Rare Pre-War Alfa Romeo Due at Auction

As Alfa Romeo makes its return to North America after a long absence, it’s time for automotive enthusiasts from Auburndale and Lakeland to reacquaint themselves with the century-old Italian marque. While the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C available at Alfa Romeo of Winter Haven bears all the hallmarks of a legend in its own right, a reminder of the company’s long heritage is also in order. To that end, we introduce the 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Spider, a rare Alfa Romeo that’s expected to sell at a record price when it goes on the auction block at RM Sotheby’s in Monterey, CA later in August.  Read the rest of this entry >>

The 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C vs the 2016 Porsche Boxster

Who wants to buy an incredible, daring, adventurous European sports car this summer? Ok, we know that answer is obvious. But the question of which sports car to buy is a little harder to answer when there are so many great choices. Many people who consider the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C also have the 2016 Porsche Boxster in the back of their mind. So, we wanted to do a little comparison today showing the strengths and weaknesses of each.

The Alfa Romeo 4C is built around a handcrafted, carbon-fiber, monocoque structure. This material gives the car tremendous handling and rapid acceleration because it’s so light. A 7.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine provides a maximum of 237 horsepower along with 258 lb-ft of torque. Put together, all of this can catapult the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C to 60 miles an hour in as little as 4.1 seconds.

In comparison, the new 718-series 2016 Porsche Boxster is powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The 2.0-liter engine generates a maximum of 300 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. That means it only generates 63 more horsepower and 22 more lb-ft of torque than the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C. When equipped with the optional dual-clutch automatic transmission, the 2016 Porsche Boxster can only hit 60 miles an hour in 4.5 seconds.

Here’s the catch. Just because the 2016 Porsche Boxster has more power doesn’t mean it’s faster. In fact, as you can see by the 60mph maximum, it’s 0.4 seconds slower than the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C. That’s because the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C is so much lighter than the heavy Porsche Boxster.  To beat the 4C, you’d need to upgrade to the Boxster S, which means dropping even more money.

So, to put it simply, if you’re looking for an affordable sports car that will deliver the performance of a Porsche vehicle without straining your budget nearly as much, check out our 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C. Our Alfa Romeo dealers in Winter Haven would love to take you for a test drive!

Find Unexpected Power in the 2016 FIAT 500X

There’s no doubt about it – the FIAT vehicle lineup is synonymous with innovation and style. But what some Winter Haven drivers may not know is that vehicles like the 2016 FIAT 500X also deliver all-terrain capability that’s second to none. At FIAT of Winter Haven, we can’t wait to share all there is to love about this tremendous ride with our loyal customers. If you’re interested in finding a vehicle that’s both stylish and highly capable, look no further than the 2016 FIAT 500X.

At the center of the 2016 FIAT 500X, drivers will find a dynamic 2.4-liter Tigershark® MultiAir® 2 engine. The robust 180 horsepower configuration gives owners the control they need to tackle nearly any driving surface or road condition. Moreover, the vehicle’s available All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) system and dynamic tractor selector give drivers unparalleled control whenever they’re behind the wheel. The innovative selector feature allows individuals to choose between three different modes – Auto, Sport or Traction+ – ensuring that from slick, wet surfaces to tricky gravel roads, the FIAT all-wheel-drive vehicle has owners cover.

In addition to its robust engine and all-wheel-drive system, the 2016 FIAT 500X also gives drivers great assurance through its electric power steering feature. This helps make sure that owners have first-class handling at all times by providing the perfect amount of power assistance based on steering wheel position and vehicle speed.

To learn more about the 2016 FIAT 500X, as well as the rest of the impressive 2016 FIAT vehicles, stop by our Winter Haven FIAT dealership today. We’re sure you’ll be able to find the ideal vehicle to meet your driving needs and lifestyle. Our team is standing by six days a week to make sure you always have the help you need. 

Explore the New FIAT 500L

When navigating the streets and highways of a bustling city, it’s important to have a vehicle that’s both capable and efficient. That’s why at FIAT of Winter Haven, we loving showcasing the innovative 2016 FIAT 500L. Designed to be a fresh take on the compact vehicle segment, it’s the perfect vehicle for tackling the urban grind as well as adventuring out into the country. If you’re in the market for an exciting new vehicle, make sure to take a look at the FIAT 500L.

So, what can drivers expect when the step into the driver’s seat of this exciting FIAT vehicle?

Slightly larger than the other vehicles in the FIAT lineup, the FIAT 500L provides owners loads of cargo space as well as two additional doors, making it a great vehicle to share with friends. It’s highly versatile and provides unexpected convenience features at every turn.

Under the hood, drivers can look forward to feeling the energy of a hefty 1.4-liter MultiAir® turbo engine whenever they take the wheel. The 160 horsepower provides an exhilarating driving experience and proves that big things really do come in small packages. 

In addition to its stellar capability, the 2016 FIAT 500L provides drivers with great technology features. For 2016, the FIAT 500L includes an easy-to-use five-inch touchscreen display that’s powered by the Uconnect infotainment system. From adjusting playlists to altering vehicle settings, the dynamic system keeps drivers in control. What’s more, the vehicle’s included Bluetooth calling feature makes it highly practical to stay in touch with friends, family, and business associates whenever cruising around town.

To learn more about the fun-to-drive 2016 FIAT 500L, stop by our Winter Haven FIAT dealership today. Our team of friendly consultants is standing by to walk you through our entire lineup of FIAT vehicles.