With the merger of Fiat and Chrysler, I did a bit of research on what they are currently offering in Europe.
However, the current announced plans from Fiat/Chrysler/Alfa Romeo is that the first to hit our shores will be the
4C, then the second generation of Giulietta followed by an SUV and finally the new incarnation of the spider.
The car has new "Alfa DNA" system
which allows driver to choose between three different driving settings; Dynamic, Normal and All-Weather, this setting controls
the behaviour of engine, brakes, steering, suspension and gearbox. The MiTo has also LED tail lights and 250-litre (8.8
cu ft) boot space. The Mi. To also features a Q2 electronic differential on the front wheels, which allows for faster and
tighter cornering without loss of traction. The aggressiveness of the differential is linked to the DNA switch.
performances are guaranteed by a range of 4 engines, all Turbo (petrol and diesel), that currently range from 90 hp up to
155 hp, with the range due to be extended by even higher power ratings.
Performance and handling have been developed
and optimised to offer maximum driving satisfaction in complete safety. The Alfa Romeo Mi.To offers true Alfa Romeo sporting
ride, featuring contractive suspensions - standard on all specifications and engines - that considerably reduce roll and maximum
active, passive and preventive safety: VDC stability system as standard and a vehicle structure that is already designed to
obtain the top EuroNCAP rating in the future.
Torque 0-62 mph, s Top
1.4 MPI I4
83.5 cu in 58 kW (78 PS) @6000 rpm 89 ft·lbf @4750 rpm
12.3 165 km/h (103 mph) 5.9 L/100 km (40 mpg-US) 138 g/km
1.4 MPI I4 83.5 cu in 70 kW (95 PS) @6000 rpm
95 ft·lbf @4750 rpm 10.5 180 km/h (110 mph) -
1.4 JTB I4 83.5 cu in 88 kW (120 PS) @5000
rpm 152 ft·lbf) @1750 rpm 9.0 195 km/h (121 mph) -
1.4 JTB I4 83.5 cu in 114 kW (155 PS) @5500 rpm 170
ft·lbf) @3000 rpm 8.0 215 km/h (134 mph) 6.5 L/100 km (36
mpg-US) 153 g/km
Mito GTA (2009)
Sportiest version the GTA (Gran Turismo Alleggerito)
of MiTo was unveiled in March 2009 Geneva Motor Show as prototype. This version has 1.75 litre turbocharged engine with direct
fuel injection and variable valve timing both inlet and exhaust. The choice of engine size is very significant - the 1750
DOHC inline 4 engine was the largest engine available for many years, and therefore prized by Alfisti. This particular displacement
is certain to guarantee sales among enthusiasts. The maximum power is 240 PS (177 kW; 237 hp). The MiTo GTA has top speed
of 250 kilometres per hour (155 mph) and acceleration from zero to 100 kilometres per hour (62 mph) in 5 seconds. The weight
of the GTA has been reduced by using carbon-fiber for the tailgate spoiler as well as roof and mirror fairings. Also aluminum
is used to reduce the weight. The suspension is lowered by 20 millimetres (0.8 in) and the car has active rear suspension.