3. Alfa Romeo Power
The 4C is propelled by a mid-mounted four-cylinder engine. Measuring an oddly specific 1.75-liters – a classic Alfa Romeo displacement – this turbo banger puts out 237 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. It’s matched exclusively to a quick-witted twin-clutch automatic transmission, TCT in Fiat/Chrysler parlance. Sorry purists, a manual would have been difficult to package into a vehicle this low and small. Maybe next time.
Helping to up the output, this all-aluminum engine features things like direct fuel injection and variable valve timing for enhanced performance and greater efficiency. Boost provided by the turbo hits nearly 22 PSI.
Estimated fuel economy measures 24 miles per gallon in the city and 34 on the interstate, figures that translate in a combined score of 28 MPG.