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Alpine 'A120' teased with new aluminium chassis

The upcoming Alpine sports car, believed to be known as the A120, has been teased ahead of its anticipated reveal at the Geneva motor show in March. According to the accompanying release, the so-called A120 will feature a bespoke all-aluminium platform and upper body, which the company says ensures lightweight and "agile handling"...

Alpine 'A120' now available for order in Europe

Orders for the first Alpine 'A120' coupes are now being taken by the revived sports car brand. Overnight, Alpine announced that it had begun taking orders, via a smartphone app available on both major platforms, for a limited run of 1,995 Premiere Edition models of its new mid-engine sports car...

2018 Alpine 'A120' spied

The upcoming Alpine coupe, rumoured to be badged as the Alpine A120, has been spied ahead of its official debut later this year. The camouflaged prototype seen here looks remarkably similar to the Vision concept that was unveiled in the middle of February this year, with the major differences being the alloy wheel design, proper external door handles, and roadworthy wing mirrors...

Renault to launch Alpine coupe in Australia priced around $75k

Renault Australia is steadily gearing up to launch the eagerly awaited Alpine sports car brand here in 2018, likely priced just under the conceptually similar Alfa Romeo 4C. The lightweight and likely mid-engined two-seater is creeping ever closer to production, slated to begin in 2017 in Dieppe, France, alongside the Clio RS...

2017 Alpine coupe will be powered by 1.8-litre turbo - report

The new Alpine coupe, possibly badged as the A120, will reportedly be powered by a 1.8-litre turbocharged engine. Sources have told Autocar that the new coupe will be powered by a stroked version of the 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine used in the Clio RS. For the Alpine, the motor's capacity will be increased to 1.8 litres...

Renault Alpine sports car edging closer to Australian launch

Renault Australia remains hot on the prospect of bringing the reborn Alpine brand to our market as soon as 2017, taking its sporting credentials up another notch. Company managing director Justin Hocevar told us last week at a local preview drive of the new Megane that the Alpine sub-brand would bring a welcome “hero association” to Renault’s fast-growing local operations...

Mercedes-AMG chief denies Alpine engine deal

Recently a rumour surfaced recently that Mercedes-AMG was in the running to provide the engines for an expanded range of Alpine sports cars. It isn't true, according to Mercedes-AMG chief Tobias Moers. The premise was simple – the revived French brand, Alpine, which is under the control of Renault, would take advantage of an existing agreement between the French and German brands in order to get engines from over the border...

Alpine range could use Mercedes-AMG engines in the future

Future models from French sports car maker Alpine could be powered by engines supplied by Mercedes-AMG. The revived brand is expected to launch a small coupe, possibly named the A120, by the end of 2016. Based on the Vision concept, The A120, or whatever it will be called, will feature rear-wheel drive and a mid-mounted turbocharged four-cylinder engine...

Alpine Vision concept unveiled

Renault’s reborn sports car subsidiary Alpine has confirmed it will reveal its mid-engined, lightweight, turbocharged sports coupe before the end of 2016, with European sales to commence from April next year and the rest of the globe to swiftly follow...

Alpine "A120" interior image leaked

An image purported to be a leaked marketing shot of the new Alpine A120 sports coupe's interior has surfaced online today. The photo above was first published by Auto Moto, and the French website claims that the alloy paddles behind the steering wheel prove that the new Alpine coupe will feature a dual-clutch transmission...

Alpine's first sports car will be the brand's 911, says designer

The first new-generation Alpine sports car due in 2016 will be to the reborn French performance brand what the 911 is to Porsche, according to its designer. The man responsible for developing Alpine’s 21st century design language, Renault corporate design senior vice president Laurens van den Acker, said he has looked to the past for inspiration for its cars of the future...