The funky Alfa Romeo MiTo is the smallest model in the automaker’s current lineup and in September at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show it will be exhibited with the 2-cylinder, turbocharged, 0.9-liter TwinAir power unit that was first introduced on the Fiat 500 and managed to win the “International Engine of the Year 2011” award. This tiny engine produces 85hp and a peak torque of 110-145 Nm, depending on the DNA program.
Combining this engine with the auto stop/start system, the MiTo will be able to drink 30% less fuel in comparison with other engines that offer comparable performance and it will have CO2 emissions of only 98 g/km, which is the best in its class. This version of the car will be offered with a new “Nero Ametista” exterior finish and a set of bespoke alloys, along with a mesh seat trim and a two-tone black dashboard.
Pretty soon, the Alfa Romeo MiTo will be available with an all-new 1.3-liter JTDM turbodiesel engine that benefits from the variable turbocharger technology as well as the stop/start system as a standard configuration. This engine is Euro5 complaint and produces 85 hp, while CO2 emissions stand at 90 g/km. Equipped with this engine, the car will be able to return 67.2 mpg (3.5 liters / 100 km) while on the high way it will be capable of returning an almost incredible 81.1 mpg (2.9 liters / 100 km).
As far as the sexy Giulietta is concerned, Alfa will equip the car with its new double-clutch TCT gearbox which will be available for the model fitted with the 1.4-liter turbocharged MultiAir gasoline power unit as well as the one equipped with the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. Both of these engines have a power output of 170 hp. The gasoline model will return 45.2 mpg (5.2 liters / 100 km) and CO2 emissions will be 121 g/km. Its more frugal diesel counterpart will do 52.3 mpg (4.5 liters / 100 km) and emit 119 g/km of CO2.
With this 1.4-liter MultiAir engine, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta will be able to do the 0-62 mph sprint in only 7.7 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 135.4 mph (218 km/h). The 2.0 JTDM model with the aforementioned TCT transmission will need 7.9 seconds to hit 62 mph.
Source: Alfa Romeo via Carscoop