Alpine A110 1.8L Turbo Pure 2dr DCT Review

Category: Sports car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
2 doors
Available colours:
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RRP£48,140
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 even nimbler to drive than a Porsche Cayman.

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Entry-level Pure trim keeps the price down and is our choice. It comes with leather seat trim, air-con, sat-nav, a DAB radio, Bluetooth, LED headlights and 17in 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 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.


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

162

g/km

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