Alfa Romeo MiTo 1.4 MultiAir revealed

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 29, 2010

Alfa Romeo launched today the 1.4l MultiAir engine choice for the MiTo offered in three power levels - 105 hp, 135 hp and 170 hp. Pricing has not been announced yet but the Italian manufacturer said that only two of the three engine versions will be made available initially, with the 135 and 105 hp versions to be available for all the MiTo range outfits. The third, the 170 hp unit, will arrive later, together with the new and unique Quadrifoglio Verde outfit.

Each of the engines will be paired with a manual gearbox with either 5 or 6 gears. The 1.4l MultiAir engines provide 10% more power and 10% more fuel efficiency than a traditional petrol engine with the same displacement.

According to Fiat Powertrain Technologies data, particulates drop by up to 40% and NOx levels are reduced to half. For instance, the mid-range 1.4 Turbobenzina 135 hp engine allows for a 0-60 sprint "at the very top of the mini category."

CO2 emission levels for this engine are recorded at 129g/km of CO2, while fuel consumption rating is at 5.6l/100 km.

The biggest of the three -- the 1.4 MultiAir Turbobenzina 170 hp unit -- provides 39 g/km of CO2 and 4.8 l/100km over the extraurban cycle, while the smallest, the 105 HP 1.4 power unit, ensures full involvement at the wheel.

The new engines are indeed appealing but the recognized star of the new MiTo addition is the Start&Stop system, used for the first time on an Alfa Romeo. With new engines come new colors, including the new metallic shade Tornado Blue.

Press Release

Alfa Romeo MiTo 1.4 MultiAir

Alfa Romeo, always a byword for sophisticated engineering and high-performing engines, proudly presents the revolutionary Alfa Romeo MiTo 1.4 MultiAir system, developed and patented by FPT - Fiat Powertrain Technologies.

The forerunner of this revolutionary family is the MultiAir 1.4 engine, first introduced to the world on the Alfa Romeo MiTo model and offered with 3 different power levels (105 HP, 135 HP and 170 HP), all Euro5-ready.

At the launch, the first two MultiAir power units fitted to the Alfa Romeo MiTo are the 135 HP 1.4 and the 105 HP 1.4, available in all the current range outfits. Their launch will be followed by that of the 170 HP 1.4 MultiAir Turbobenzina, which will complement the Alfa Romeo MiTo petrol engine range and be available on the brand new and unique "Quadrifoglio Verde" outfit.

This broad product range will enable the MiTo to meet the needs of an increasingly extensive and smart audience, who are rewarding the Alfa Romeo mini with excellent sales results.

In detail, the 135 HP 1.4 Turbobenzina guarantees the Alfa Romeo MiTo all the performance and temperament of a sporty, well-balanced car designed for customers who are concerned about driving satisfaction and good fuel economy. The torque delivery of the 135 HP engine is optimum under all conditions and ensures outstanding pick-up performance and vigorous thrust at all speeds, marking a new benchmark in the petrol engine scenario. The new 135 HP power unit's top speed and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h are at the very top of the mini category.

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