Alfa Romeo MiTo Gets New Engines; Giulietta New Twin-Clutch Gearbox

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

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