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High value Alfa Romeo MiTo Sprint special edition

Athletics-themed budget Alfa Romeo supermini

The new Alfa Romeo Mito Sprint

The new Alfa Romeo MiTo Sprint

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.

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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.

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Alfa Romeo Mito Sprint comes with £1500 worth of extras

Alfa Romeo MiTo Sprint comes with £1,500 worth of extras

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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