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Published on June 14th, 2019 | by Subhash Nair

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Alpina Reveals the A110S, Sportier and More Luxurious

Alpine’s critically acclaimed A110 is getting a slight upgrade in the form of the A110s.

This new flagship model improves upon the original in the following ways:

Performance:

  • Increased boost pressure (up 0.4bar)
  • Peak power increased to 292PS (up 40PS)
  • Peak torque is available between 2000-6400rpm (up 1400rpm)
  • 0-100km/h in 4.4 seconds (down 0.1 seconds)
  • New coil springs (50% stiffer) with retuned dampers
  • New anti-roll bars (100% firmer)
  • Lower ride height (down 4mm)
  • New wheels and tyres (Special compound Michelin PS4, 215mm front, 245mm rear)
  • Reconfigured ESC system
  • Brembo brake calipers and 320mm bimaterial discs as standard

Design and Accessories

  • Flag details on C pillars in carbon fibre and orange
  • black Alpine script at the rear
  • orange brake calipers
  • GT Race wheels in dark finish
  • Optional Fuchs forged alloy wheels
  • Optional Gris Tonnerre paint in matter finish
  • Orange stitching
  • black Dinamica upholstery
  • Sabelt seats in Dinamica (optionally in carbon fibre)
  • Focal audio system
  • Alpine Telemetrics
  • front and rear parking sensors
  • Leather+Dinamica wrapped steering wheel with 12 o’clock marker
  • pedals and footrests in aluminium
  • carbon fibre and orange flag emblems
  • Optional carbon fibre roof (1.9kg lighter)

For more on the Alpine A110S, check out the press release below.

Press Release

A110S buyers will have the option of upgrading to a carbon fibre roof in a gloss finish, which not only highlights the car’s sporting nature but actually reduces the car’s overall weight by 1.9kg. Other options include lightweight Fuchs forged alloy wheels and a carbon fibre finish for the Sabelt seats. Standard equipment include a Focal audio system, Alpine Telemetrics and front and rear parking sensors.

With an intense sports car persona and assertive styling, the A110S joins the A110 Pure and A110 Légende in the Alpine model range. Assuming a position at the top of the line-up, the A110S is a lightweight coupe characterised by high engine power, a focused chassis setup and refined design elements.

The A110S has been engineered to deliver precise handling response and exacting high-speed stability. Sophisticated styling flourishes inside and out, as well the use of high-end materials such as carbon fibre and Dinamica upholstery, amplify the car’s purposeful nature.

At its core a true Alpine, the A110S is a mid-engined, two-seat sports car that delivers 292Ps and weighs 1114kg. It is engaging to drive at all speeds while still being comfortable in everyday use. Approachable and undemanding to drive, the A110S is faithful to Alpine’s underlying principles of lightweight engineering, compact dimensions and performance through agility.

Priced €66,500* before options, the A110S is available for booking immediately and the first cars will appear in showrooms in October. Deliveries are due to begin before the end of the year.

Design and interior

  • Specific design elements differentiate A110S from the rest of the range
  • Signature paint colour is Gris Tonnerre in matte finish
  • Optional carbon fibre roof
  • Dinamica interior upholstery mirrors the car’s purposeful character

With styling elements all of its own, the A110S is clearly distinguished from the rest of the A110 model range. New exterior design touches such as flag details on the rearmost pillars in carbon fibre and orange, black Alpine script across the rear, orange brake calipers and version specific ‘GT Race’ wheels with a dark finish also mirror the car’s focused character. The A110S looks purposeful with its lower ride height, while an optional Gris Tonnerre paint in a matte finish, exclusive to the A110S, further underlines the car’s sporting nature.

Within the cabin, orange stitching replaces the signature blue stitching found in other versions of the A110.Sophisticated black Dinamica upholstery for the roof lining, sun visors and door panels perfectly underlines the new versions’s uncompromising personality. The seats, also trimmed in Dinamica, are Sabelt items that weigh just 13.1kg apiece. The steering wheel is wrapped in leather and Dinamica with an orange 12 o’clock marker and stitching to match. The pedals and footrests are lightweight aluminium, while the cabin is neatly set off by carbon fibre and orange flag emblems to match those found on the outside of the car.

A110S buyers will have the option of upgrading to a carbon fibre roof in a gloss finish, which not only highlights the car’s sporting nature but actually reduces the car’s overall weight by 1.9kg. Other options include lightweight Fuchs forged alloy wheels and a carbon fibre finish for the Sabelt seats. Standard equipment include a Focal audio system, Alpine Telemetrics and front and rear parking sensors.

Chassis

  • Springs and anti-roll bars tuned for ultimate handling precision
  • Lowered ride height for optimised centre of gravity
  • Wider tyres with specific compound and construction

From suspension setup to stability control calibration, and from wheel geometry to tyre construction and compound, the A110S’s chassis has been honed to deliver an intense driving experience.

At its core the A110S uses the same very lightweight and compact aluminium body structure as in any A110, but the unique configuration of the chassis has given the new version a distinct dynamic character. The new coil springs are stiffer by 50 per cent and the dampers have been tuned accordingly. The anti-roll bars – hollow to minimise weight – are firmer by 100 per cent.

The lowered ride height, reduced by 4mm, optimises the car’s centre of gravity and lends the A110S excellent high-speed stability and instantaneous steering response. The bump stops have been tuned for ultimate body control. Overall, the focused chassis setup results in a high level of handling precision and dynamic efficiency.

New wheels and tyres (215mm on the front axle and 245mm at the rear) and a specific construction and compound for the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres give the A110S great mechanical grip. The new tyres and the various chassis revisions ensure the A110S has a dynamic character of its own, both in theoretical terms and also in the way the car feels from behind the steering wheel.

Accordingly, the electronic stability control programme has been configured, particularly in Track mode, for ultimate precision and stability. The ESC system can still be fully disengaged.

Fitted as standard are the powerful Brembo brake calipers and 320mm bi-material discs that are optionally available on other versions of the A110.

Powertrain

  • 1.8-litre turbocharged engine with 292PS
  • Intense and characterful power delivery
  • Improved power-to-weight ratio

With engine power increased by 40PS over existing versions of the A110, the A110S is the fastest and most powerful version in the range. The characterful 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine remains, but turbocharger boost pressure is increased by 0.4bar to deliver greater performance.

The peak power output of 292PS arrives at 6400rpm, some 400rpm higher up the rev range than the other versions ‘maximum power output. Torque is rated at 320Nm and is available from 2000rpm to 6400rpm which is 1400rmp higher than on the 252PS engine. Consequently, the A110S’s engine is not only more powerful, but also more thrilling in its delivery. Drive is sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed Getrag dual-clutch transmission. A brake-based e-differential system, meanwhile, ensures the A110S delivers very sharp and immediate drive away from a corner with minimal wheelspin.

The new horsepower figure means the A110S has a power-to-weight ratio of 3.8kg/PS, which compares favourably to the other versions’ 4.3kg/PS. It sprints to 100kph from standstill in 4.4 seconds.


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