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Alpine A290: 100% electric and sporty, what the cousin of the new R5 ? looks like

Alpine has revealed the final version of its A290 as part of the 2024 24 Hours of Le Mans. The 100% electric city car, cousin of the new Renault R5, is expected to be released in 2024. the end of the year.

It is within the framework of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 92nd edition of which takes place on the weekend of June 15 and 16, 2024, that the Alpine brand has dreamed up ;eacute;lé this Thursday June 13 its brand new A290. The 100% electric city car, whose production is based on Douai, in Hauts-de-France, will be the sporty cousin of the Renault R5 E-Tech expected on our roads à next school year.

The small Alpine city car will be distinguished from the small Renault by a slightly more muscular silhouette and a personalized interior. The French manufacturer is ambitious and aims for "80% of new customers" with this model. Let's go à the discovery of the bomb whose beta version, close to 85% of the final revealed at Le Mans, had been presented in May 2023   Bristol (England).

What is the information &agrave? know about the new Alpine A290?

  • Unsurprisingly, the Alpine A290 looks just like it did. the new Renault R5 E-Tech unveiled last year and which should soon be available. invade our roads. But his silhouette is more muscular – & the image of its widened paths at the rear – being at the rear both short (3m99) and tall (1m52). Its turning radius, calculationé At 10.2m, it is ideal for city driving. The city car is a five-door and has five seats.

Alpine A290: 100% electric and sporty, what the cousin of the new R5 ? looks like

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  • The front of the Alpine is reminiscent of the new R5, which is also based on the AmpR Small platform. The four headlights the front are distinguished by a square shape marked with a cross, the signature of the rally cars of yesteryear from the Dieppe brand.

Alpine A290: 100% electric and sporty, what the cousin of the new R5 ? looks like

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  • If the beta version of the A290, presented in May 2023, was mounted on 20-inch rims, the final version of the bodybuilt city car is fitted with 19-inch rims. This doesn't take anything away from you. its sporty and dynamic aspect which we also find in its performances, Alpine announcing that its most powerful A290 (see below) would be capable of going from 0 to 100%. 100km/h in just 6 seconds and 4 tenths! 

Alpine A290: 100% electric and sporty, what the cousin of the new R5 ? looks like

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  • The dashboard of the A290 imitates that of the Renault 5 E-Tech but the steering wheel of the Alpine wants to make a direct reference to that of the Renault 5 E-Tech. Formula 1 – in which it is engaged – with colored buttons including the "Overtake", in red. This button allows, through a simple press, to deliver the maximum power of the car for the duration of the press or for a maximum of 10 seconds. A sacred boost reminiscent of the DRS button in F1. The central console as for à it is inspired by that of the A110, with also a side of the A110. resolutely sporty.

Alpine A290: 100% electric and sporty, what the cousin of the new R5 ? looks like

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  • The 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen is placed right next to the front. in the center of the dashboard. It notably hosts an application, Alpine Telemetrics, which allows access to three categories of services: live data with data on driving, coaching which provides advice in sports driving mode, and challenges which consist of a series of challenges on the themes of agility, power and endurance. The dashboard, in front of the driver, displays the battery level and speed on a 10.25-inch screen but in a pyramidal shape and not a circular one.

Alpine A290: 100% electric and sporty, what the cousin of the new R5 ? looks like

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The engines on the A290

Alpine has finally chosen to equip its A290 with two engines for its launch. The small electric hot hatch will be powered either by an engine developing 180 horsepower and 285 Nm or by an engine of 220 horsepower and 300 Nm. In both versions, the city car will be equipped with a 52 kWh battery which should allow it, according to the manufacturer, to travel 380 kilometers on a single charge. According to a leak reported by the site largus.fr, the French manufacturer is also working on an even sportier A290, with four-wheel drive, developing 280 horsepower!

When will the Alpine A290 be released??

The brand is planning a release at the end of the year, a few months after that of the future electric R5 scheduled for September. Orders will open during the summer. As for the four-wheel drive version, much more powerful (280 hp), its release (if it comes out) will not arrive before 2026.

What will be the price of the A290?

Alpine has given the price of its new electric city car. The entry-level A290 – with the 180 horsepower engine – will start at 38,000 euros before deduction of the 4,000 euro ecological bonus. The price will increase for the 220 horsepower version and depending on the equipment levels chosen, but the total should not exceed 47,000 euros, the fateful bar to still be able to benefit from government aid according to the 2024 criteria.

Photos of the beta version of the Alpine A290 (May 2023)

 

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116