Originally introduced in 2008, the MiTo is Alfa’s three-door hatchback supermini, so named as to link Milan and Turin, the two Italian cities where the vehicle’s respective styling and production centers are housed. In the seven years that the MiTo has been on the road, we’ve seen a variety of special editions for the sporty compact, each with its own take on style and performance.
Now, the European marque will offer a new version called the MiTo Racer, which is scheduled to make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show this year. Alfa says the Racer is “targeting a more mature clientele that is interested in new tendencies,” which basically means it comes with numerous exterior style and interior equipment changes.
Will these new alterations entice buyers looking for an extra bit of performance, or will they just add up to a lot of hot air?
Continue reading to learn more about the 2015 Alfa Romeo MiTo Racer.
The Alfa Romeo MiTo is arguably one of the most under-appreciated compact cars of our time. It’s a solid performer that has been on the market for a few years, but it doesn’t get nearly the same amount of love as the Mini Cooper. The Italian automaker hopes to change that with the introduction of the MiTo Junior, a special edition model that made its debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.
The MiTo Junior pays homage to the old Giulia GT 1300 Junior, which went on to become one of the biggest commercial successes for Alfa Romeo. There’s a lot of history there to draw from, not to mention some big shoes for the MiTo Junior to fill.
By bringing back the "Junior" nomenclature, Alfa Romeo wants to re-introduce to the world the level of fun this model once brought to the proud Italian automaker.
As far as justified reasons are concerned, it’s actually a pretty good one.
Click past the jump to read more about the Alfa Romeo MiTo Junior.
The first "major" Alfa Romeo debut announced for the 2012 Paris Auto Show is the limited edition MiTo SBK. Only 200 units will be produced, all of which will go on sale by the end of the year.
The special edition MiTo will be offered in two exterior colors - Black and Alfa Red - which will then be combined with three roof shades - black, Alfa red and the new Cristallo white. The new SBK edition will be distinguished by special side skirts, a rear dam, and special 18" titanium alloy rims combined with Brembo brake calipers. The list of standard equipment includes a sporty aluminum pedal unit, Cruise Control, dual zone climate control system, and Blue&Me system.
The new Alfa Romeo MiTo SBK Limited Edition will be powered by the most powerful engine from the entire MiTo line-up: a 1.4 Turbo MultiAir that delivers an impressive 170 HP. This engine will not only sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in just 7 seconds, but will also deliver an impressive fuel consumption of just 4.8 liter/100 kilometers. The model will also be fitted with the "Alfa Active Suspension" - a system that reduces oscillation of the car body in all driving conditions.
As one of the biggest auto shows of the year, the Geneva Motor Show is one of those shows that is expected to attract a huge audience.
Understandably so, a lot of automakers are getting ready to put their best foot forward. For Italian automaker Alfa Romeo, the Geneva Motor Show is the perfect opportunity to introduce their new subcompact model, the 2011MY MiTo.
While it’s not exactly a completely different model, the 2011MY MiTo is nonetheless a refreshed version of the vehicle that promises to have a number of enhancements over its soon-to-be-predecessor, the current edition MiTo.
After its stop in Geneva, the new MiTo is expected to hit dealerships in Europe later this year where it promises to come with new options and technologies that will "enhance comfort and driving feel" for the new model.
Expect the Alfa Romeo MiTo to make its presence felt at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show with a couple of special ready to take center stage.
Details on the Alfa Romeo MiTo after the jump.
Have you noticed that the British market gets lot of cool cars? Especially when it comes about special edition. For example, Alfa Romeo has added a new Mito edition to their line-up. Called Mito Sprint, this new edition has been developed to support the UK Athletics (UKA) and it goes on sale at a price of £13,295.
The new Mito Sprint will be offered in three exterior colors: Biancospino White, Alfa Red, or metallic Tornado Blue and will be distinguished by a rear spoiler, 16” alloy wheels, fog lights, and unique Sprint badge. The list of standard equipments will include: cruise control, leather steering wheel and gear stick, remote audio controls on steering wheel, Blue&Me™ Bluetooth® hands-free system with voice recognition, and media player with a USB port.
Customers will have the possibility to choose from three different engines: 1.4 16V 95 HP, a 1.4 TB MultiAir 135 HP with ALFA TCT automatic transmission and a turbodiesel 1.3 JTDM-2 95 HP.
Alfa Romeo UK has unveiled the special edition MiTo Turismo Sport that will go on sale this month. This special edition is priced at £12,895 and will be offered in three exterior colors –Solid Black (as standard), Biancospino White, and the new Alfa Metallic Red.
The new Mito Turismo Sport will be offered with a choice of two engines: a 1.4 16V 95bhp petrol version and a 1.3 JTDM-2 95bhp MultiJet turbodiesel. Thanks to these two engines, the special edition will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 11.6 seconds.
Next to the list of impressive standard equipment found in the MiTo Turismo model (including air conditioning and state-of-the-art Alfa D.N.A technology), the new Alfa MiTo Turismo Sport special edition also gets 16" alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, cruise control, Blue & Me technology, fog lights, and a leather steering wheel incorporating audio and phone controls.
Press release after the jump.
The Italian automaker Alfa Romeo will produce 100 special MiTo hatchbacks destined for their FIAT family member and exotic sports car maker Maserati’s service network. The limited edition MiTos will be sprayed in Maserati Ocean Blue and will be further distinguished by a bespoke Limited Edition plate on the center stack as well as a set of aluminum kick plates that read "Alfa Romeo for Maserati" along with a few other sporting touches like matching pedals, a set of 18 inch alloys, rear spoiler and a unique rear bumper.
Aside from the go fast goodies, the MiTo for Maserati will also feature quite a few luxurious touches like Frau leather seats, leather wrapped multifunction steering wheel with integrated radio and telephone controls, Blue&Me hands free system with USB port, dual zone air conditioning, navigation and bright bi-xenon headlamps. Being the exotic performance car builders that they are, the sporty MiTo will be powered by the top of the line 170 HP version of FIAT’s 1.4 Liter MultiAir Turbo gas burning power plant.
Press release after the jump.
Next to FIAT’s fuel efficient MutiAir MiTo, the Italian automaker Alfa Romeo will also unveil the MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde, which means four leaf clover, at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The Quadrifoglio is a historic icon for Alfa and it is believed that it will be the sportiest MiTo on the market. The Quadrifoglio is powered by a turbocharged version of the 1.4 Liter MultiAir power plant and will put out a peak of 170 HP and will be able to sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in about 7 seconds, all the while returning 49 MPG and emitting just 139 g/km of CO2 emissions out the exhaust pipe.
The MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde comes well equipped with a set of 17 inch satin titanium finished wheels that resemble the rims from the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione super car. The same satin finish is also found on the headlight surrounds and side mirrors. While the interior is made up by a sports inspired interior complete with grippy seat backs and a straight forward set of gauges on the modern looking dashboard with white back lighting.
Using the experience that Alfa has gained on the racetrack, the MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde is able to excel in terms of agility and handling thanks to a Dynamic Suspension making it an exceptional vehicle to drive with an added sense of safety. giving it exceptional driveability and unparalleled safety. The Dynamic Suspension system offers three settings: comfort, safety and agility; that offers an unparalleled amount of comfort and ensures maximum grip and safety by actively responding to all road conditions.
Press release after the jump.
The Italian automaker Alfa Romeo has just unveiled the new revolutionary MultiAir system, that is being made available for the first time on the compact MiTo hatchback. The new 1.4 Liter MultiAir engine will be available at the vehicle’s launch and will come in two different versions: the first is a 135 HP 1.4 Liter variant as well as a more economical 105 HP version. The MultiAir MiTo will also be offered in a high performance 170 HP MultiAir Turbobenzina offering later on this year.
Compared to the conventional gas burning engine of the same displacement, FPT guarantees that the MultiAir system will increase power up to 10% and torque another 15%; as well as a significant reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, both up to 10%. At the same time particulate contamination is reduced by as much as 40% while NOx is reduced by up to 60%.
The MultiAir system eliminates the need for a throttle body and allows the engineers infinite control over the valves that bring fresh air into the combustion chamber. The design places the lobes for both intake and exhaust on the same camshaft. The exhaust operates as it would in a convention four stroke internal combustion engine, but the third bump actuates a roller rocker arm attached to the MultiAir setup which is then electronically controlled to open and close the intake valve by the flow of pressurized engine oil. As befits a flag-bearer for the downsizing concept, the MultiAir is a versatile system that is easily applicable to all petrol engines that may potentially be developed for diesel engines in the future.
Press release after the jump.
Alfa Romeo revealed today the official details on the MiTo GTA (Gran Turismo Alleggerito) Concept that will make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show.
The word “Alleggerito” in GTA translates into “lightened”, and Alfa went down to even the small details on this one. Carbon fiber was used for the tailgate spoiler, the roof and the side mirrors. Some steel bits in the braking system, suspension and parts of the chassis were replaced with aluminum. All this dieting gives the car what Alfa claims is a power to weight ratio in-line with its sports cars.
The MiTo GTA is powered by a 1.75-liter turbo engine that delivers 240 hp. Alfa says that the by using technology such as direct gasoline injection, dual VVT (variable valve timing), turbocharging, and a revolutionary management system, the engine performs like one almost twice its size (3.0-liters).
Although this is labeled as a concept car, the production MiTo GTA should not have much changed by the time it arrives in European showrooms as early as this summer.
Press release after the jump.
After many rumors, Alfa Romeo today made official the 2009 Mi.To. First believed to be called Junior, and then Furiosa, the small hatchback get the name Mi.To. The Alfa Mi.To will be introduced to the international press during June and will then be gradually introduced from July in all the major markets.
The name Mi.To has great evocative resonance for Alfa Romeo, since it was chosen as a sign of a deep-seated link between the past and future of the brand: between Milan, the city of design that brought the car’s style into being, and Turin, which will be responsible for its industrial production. A decision that highlights the brand’s strong desire to consolidate its Milanese roots.
The greatest thought has also gone into defining the dimensions, which add up to a compact and dynamic shape: the Mi.To is 4.06 metres long, 1.44 metres high and 1.72 metres wide.
Great performances are guaranteed by a range of 4 engines, all Turbo (petrol and diesel), that currently range from 90 hp up to 155 hp, with the range due to be extended by even higher power ratings.