The Alfa Romeo MiTo (type 955) is a three-door luxury compact car on 19 June 2008 at the Castello Sforzesco in Milan, Italy in 2008 officially presented with an international introduction at British Motor Show The car was in all Alfa’s most important markets in stages from July. The three-door hatchback is sold with front-wheel drive and will to compete with the MINI and the newer Audi A1. Designed by Centro Stile Alfa Romeo is believed the design that inspired by the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione. The Alfa Romeo MiTo is used on Fiat platform to Small Fiat Grande Punto, also of the Opel / Vauxhall Corsa D.
Alfa Romeo MiTo Features
The Alfa Romeo MiTo has a new “Alfa DNA” system that can select the driver to drive between three different settings: Dynamic, the Normal and All Weather. This system controls the behavior of the engine, brakes, steering, suspension and transmission. The MiTo also LED tail lights and 250-liters (8.8 cu ft) luggage compartment. The Alfa Romeo MiTo also a Q2 electronic differential on the front wheels, which is active with the DNA switch in the dynamic position, and allows a faster and tighter turns without the loss of grip.
Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA Concept
The Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA (Gran Turismo ALLEGGERITA), sportiest version of the MiTo was unveiled in 2009 Geneva Motor Show on March prototype. The concept has a 1.8-liter turbocharged engine with direct fuel injection and variable valve timing for both intake and exhaust. The maximum power is 240 hp, rated (237 hp 177 kW). The MiTo GTA Concept has a top speed of 250 kph (155 mph) and accelerates from zero to 100 kilometers per hour (62 mph) in 5 seconds. The weight of the GTA was reduced by the use of carbon fiber for the tailgate spoiler and the roof plate and mirror panels. Aluminum is also used to reduce the weight. The suspension is lowered by 20 millimeters (0.8 inches) over the standard car, and the car has active suspension.
Alfa Romeo MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde
The Quadrifoglio Verde version of Alfa Romeo MiTo was unveiled in 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. The Quadrifoglio Verde (English: green shamrock) is traditionally the highest line of Alfa Romeo models. The QV version has 1.4-liter 170 PS (125 kW, 168 PS) developed MultiAir engine and newly developed suspension, steering and new six-speed gearbox C635 by Fiat Powertrain Technologies (FPT). The new MultiAir technology allows the fuel consumption of 6 liters per 100 kilometers (47 mpg imp, 39 mpg-US) in the EU combined driving and CO2 emissions of 139 g / km.
Alfa Romeo MiTo Engines
At launch, the Alfa Romeo MiToo is low-displacement turbo petrol and diesel engines. In addition, a limited power of 79 PS (58 kW, 78 hp) is produced naturally aspirated version to meet the new Italian legislation for young people. MiTo got new electro-hydraulic valve management MultiAir engines from September 2009 MultiAir engines will power (up to 10%) and torque increase (up to 15%), but also a significant reduction in fuel consumption (up to 10%) and CO2 emissions (up to 10%), the particles (up to 40%) and NOx (up to 60%). This new engine with 105 PS (77 kW, 104 hp), 135 PS (99 kW, 133 hp) and 170 PS (125 kW, 168 hp). All multiair versions have start-stop system fitted.
In October 2009, a dual-fuel version was presented Alfa Romeo MiTo, operate this version with LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) or gasoline, with this engine has MiTo range of 1,200 km (750 miles). The LPG version is done in cooperation with Landi Renzo. In the summer of 2010 came available dual dry clutch gearbox called Alfa TCT. From model year 2011, the start-stop system is standard on all versions. Was presented in Frankurt Motor Show 2011, two new engines for the MiTo TwinAir 0.9 L Straight-2 and new low-emission 85 hp (63 kW) version 1.3 JTD diesel engine.
Alfa Romeo MiTo Safety
The Alfa Romeo MiTo has seven airbags as standard, and received a ‘good’ or green result from the first Euro-NCAP rear impact test (whiplash).