It’s no secret: Alpine is preparing three new models, all electric. The future range will consist of a replacement for the A110, a crossover and a city car. Gilles Le Borgne, engineering director of Groupe Renault, confirmed to Auto Express that the latter will be based on the new R5.
It will therefore be the return of the R5 Alpine, but with an electric motor, placed at the front. And Gilles Le Borgne made another important confidence: the vehicle will take over the 160 kW block that we will find on the new MeganE, unveiled at the start of the school year.
This gives 217 hp, a good power in the segment of city sports cars. The performance promises to be very interesting because the advantage of electric is to have the maximum torque available instantly. Remember that for the classic R5, the brand announced a block of 100 kW, or 136 hp.
The R5 will be based on an evolution of the CMF-B platform, that of the Clio. Named here CMF-BEV, it should take over the battery of the current Zoé, with a capacity of 52 kWh. Enough to offer a range of 400 km. Obviously, the Alpine version will have less autonomy in relation to the higher performance.
A silhouette teased by Alpine a few days ago shows a very large spoiler attached to the top of the tailgate and additional headlamps at the front. The vehicle will not be available until 2024.