Prices will start from £15,165 for the Alfa Romeo Mitos equipped with Fiat's innovative new Multiair engine that will arrive at UK showrooms in the spring. The entry-level Multiair model is the base 135bhp 1.4-liter turbocharged unit while at the top of the range, we find the 170bhp version of the same engine.
The car will carry the Cloverleaf badge and cost £17,895. Meanwhile, the 118bhp 1.4-litre turbocharged non-Multiair Mito costs from £12,745. For the 135bhp version, you can opt for either Lusso or the more luxurious Veloce trim.
The extra equipment on the Cloverleaf model includes unique 17-inch alloys, a darkened headlining, a revised steering wheel design, new wing mirrors and special Cloverleaf badging. Other models that will soon be given Fiat's Multiair technology include the Fiat Punto Evo and an as-yet-unspecified Chrysler model.
Multiair eliminates the throttle butterfly and what's more remarkable about it is that it has a completely new take on how a camshaft actuates the intake valves. It also has the technology to subtly vary the timing of the valve openings.
As a result, power and torque increase by 10% over an equivalent non-Multiair engine, while also decreasing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by the same amount. The Alfa Romeo Mito Multiair is available to order now.
The key element to why the MiTo offers sporting ride and handling is the layout of its suspension. While the front has the MacPherson suspension, the rear follows a semi-independent layout and has a torsion beam. In order to highlight that the MiTo offers prompt response and provides control and stability even when facing extreme conditions, the width of the front track measures 1,483 mm while the rear is 1,475 mm, making it the widest in its class.
To enhance the handling performance of the tyres, the width of the wheel rims was ensured to be relative to the size of its tyres. The MiTo offers what appears to a sporting yet flexible ride.
In addition, since the torsion beam has a high torsional stiffness, it can function like an anti-roll bar and thus make sure that it helps in maximizing the swiftness of its response while giving ideal roll performance. The suspension of the MiTo has a unique feature.
These are the coilover springs that have been placed inside the dampers on the front and its rear. They act as a counterpart to the main spring under extension travel with the objective of increasing the response of the chassis and reducing its roll. All models however come with the special telescopic dual-acting hydraulic dampers as standard.