Alfa will launch new TCT dual-clutch gearbox for the Giulietta and Mito at the Paris show
30 September 2010

Alfa Romeo has launched a dual-clutch automatic transmission for the Giulietta and Mito at the Paris motor show.

The six-speed ’box, called TCT, has been developed in-house at Fiat and uses a pair of dry clutches. It will be showcased at Paris in a Giulietta equipped with the 168bhp 1.4 MultiAir petrol engine. TCT will later be available with the 168bhp 2.0 JTDm model.

See the Paris show pics of the Alfa Giulietta

TCT-equipped Giuliettas will also include stop-start; CO2 emissions in the MultiAir version will be 121g/km.

The gearbox will also be available in the 133bhp 1.4 Mito; this car will be on Alfa’s show stand. The TCT Mito shaves 0.2sec off the manual’s 0-62mph of 8.4sec, while CO2 emissions are cut by 3g/km to 126g/km.

Alfa has also launched a new 138bhp, 258lb ft 2.0 JTDm diesel engine for the Giulietta at the Paris show. The turbodiesel has CO2 emissions of 119g/km and combined economy of 62.8mpg; Alfa is pitching it at the fleet market, as well as private buyers.

Other Alfa show exhibits include the revised 159 saloon and estate, equipped with a newly Euro 5-compliant 134bhp JDTm-2 diesel engine.

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14 September 2010

[quote Autocar]Alfa Romeo will launch its twin-clutch automatic transmission for the Giulietta[/quote] The more I read about the Giulietta the better it gets to my mind - a 1.4 Multiair with this TCT would seem to be the ideal combination. Even a Mito so equipped seems a more attractive (not visually though) proposition, both better than the manual in performance and in green credentials - almost too good to be true.


Enjoying a Fabia VRs - affordable performance

14 September 2010

[quote Autocar]The six-speed design, called TCT, has been developed in-house at Fiat and employs a pair of dry clutches.[/quote]

I just hope they've engineered it to be reliable. A tall order from Fiat/Alfa? The Volkswagen Group hasn't managed it yet with its DSG box, judging by the correspondence in some of the forums on this site, and look at the head start it's had!

14 September 2010

Poor result for Fiat's engineers. It took them 7 years to copy VW's DSG.

14 September 2010

[quote miecio]Poor result for Fiat's engineers. It took them 7 years to copy VW's DSG.
[/quote]

wonder how long it will take the always reliable Germans (NOT) to copy Multiair

14 September 2010

why do the Mito and Giulietta look like startled Koalas ???

new Alfa design

14 September 2010

Koala

See what I mean ??? ;o)

15 September 2010

This is great news!!.....i wonder how much more the multiair TCTwould cost over the manual version.......

15 September 2010

[quote streaky]

[quote Autocar]The six-speed design, called TCT, has been developed in-house at Fiat and employs a pair of dry clutches.[/quote]

I just hope they've engineered it to be reliable. A tall order from Fiat/Alfa? The Volkswagen Group hasn't managed it yet with its DSG box, judging by the correspondence in some of the forums on this site, and look at the head start it's had!

[/quote] bit of a lazy quote....check out jd power surveys to see how a passat fares in reliabilty before comparing it to an alfa...they are appalling. anyway,cant wait to try a twin clutch alfa....i used to own a abarth stilo with the normal semi auto and it was brilliant( as long as you lifted on up changes,not a huge effort)

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