New Alfa Romeo MiTo TwinAir: Italian Flair and Fuel Efficiency
Bringing the green factor into an already successful model is a great recipe for success in the car market. And an Italian brand such as Alfa Romeo cares about its recipes.
While preserving the captivating lines that made it one of the most desirable models in European market and across the main Continental car sales websites such as Italy’s eBay Annunci, the new Alfa Romeo Mito now sports a TwinAir powerplant, a turbocharged twin which is all about fuel efficiency.
Previously a prerogative of Fiat 500, Punto and Panda, the new two-cylinder, 825cc engine produced by sister company FIAT has here been perfected: not only it got rid of the light vibrations of previous models, but it now also implements an improved DNA system, which in the dynamic mode will allow you to get the most out of the engine and its 84bhp and 107lb of torque.
Alfa MiTo TwinAir engine
But the best news for the environment and your pockets come with the Natural mode, which reduces power to 77bhp and 81 lb ft to minimise consumption while driving in the city traffic. This reinvented TwinAir, the key selling point of the new MiTo, boasts a combined fuel economy of 67.3 mph and 98g/km of Co2, which earns the Italian supermini the lowest company car tax band for non-electric cars, road tax exemption and a London Congestion Charge exemption, essential detail whenever you’re driving around the Capital.
Alfa MiTo TwinAir side view
Alfa MiTo TwinAir rear view
Alfa MiTo TwinAir front view
The initial price of £12.500 won’t then be a limiting factor: Alfa claims that all these exemption will result in savings of £2.500 a year, and the stunning design will make it difficult for city drivers to resist this car’s appeal and maybe aim for more refined versions such as Sprint and Distinctive.
Alfa MiTo TwinAir interior
More specifically, the Sprint trim comes at £14,150 and includes 16-inch alloys, climate control, front fog lights and USB and Bluetooth connectivity system, while Distinctive adds 17-inch alloys, Brembo brake calipers, rear parking sensors and chrome details on top of what Sprint also offers.