Alfa Romeo gives Mito new Fiat engineMito TwinAir supermini on sale now

01 August 2012

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The Alfa Romeo Mito is now available with parent company Fiat’s two-cylinder TwinAir engine.

The Mito TwinAir is on sale now, priced from £14,150.

TwinAir engine for Mito

The 84bhp 875cc turbocharged two-cylinder engine currently powers three Fiat models: the 500, Punto and Panda. Now available in the Mito, it creates an upmarket hatchback with strong efficiency.

Alfa Romeo claims the new stop-start equipped unit will deliver 67.3mpg with 98g/km CO2 emissions, meaning zero car tax (VED) and exemption from the London Congestion Zone charge – a £2,500 saving for someone driving into the capital five days per week.

Performance should be adequate, with 0-62mph taking 12.5 seconds. The new engine has between 10% and 25% more torque (pulling power) than the Mito’s existing 105bhp and 78bhp petrol engines.

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Alfa MiTo: Two specifications

The Mito TwinAir is available in two specifications: Sprint and Distinctive.

The £14,150 Sprint trim gets 16-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, cruise control and Bluetooth, while upgrading to Distinctive costs £1,200 and adds larger 17-inch alloy wheels, more chrome accents and rear parking sensors.

Alfa Romeo is also offering a five-year warranty on the Mito TwinAir – as well as all new vehicles – until the 30th of September. This extends the standard three-year, unlimited mileage package by a further 24 months.

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