|The Alfa MiTo.|
The Fiat Group has introduced the Alfa Romeo MiTo, a sporty mini. (MiTo references the Italian cities of Milan and Turin.) Two gasoline engines (78 bhp 1.4-liter and 155 bhp 1.4-liter turbo) and one turbodiesel (120 bhp 1.6 JTDM), all from Fiat Powertrain, will be available at launch. The engines are paired with 6-speed manual transmissions.
All the models are Euro 5 ready, and offer CO2 emissions ranging from 126 g/km for the turbodiesel to 153 g/km for the gasoline turbo.
The power-limited naturally aspirated 1.4-liter unit has a power output of 78 bhp (58 kW) at 6000 rpm and a maximum torque of 125 Nm at 4250 rpm. The weight/power ratio of this particular engine is based on the requirements of an Italian law that limits the specific power over tare ratio for drivers who have recently passed their driving test to 50 Kw/t. This law was originally intended to enter into force in July 2008, but has now been postponed to January 2009.
The new 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine offers maximum power of 155 bhp (114 kW) at 5500 rpm and a maximum torque of 206 Nm (152 lb-ft). Selecting Dynamic driving mode on the Alfa D.N.A. switch can deliver 230 Nm at 3000 rpm.
The 16-valve 1.6 JTDM turbodiesel offers the same power output, but nearly 25% more torque (320 Nm at 1,750 rpm) and 8% less fuel consumption (measured over the NEDC) than earlier. Maximum torque is delivered at 1,750 rpm (with 280 Nm available at 1,500 rpm). The improvements were achieved through a comprehensive optimization of combustion that exploits the combination of the potential of the engine’s new injection system with a new-generation variable geometry turbo.
The 120 bhp 1.6 incorporates a Close Coupled Diesel Particulate Filter and an integral EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) system that improves control of temperature and gas flow, simultaneously delivering lower emissions and low fuel consumption.
|Alfa Romeo MiTo|
|155 bhp 1.4L Turbo||Power Limited 1.4L||120 bhp 1.6 JTDM|
|Max power kW (bhp) at rpm||114 (155) 5500||58 (78) 6000||88 (120) 3750|
|Max torque Nm at rpm||230 3000||120 4750||320 1750|
|Fuel consumption combined L/100km (mpg US)||6.5 (36)||5.9 (40)||4.8 (49)|