2016 Alfa-Romeo 4C Base 0-60 Times, Top Speed, Specs, Quarter Mile, and Wallpapers

2016 Alfa-Romeo 4C  Base  0-60 Times, Top Speed, Specs, Quarter Mile, and Wallpapers

The 2016 Alfa-Romeo 4C Base is a Rear-wheel drive Coupe. It can accommodate up to 2 passengers. It has 2 Doors and is powered by a 1.75L I4 DOHC 16-valve engine which outputs 237 hp @ 6000 rpm and is paired with 6-speed automated sequential transmission with manual mode gearbox. The 2016 Alfa-Romeo 4C Base has cargo capacity of 105 Liters and the vehicle weighs 1118 kg. In terms of ride assists, the 2016 Alfa-Romeo 4C Base has stability control and traction control in addition to anti-lock brake system (ABS). The vehicle has an optional engine as well It offers Park-Sense rear park assist system and. Safety features also include Driver-side front airbag and Passenger-side front airbag. The front suspension is Independent front suspension while the rear suspension is Independent rear suspension. The car also features a It has 17-inch front/18-inch rear aluminum wheels as standard. Electronic features include Cruise Control. For convenience, the car has Power windows and Power door locks. There is also a remote keyless entry feature. Moreover, the car has. The steering wheel has audio control buttons. In terms of performance, the car has 259 N.m of torque and a top speed of 227 km/h. The 2016 Alfa-Romeo 4C Base accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and hits quarter mile at 12.6 seconds. Fuel consumption is 9.7 L/100km in the city and 6.9 L/100km in the highway. The car price starts at $ 66,495

Name Base
Price $ 66,495
Body Coupe
Doors 2 Doors
Engine 1.75L I4 DOHC 16-valve
Power 237 hp @ 6000 rpm
Number of Seats 2 Seats
Transmission 6-speed automated sequential transmission with manual mode
Cargo Space 105.0 L
Maximum Cargo Space 105.0 L
Wheel Type 17-inch front/18-inch rear aluminum wheels
Series 4
Drivetrain Rear-wheel drive
Horsepower 237 HP
Torque 259 N.m
Top Speed 227 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-60 mph) 4.7 s
Fuel Type Petrol (Gasoline)
Fuel Consumption (City) 9.7 L/100km
Fuel Consumption (Highway) 6.9 L/100km
Gear Type auto
Weight 895 KG
Brand Alfa-Romeo
Model 4C
0-400m (Quarter Mile) 12.6 s
0-400m (Quarter Mile) - Speed 182.6 km/h
0-800m (Half Mile) 20.9 s
0-800m (Half Mile) - Speed 205.4 km/h
Modifications (MODS)
Modifications Cost $ 0


2016 Alfa Romeo 4C (0-270km/h) TOP SPEED, Acceleration TEST ✔

2016 Alfa Romeo 4C (0-270km/h) TOP SPEED, Acceleration TEST ✔

2016 Alfa-Romeo 4C Used Price Estimates

Estimates based on a driving average of 12,000 miles per year
Used Condition Trade In Price Private Party Price Dealer Retail Price
Outstanding $ 28,099 $ 31,545 $ 35,210
Clean $ 27,236 $ 30,590 $ 34,091
Average $ 25,510 $ 28,682 $ 31,855
Rough $ 23,784 $ 26,773 $ 29,619

With Italian style, racecar-influenced manufacturing processes and stunning performance, the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C is a unique choice for a sports car. But the 4C gives up a lot of comfort to attain its performance. Similarly priced rivals are much better for daily driving.

Alfa Romeo has a spotty history in the United States. On the one hand, it was known for building some truly beautiful and fun-to-drive cars over the years. But many of those cars were plagued with reliability issues, hence the company's departure from the U.S. market some 20 years ago. But now, thanks to the merger between Fiat (parent company of Alfa Romeo) and Chrysler, this exciting Italian brand is back on our shores, with the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe and 4C Spider.

The 4C is hardly living in the past, though. This is a completely modern midengine sports car with a one-piece carbon-fiber monocoque chassis that is extremely light, yet strong. The 4C's turbocharged 1.7-liter four-cylinder engine isn't as special, putting out just 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Ah yes, but remember all that carbon fiber? That helps the 4C weigh in at an extremely light 2,500 pounds. It doesn't need gobs of power to sprint down the road or get your blood pressure up. Although that engine might not be to Ferrari levels of power or style, it's visible through a glass panel and paired to a six-speed, automated-clutch manual transmission with paddle shifters on the steering wheel.

Brembo brakes help the Alfa Romeo 4C stop with amazing confidence and consistency. Those who envision taking their Alfa to track days might want to think about the optional Track package with even firmer suspension settings (some would say too firm for the street), plus a seriously loud sport exhaust system. While people will almost definitely hear you coming the other way, chances are good you won't spot another 4C heading in your direction. These are extremely rare cars on our shores.

The 2016 Alfa Romeo is not for everyone. In fact, it's not for most people. Alfa tuned this car for all-out driving excitement, and frankly it's at its best on a racetrack, not commuting to the office. The suspension is harsh, the seats have minimal padding, and small-item storage within the cabin is hard to find. Because of that you'll definitely want to check out some rivals offering better real-world usefulness. The BMW M2 feels much more normal than the low-slung Alfa, while still offering fantastic performance. The Chevrolet Corvette is the king of bang-for-the-buck in this segment, while the Porsche Cayman offers levels of driver feedback that are nearly equal to the 4C but without hampered drivability. But if you care less about being coddled and more about track events and exclusivity, the 2016 Alfa Romeo could be just what you're looking for.

The 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C is offered in coupe and convertible (Spider) body styles and a singular trim level. Standard equipment includes 17-inch (front) and 18-inch (rear) wheels, summer performance tires, LED running lights and taillights, heated mirrors, a manually operated soft top (convertible), air-conditioning, a 7-inch driver information display, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and an Alpine sound system with a CD player, a USB interface and satellite and HD radio. The 4C convertible also has leather seats and an alarm system.

The leather seats are optional on the coupe. For both body styles, an optional Convenience package adds rear parking sensors, cruise control and, for the coupe, the alarm system. There is also a Track package that includes a more stiffly tuned suspension, available 18- (front) and 19-inch (rear) wheels, a flat-bottom steering wheel and additional carbon-fiber trim. Notable stand-alone options include xenon headlights, a sport exhaust and a new Akrapovic dual-mode exhaust (late availability).

Powering the 4C is a turbocharged 1.7-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 237 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Power is routed to the rear wheels through an automated-clutch manual transmission. It has paddle shifters, but you can also let the transmission shift for you, as you would with a regular automatic. A four-mode driving selector and an electronically controlled rear differential are standard.

In performance testing, a 4C coupe with the Track pack and sport exhaust blasted to 60 mph from a standstill in just 4.2 seconds utilizing the built-in launch control system. That's about the same time as the Corvette and a few tenths quicker than cars like the Cayman and BMW M4. The standard 4C did it in 4.5 seconds.

The 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C is estimated by the EPA to earn 28 mpg combined (24 city/34 highway). In our testing of the 4C, we managed 32 mpg on our 120-mile evaluation loop.

Standard safety features include antilock disc brakes, multimode stability and traction control systems, hill-start assist, front and side airbags and a driver-side knee airbag.

In simulated panic stops from 60 mph, our test driver recorded a 104-foot stop, which is appropriately short for a sports car. Resistance to brake fade was superb, and the car remained perfectly stable.

Relatively wide door sills and bolt-upright seats make getting in and out a little tricky. Once inside, the highly contoured, flat-bottom steering wheel feels terrific in a driver's hands; that is, until it's time to parallel park. The steering system is unassisted, so be prepared to wrestle with the wheel at speeds under 10 mph. But at speed it's an absolute treat, with nothing but a mechanical connection between you and the front tires. But the 4C can be a handful at the limit, our test-drivers noting that the car can switch from front-end understeer to tail-out oversteer in an instant, it's that sensitive to inputs. We'd also recommend a thorough test-drive on rough roads before ordering the track-ready suspension, as we found it nearly unlivable for daily driving.

The most prominent aspect when driving the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C, however, is the engine. At the polar opposite of a growling, bellowing V8 is the unique sound of the Alfa's rev-happy turbocharged inline-4. If you've ever heard a World Rally Car (WRC), or perhaps a four-cylinder drag racecar, you'll recognize the "whoosh PAH-pah-pah" sound as the turbo pressurizes the intake and the blow-off valve releases unused compressed air. The horsepower rating of 237 doesn't seem like much, but what is astounding is the mere 1.7 liters that produces it, and there's a strong rush of power over 3,000 rpm.

The rapid-fire dual-clutch automated manual transmission is remarkably adept at creeping into a parking spot, shifting smoothly at speed and adapting to the driver's mood. It is perhaps the most normal aspect of this otherwise frenetic car.

In 15-minute doses on the right sort of road (or a racetrack), there are only a handful of cars as thrilling as the Alfa 4C. And those cars cost two or three times as much. But as a daily-driven sports car, the Alfa falls short in many critical ways, specifically lacking the kind of comfort and features many buyers will expect. This is a laser-focused track-day car that happens to be street-legal, which is why it earned only a "B" rating from the testing department.

There aren't many cars with interiors as distinctive as the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C. The passenger compartment reminds us more of a racecar, with much of the carbon-fiber monocoque left visible, purely because it looks fantastic. Other racy elements include minimally padded seats with carbon-fiber frames and bottom-hinged aluminum pedals. Because saving weight was so critical for the 4C, there's little in the way of creature comforts inside. There are no armrests or glovebox; the seatbacks don't recline; the dashboard, instrument panel, door panels and seats are minimally adorned (if at all); the cupholders are useless; and there's essentially no in-car storage. This is one of the least useful daily-driving cars you can buy.

The stereo has Bluetooth and a USB connection, but its operation is hard to master and, well, rather futile since the 4C is so loud (especially with the sport exhaust system). The view through the windshield is excellent, but the small windows, side mirrors, essentially useless rearview mirror and enormous blind spots make it a challenge in the real world. As such, the optional rear parking sensors are a must. Cargo capacity is nearly nonexistent at just 3.7 cubic feet, and you best not pack anything heat-sensitive, as the trunk is adjacent to the hot engine.

For one of the rawest driving experiences offered in the modern era, look no further than the Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe and 4C Spider. The suspension is firm, the cabin rings with a cacophony of engine sounds, and the steering, which offers no power assistance, is incredibly heavy when the vehicle is stationary or moving slowly. With that on the table, it's no surprise that U-turns, long freeway hauls and casual stints around the city can be taxing. Apply those same traits to a curved road or a racetrack, however, and the 4C makes perfect sense. The steering feels great at speed, handling is balanced and composed, the engine churns with conviction, the gear changes from the dual-clutch automatic transmission happen rapidly when requested, and the powerful and responsive brakes deliver tons of unfiltered, honest fun. The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider offers an open-air variation, but otherwise drives identically to the coupe.

CARBON-FIBER MONOCOQUECarbon fiber is an expensive composite that makes everything from racecars to aircraft both strong and light. Despite a comparatively low $ 56,000 base price, the Alfa Romeo 4C features an exposed carbon-fiber chassis (with aluminum front and rear subframes). Visible from the interior, the carbon tub looks cool.UNASSISTED STEERINGThe 4C’s steering lacks any kind of power assistance. The result? An unfiltered link between the steering wheel and those front contact patches, making the 4C feel brilliantly connected on winding roads or racetracks. Be warned, however: At slow speeds, the steering transforms from glorious to impossibly heavy.

The Alfa Romeo 4C's cabin is sporty and functional, but not exactly luxurious. Material quality is good in places but underwhelming in others. Bolted to the vehicle's beautiful exposed carbon-fiber structure are manually adjustable seats that recline only slightly, resulting in a perpetually upright seating position. Shoulder space is tight, but headroom and legroom are surprisingly good, besting the front seats of a sunroof-equipped 2014 Toyota Camry. There is a trunk, just aft of the engine, but at 3.7 cubic feet it doesn’t hold much. Pack accordingly.

From all angles, the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C makes a strong statement, looking like a modern interpretation of the Type 33 Stradale from the 1960s. The seductive lines are amplified by the 4C’s compact dimensions. That assertive nose sits near the ground, making driveway approaches especially challenging, as does the terrible over-the-shoulder rear view thanks to the car’s mid-engine layout. The convertible top is really a canvas targa top that mounts into the windshield header, and stores in the trunk when rolled up. On a positive note, getting in and out of this tiny mid-engine sports car is far easier than expected.

As an elemental sports car, the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C has the basics and not much more. Notable among standard features are power auto-down windows, air conditioning, a 7-inch color gauge-cluster display and a 4-speaker sound system with USB and audio inputs. The 4C also has a “DNA” selector that lets the driver choose the driving mode. There are four of them, and they vary the aggressiveness of the throttle, transmission and stability control. Filling out the safety roster are front airbags, door-mounted side airbags and a driver's-knee airbag, along with stability control, traction control and hill-start assist.

Options offered on the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C include a new carbon-fiber cover for the Spider’s structural roof bar, plus cruise control, bi-xenon headlights and a dual-mode titanium exhaust from Akrapovič. Perhaps most significant for track-day enthusiasts is the optional track package that features firmer shock absorbers and larger anti-roll bars, plus Pirelli P Zero AR Racing tires and a unique steering wheel with red stitching. Rear parking sensors are available, but the 4C really could use a rearview camera because its sightlines to the rear are so poor.

As with the 2015 model, the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C is powered by a turbocharged 1742cc 4-cylinder engine. This aluminum-block powerplant produces 237 horsepower, but how that power is delivered is significant. Floor the throttle and a whooshing sound fills the cockpit as the turbo spools. After this short bit of turbo lag, the 4C springs forward eagerly. While it’s not the most refined way to accelerate, the punch in the back is strong. Power gets to the rear wheels via a dual-clutch transmission that can act like a regular automatic. Shifts can be made manually via paddles, and the engine will automatically blip its throttle to smooth downshifts. It’s a fine, fine transmission, but we’d love to see a true manual in the 4C.1.7-liter turbocharged inline-4237 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm258 lb-ft of torque @ 2,200 rpmEPA city/highway fuel economy: 24/34 mpg

In least expensive form (but including $ 1,595 destination), the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe checks in at $ 57,500, while the 4C Spider starts at $ 67,500, both Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP). Figure an extra 10 grand for fully loaded models of each. The most expensive option is the carbon-fiber roof bar, what Alfa calls the “halo.” It’s $ 2,750, and if you want a carbon-trimmed interior, tack on another $ 2,000. Bi-xenon headlights fetch an additional $ 1,000, while the Track Package, at $ 1,600, seems fairly priced. But cars such as the Porsche Cayman and Chevrolet Corvette undercut the Alfa in price, while offering better ride comfort and interior refinement. Nevertheless, there’s something pleasantly purposeful about this driver-focused Alfa, and you won’t see yourself coming and going in this little 2-seater. Nobody ever bought a new Alfa Romeo on the strength of its resale value or low 5-year cost to own, but you know that. Likewise, the 4C Coupe and Spider are purchases based on love.

2016 Alfa-Romeo 4C Base Exterior Colors

Basalt grey metallic
Madreperla white tri-coat
Rosso Alfa
Rosso competizione tri-coat
Giallo Prototipo

2016 Alfa-Romeo 4C Base Interior Colors

Black with red accent stitching

2016 Alfa-Romeo 4C Engines

Engine Standard in Trim Power Torque Fuel Consumption - City Fuel Consumption - Highway 0-100 km/h Quarter Mile Half Mile
1.75L I4 DOHC 16-valve Base 237 hp @ 6000 rpm 259 N.m 9.7 L/100km 6.9 L/100km 4.7 s 12.6 s 20.9 s
1.75L I4 DOHC 16-valve Base 237 hp @ 6000 rpm 259 N.m 9.7 L/100km 6.9 L/100km 5.6 s 13.6 s 22.6 s
Base 240 hp 259 N.m 9.8 L/100km 5.0 L/100km 4.7 s 12.6 s 20.8 s

2016 Alfa-Romeo 4C Trims

2016 Alfa-Romeo 4C Previous Generations

2016 Alfa-Romeo 4C Future Generations

Alfa-Romeo 4C Overview and History

Alfa's new sportscar 4C debuted at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, having two words written all over its body - "just drive".
Romeo is not only a thespian Shakespearean character but also represents part of an Italian mechanical deity, devoted to constructing automobiles at godly standards for mortal drivers. It is the Alfa without the Omega for ever since it began producing cars back in 1910, never has its activity been threatened by permanent halting. The Alfa Romeo coat of arms looks like it bears the marks of early religious involvement with a red cross on a white background reminding of the crusades juxtaposed with a dragon headed snake that resembles the devilish creature slain by Saint George but it was actually designed by human heads with only one purpose in mind: devotion and performance.

Although the firm is widely deemed as 100% Italian, its beginnings prove otherwise. The company was originally founded as Societa Anonima Italiana Darracq by French automobile industry entrepreneur Alexandre Darracq with help from Italian investors in 1906. One of the high-rollers, an aristocrat known by the name of Ugo Stella, later became chairman of the newly formed Milano- based corporate entity that would have a hard time selling cars by 1909.

Ugo then took a decisive step by founding a new motor company in association with the other investors and Darracq. The ALFA, an acronym for Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili translated to Lombard Automobile Factory, Public Company. The early Alfas were undoubtedly some fine pieces of machinery, and helped the company succeed in making cars that appealed to the Italian market and that would later become a corner stone in auto-engineering and design. In 1915, Neapolitan Nicola Romeo – a mathematical teacher – took over the company's management during World War I and brought significant changes to the factory's assembly lines in order to comply with the high demand of military equipment at the time.

Alfa Romeo has also been involved in racing, having won competitions ever since the birth of their first 24 HP model in 1910 – which entered the famous Sicilian Targa Florio competition. Soon after its fulminatory start, many victories would come on equally numerous racing tracks all over Europe. The immense success of the Alfa Romeo models throughout the upcoming 5 decades – whose image benefited greatly from their impressive performances in motor racing – did not translate into economic growth for the Italian company. Consequently, Alfa Romeo was purchased by Finmeccanica S.p.A. – a government-controlled industrial group – some 50 years later, in order to avoid bankruptcy.

However, the state would not hold on to it too long and eventually gave it up (again) because of its financial difficulties. Before becoming stray and disoriented, Fiat adopted it as one of the group's subsidiaries. Alfa has been rolling with Fiat since 1986.

The marque is one of the few European ones currently unavailable in the US, having halted all exports to the North American market in 1995. However, it may be planning a return to US grounds through a mutually beneficial partnership with luxury manufacturer Maserati.

2016 Alfa-Romeo 4C Consumer Reviews

primppicalo, 10/04/2019
superscriptwrench, 01/04/2019
"The Alfa 4C is awesome, but not for the timid."
If you want comfort features, go elsewhere. This car is about beauty, speed, and connection to the road. Nothing else matters. Many manufacturers out there have softened driving to an afterthought... something that must be done while enjoying the luxuries of power steering, navigation with traffic, plush quiet interiors so you can listen to the digital realm of compressed audio, and phone chatter. The 4c removes that facade and leaves you in the hands of a carbon fiber monocoque hugging the road and an engine screaming at you for more curves and speed.
zebraaudio, 09/10/2015
"Most fun car ever!"
Fast, nimble, cool, exciting! Multiple drive modes are cool. Launch Mode is insane. Looks are awesome. You smile the whole time you drive. Not a luxury car - this is a sports car of old. Milage is great - average is 30 MPG. Would have given it 11's all the way through! Radio could be better. Need to be flexible and under 6'4". The car is loud and announces it's presence with authority. Best sports car ever.

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2016 Alfa-Romeo 4C Base Specifications

Base Comfort and Convenience

AM/FM stereo radioYes
Air ConditionningAir conditioning
Bluetooth Wireless TechnologyYes
Cruise ControlYes
Cruise Control (Option)Yes
Front WipersVariable intermittent windshield wipers
Portable Charging Unit (Option)Battery charger
Power Door LocksYes
Power Outlet12-volt power outlet
Power WindowsYes
Remote Keyless EntryYes
Single CDCD/MP3/WMA player
Steering Wheel AdjustmentTilt and telescopic steering wheel

Base Dimensions

Cargo Capacity105 L
Curb Weight1118 kg
Front Headroom965 mm
Front Legroom1085 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity40 L
Height1183 mm
Length3989 mm
Wheelbase2380 mm
Width1868 mm

Base Exterior Details

ExhaustDual Exhaust
Exhaust (Option)Sport tuned dual exhaust
Exterior Decoration (Option)Front exterior protective film
Exterior Mirror ColourBlack outside mirrors
Exterior Mirror Colour (Option)Carbon fibre exterior mirrors
Headlight TypeHalogen headlights
Headlight Type (Option)Bi-xenon headlights
Headlights Daytime Running LightsLED Daytime Running Lights
Power Exterior MirrorsPower-adjustable outside mirrors
Rear Spoiler (Option)Body colour spoiler
Rear Window DefrosterYes
TaillightsLED taillights
Vehicle Cover (Option)Red Alfa Romeo car cover

Base Interior Details

Front Seats Front Seat TypeSport bucket front seats
Instrumentation TypeFully digital TFT driver display
Interior Accents (Option)Leather-trimmed interior
Luxury Dashboard Trim (Option)Carbon fibre instrument panel bezel
Number of Cup Holders1 cup holder
Pedal TrimAluminum Sport Pedals
Seat TrimCloth seats
Seat Trim (Option)Racing microfibre/leather bucket seats
Shifter Knob Trim (Option)Carbon fibre shifter knob
Steering Wheel TrimLeather-wrapped steering wheel
Steering Wheel Trim (Option)Leather/microfibre steering wheel

Base Mechanical

Drive TrainRear-wheel drive
Engine Name1.75L I4 DOHC 16-valve
Stability ControlYes
Traction ControlYes
Transmission6-speed automated sequential transmission with manual mode

Base Overview

Engine1.75L I4 DOHC 16-valve
Fuel Consumption9.7 (Automatic City)6.9 (Automatic Highway)
Power237 hp @ 6000 rpm
Transmission6-speed automated sequential transmission with manual mode

Base Safety

Anti-Lock BrakesAnti-lock brakes
Anti-Theft AlarmSecurity alarm
Brake AssistBrake assist
Brake Type4-wheel disc
Brakes Brake Caliper FinishPainted
Driver AirbagDriver-side front airbag
Parking Distance SensorPark-Sense rear park assist system
Passenger AirbagPassenger-side front airbag
Side AirbagFront side airbags

Base Suspension and Steering

Front Anti-Roll BarFront sway bar
Front SuspensionIndependent front suspension
Front TiresPIRELLI P-ZERO AR 205/45ZR17
Front Tires (Option)Pirelli P Zero AR Racng performance tires
Rear Anti-Roll BarRear sway bar
Rear SuspensionIndependent rear suspension
Rear TiresPIRELLI P-ZERO AR 235/40ZR18
Suspension Category (Option)Raced tuned suspension
Wheel Type17-inch front/18-inch rear aluminum wheels
Wheel Type (Option)18-inch front / 19-inch rear silver forged 5-hole wheels

Critics Reviews

New for 2015. The 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C is a new model that marks the return of the Alfa Romeo brand to the United States and the North American market. A convertible called the 4C Spider will go on ...
Full review with performance numbers on Alfa's super-sexy 4C sports car. See photos and read more at Car and Driver. ... 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe. The incorrigible 4C is late, loudmouthed, and ...
Knowing that the 4C will likely be most owners second or third vehicle, I think the Alfa Romeo 4C is an extremely fun weekend toy that garners the attention of vehicles costing twice as much. Overall. The Alfa Romeo 4C is a race car with just enough safety and comfort features to be streetable.
The Alfa 4C is glorious, and why you should care about the brand's return to the U.S. Read the review and see pics of the new 4C at Car and Driver.

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