A Swiss Alfa Romeo dealer has confirmed the base 4C version will have 237 hp (177 kW).

A Swiss Alfa Romeo dealer has confirmed the base 4C version will have 237 hp (177 kW).

While the four-cylinder, turbocharged 1.8-liter engine's output might not sound impressive, let's not forget we are dealing with an extremely light car thanks to a carbon fiber chassis which will enable the 4C to run the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in around 5 seconds and reach a top speed of about 155 mph (250 km/h).

Carscoop is reporting Alfa Romeo will make only 2,000 units of the 4C, with half of them being coupes while the other half represented by a roadster variant. In these numbers we also include next year's Racing and road-legal Stradale versions which will feature a more powerful engine producing 266 hp (198 kW).

The 2013 Alfa Romeo 4C is expected to have a starting price of 56,000 EUR (about 76,400 USD or 49,000 GBP), while the fully-loaded model will cost around 64,000 EUR (approximately 87,300 USD or 55,500 GBP). Needless to say, the Racing and Stradale versions will be pricier.

Full details will be revealed in March when the 4C will make its public debut in Geneva.

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Alfa Romeo 4C confirmed with 237 hp and a roadster version