High value Alfa Romeo MiTo Sprint special editionAthletics-themed budget Alfa Romeo supermini
08 February 2011
Alfa is celebrating its four-year association with UK Athletics, supporting such stars as Phillips Adowu, Kelly Sotherton and Christine Ohuruogu, by introducing the MiTo Sprint special edition.
The Alfa Romeo Sprint special edition is £350 cheaper than the standard Lusso spec equivalent, and comes with £1,500 of extras.
Alfa Romeo MiTo Sprint: strong value
This is all the more remarkable because, depending on exact engine choice, the Sprint actually becomes the cheapest version of some MiTo models.
Pick the 95bhp 1.4-litre petrol or 95bhp 1.3-litre JTDm-2 turbodiesel – priced at £13,295 and £14,845, respectively – and the Sprint slots into the range between the base Turismo and mid-spec Lusso.
However, if you pick the 135bhp 1.4-litre TB MultiAir turbo petrol – which comes as standard with Alfa’s new TCT automatic (similar to Volkswagen DSG) – this isn’t available in Turismo specification anyway, so at £16,395 the Sprint version undercuts the standard Lusso equivalent at £16,745 by £350.
Blue&Me as standard
You also get £1,500’s worth of extra kit for your money.
On the outside, 16-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights, and special Sprint badging – including a UK Athletics’ Union Jack on the C-pillar - define the MiTo Sprint; paint choice is limited to Biancospino White, Alfa Red or metallic Tornado Blue.
On the inside, the additions include Blue&Me Bluetooth and USB connection system with voice control and multimedia functions, cruise control, and leather trim for the gearknob and the steering wheel – the latter also featuring audio controls.
The Alfa Romeo MiTo Sprint is on sale now.
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