 4.5sec and on to a limited top speed of 155mph. It also sounds fantastic and is surprisingly economical – an average 34mpg is possible in the real world.


Key information

Doors2
Seats2
0-62 MPH4.5 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

39.2

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

196

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

158

g/km

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