Alfa Romeo 4C 2016 Owner handbook (in English)
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We would like to congratulate and thank you for choosing an Alfa Romeo.
We have written this handbook to help you get to know all the features of your vehicle and use it in the best possible way.
Here you will find information, advice and important warnings regarding use of your vehicle and how to achieve the best
performance from the technical features of your Alfa 4C.
You are advised to read it right through before taking to the road for the first time, to become familiar with the controls and
above all with those concerning brakes, steering and gearbox; at the same time, you can understand the vehicle behaviour on
different road surfaces.
This document also provides a description of special features and tips, as well as essential information for the safe driving, care
and maintenance of your Alfa 4C over time.
In the attached Warranty Booklet you will also find the description of the Services that Alfa Romeo offers to its customers, the
Warranty Certificate and the detail of the terms and conditions for maintaining its validity.
We are sure that these will help you to get in touch with and appreciate your new car and the service provided by the people at
Enjoy reading. Happy motoring!
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READ THIS CAREFULLY
Only refuel with unleaded petrol with octane rating (RON) not less than 95, in compliance with the European specification EN228. In particular,
the 4C’s engine has been designed to comply with all emission limits while simultaneously guaranteeing minimal consumption and maximum
performance, using premium-quality unleaded petrol with octane rating (RON) of 98 or higher. The use of petrol that does not conform to the
specification indicated may cause the
warning light to switch on and the irregular operation of the engine.
STARTING THE ENGINE
Make sure that the handbrake is engaged. Press the brake pedal and, without pressing the accelerator, turn the ignition key to AVV; release it
as soon as the engine has started.
PARKING ON FLAMMABLE MATERIAL
The catalytic converter develops high temperatures during operation. Do not park the car on grass, dry leaves, pine needles or other flammable
material: fire hazard.
RESPECTING THE ENVIRONMENT
The car is fitted with a system that carries out a continuous diagnosis of the emission-related components in order to help protect the
If, after purchasing the car, you want to install accessories that require an electrical supply (with the risk of gradually draining the battery),
contact the dedicated Alfa Romeo Dealership which will calculate the overall electrical consumption and check that the car’s electrical system
can support the required load.
Correct maintenance of the car is essential for ensuring that it maintains its performance and its safety features, its environmental friendliness
and low running costs for a long time to come.
THE OWNER HANDBOOK CONTAINS…
... important information, advice and warnings for correct use, driving safety and maintenance of your car over time. Special attention must be
paid to the symbols provided(personal safety)(environmental protection)(car integrity).
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USE OF THE OWNER HANDBOOK
Each time direction instructions (left/right or forwards/backwards) about the vehicle are given, these must be understood as
regarding an occupant in the driver's seat. Special cases not complying with this rule will be specified as appropriate in the text.
The figures in the Owner Handbook are provided by way of example only: this might imply that some details of the image do
not correspond to the actual arrangement of your vehicle. In addition, the Handbook has been conceived considering vehicles
with steering wheel on the left side; it is therefore possible that on vehicles with steering wheel on the right side, the position or
construction of some controls is not exactly mirror-like with respect to the figure.
To identify the chapter with the information needed you can consult the index at the end of this Owner Handbook.
Chapters can be rapidly identified with dedicated graphic tabs, at the side of each odd page. A few pages further there is a key
for getting to know the chapter order and the relevant symbols in the tabs. There is in any case a textual indication of the
current chapter at the side of each even page.
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WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
While reading this Owner Handbook you will find a series ofWARNINGSto prevent procedures that could damage your
There are alsoPRECAUTIONSthat must be carefully followed to prevent incorrect use of the components of the vehicle,
which could cause accidents or injuries.
Therefore allWARNINGSandPRECAUTIONSmust always be carefully followed.
WARNINGSandPRECAUTIONSare recalled in the text with the following symbols:
NOTE These symbols, when necessary, are indicated besides the title or at the end of the line and are followed by a number.
That number recalls the corresponding warning at the end of the relevant section.
This Owner Handbook describes all Alfa 4C versions. Options, equipment dedicated to specific markets or
versions are not explicitly indicated in the text: as a consequence, you should only consider the information which
is related to the trim level, engine and version that you have purchased. Any content introduced throughout the
production of the model, outside the specific request of options at the time of purchase, will be identified with the
All data contained in this publication are intended to help you use your vehicle in the best possible way. FCA Italy
S.p.A. aims at a constant improvement of the vehicles produced. For this reason it reserves the right to make
changes to the model described for technical and/or commercial reasons.
For further information, contact a dedicated Alfa Romeo Dealership.
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VEHICLE CHANGES / ALTERATIONS
Any change or alteration of the vehicle might seriously affect its safety and road holding, thus causing accidents, in which the
occupants could even be fatally injured.
ACCESSORIES PURCHASED BY THE OWNER
If after buying the vehicle, you decide to install electrical accessories that require a permanent electrical supply (e.g. radio,
satellite anti-theft system, etc.) or accessories that in any case burden the electrical supply, contact a dedicated Alfa Romeo
Dealership, whose personnel will check whether the vehicle's electrical system is able to withstand the load required, or
whether it needs to be integrated with a more powerful battery.
Take care when fitting additional spoilers, alloy wheel rims or non-standard wheel hubs: they could reduce the ventilation of the
brakes and affect efficiency under sharp, repeated braking or on long descents. Make sure that nothing obstructs the pedal
stroke (mats, etc.).
INSTALLING ELECTRICAL / ELECTRONIC DEVICES
Electrical and electronic devices installed after buying the car in the context of after-sales service must carry the following label.
Alfa Romeo authorises the installation of transceivers provided that installation is carried out at a specialised centre, in a
workmanlike fashion and in compliance with manufacturer's specifications.
IMPORTANT Traffic police may not allow the vehicle on the road if devices have been installed which modify the features of the
vehicle. This may also cause invalidation of warranty in relation to faults caused by the change either directly or indirectly related
Alfa Romeo shall not be liable for damage caused by the installation of accessories either not supplied or recommended by Alfa
Romeo and/or not installed in compliance with the provided instructions.
RADIO TRANSMITTERS AND MOBILE PHONES
Radio transmitter equipment (vehicle mobile phones, CB radios, amateur radio etc.) cannot be used inside the vehicle unless a
separate aerial is mounted externally.
Transmission and reception of these devices may be affected by the shielding effect of the vehicle body. As far as the use of
EC-approved mobile phones is concerned (GSM, GPRS, UMTS, LTE), follow the usage instructions provided by the mobile
IMPORTANT The use of these devices inside the passenger compartment (without an external aerial) may cause the electrical
systems to malfunction. This could compromise the safety of the vehicle in addition to constituting a potential hazard for
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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CAR
KNOWING THE INSTRUMENT PANEL
STARTING AND DRIVING
IN AN EMERGENCY
SERVICING AND MAINTENANCE