170bhp model expected next year;
9 September 2009

Alfa Romeo has launched its Mito Cloverleaf at the Frankfurt motor show.

The 170bhp Mito is powered by Alfa’s revolutionary new 1.4-litre MultiAir engine. It will be badged as Quadrifoglio Verde at the show, but it will take the iconic Cloverleaf name when sales in the UK start early next year.

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Alfa is also displaying two other Mito MultiAirs, both equipped with the 1.4-litre engine. One will produce 105bhp, while the other puts out 135bhp.

The Italian firm will be showing the 2010 range of 159, Spider and Brera models equipped with its two new engines. The 200bhp 1750 TBi and the 170bhp 2.0 JTDm will be on show.

Alfa is also be exhibiting the Alfa 8C Competizione and Alfa 8C Spider at Frankfurt.

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9 September 2009

Nice! Are these multiair engines all turbo or just the 135 and 170hp versions? I hope the 2010 version has softer springs plus firmer dampers so it rides and handles better. If nothing else just to shut up the moaners who complain the Mito does not ride like a Jaguar despite being just as bouncy as it's chief competition the Mini.

9 September 2009

[quote Cheltenhamshire]

I hope the 2010 version has softer springs plus firmer dampers so it rides and handles better. If nothing else just to shut up the moaners who complain the Mito does not ride like a Jaguar despite being just as bouncy as it's chief competition the Mini.

[/quote] Huh? Iz u comparing unrealiable sports cars to unrealiable luxuary cars?

9 September 2009

Forum character, please don't bother replying to any of my questions / posts / statments etc.

Thankyou.

9 September 2009

[quote Cheltenhamshire]Are these multiair engines all turbo or just the 135 and 170hp versions?[/quote]

Just the 135 & 170 are turbo'd

The 95 BHP non-turbo and the 120 & 155 engines remain as well

9 September 2009

[quote Autocar]It will be badged as Quadrifoglio Verde at the show, but it will take the iconic Cloverleaf name when sales in the UK start early next year.
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Quadrifoglio means Cloverlef, so not sure what AC is trying to say here...

In Italy they used to have Verde (Green) and Oro (Gold), I think the Cloverleaf Gold model was more highly specced out.

9 September 2009

The Italian designation is Quadrifoglio Verde, as you say, this means Green (Quadri Four?) Cloverleaf So, I've no idea what AC are on aboyut either! It sounds like they'll just call it Cloverleaf to make it simpler oevr here. It'll always be Quadrifoglio Verde to me!

9 September 2009

The Cloverleaf, along with the new MultiAir TBi engine will also get variable electronic suspension which works along side the DNA system to give various levels of ride firmness and handling. Also a next generation 6 six-speed short-throw gearbox is going in too!

This will transform the already very good MiTo.

I want one! This is really smart, technologically advanced little car. Looks amazing in white too!

Who wants a a Cooper S now???

9 September 2009

Autocar ..... image obsessed people who can't afford a new BMW or Audi will gravitate toward the Mini as they do now.

However .... I think the Mito was just a few springs / shocks away from being a cracker .... so new engines, gearboxes and suspension makes for exciting times!

9 September 2009

[quote Cheltenhamshire]However .... I think the Mito was just a few springs / shocks away from being a cracker [/quote]

Not to mention a styling makeover of the fugly front end.

10 September 2009

So no Milano on the Alfa stand at Frankfurt? That a definite?

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