Tuesday, 17 July 2012 6:44 PM
The newest Alfa MiTo is now on sale and comes with the TwinAir powerplant, the one that has proven very popular on the cute Fiat 500s that are now seen all over London squeezing into the cheekiest little parking spaces and generally being niftily adorable.
The MiTo's TwinAir powerplant is an 875cc twin-cylinder turbo petrol engine with 85bhp. Like's its Fiat friend, it offers sub-100g/km CO2 emissions and the fuel economy is mighty fine too at 67.3mpg. This is mated to a six-speed gearbox and there are two engine modes, Dynamic, for a sportier drive and Natural, for a more economical ride. There is also an All Weather setting to ensure the MiTo never loses its grip.
Standard specs on the base model include 16-inch sports alloys, cruise control fog lights, manual climate control, Bluetooth connectivity and USB media system. The "Distinctive" level of trim adds 17-inch sports alloys, red Brembo brake calipers, rear parking sensors and chrome/aluminium detailing.
To celebrate the new engine for the MiTo, not only is there a five-year warranty on offer until the end of September as well as the very handy zero toad tax, but there's also a new colour - Ametista Black - a metallic black with a purple hue.
Priced from £14,150 for the entry level "Sprint", up to £15, 350 for the "Distinctive" top trim model, they're available now.
By Georgia Lewis
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