New two-pot Alfa Romeo Mito costs from £14,150, and Italian firms claims it's capable of 67mpg
16 July 2012

The Alfa Romeo Mito is now available with Fiat’s TwinAir powerplant, a unit previously only available on the Fiat 500, Punto and Panda. The two-cylinder Mito costs from £14,150. 

The turbocharged, 875cc, two-pot engine has a power output of 84bhp. Alfa Romeo claims that the TwinAir-powered Mito will achieve a combined fuel economy of 67.3mpg, with 98g/km of CO2. 

Performance figures are a claimed 12.5sec to 62mph from standing, with a 108mph top speed.

Despite the initial purchase premium over the £12,500 1.4-litre 8v base model, the new Mito variant is road tax and London Congestion Charge exempt, saving buyers ‘up to £2500 per year’, according to the Italian firm's figures.

Two trim levels are offered on the Mito TwinAir – Sprint and Distinctive (priced at £15,130) - the latter of which features 17-inch sports alloys, chrome touches to the car’s exterior, and red brake callipers. 

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16 July 2012

£2500 a year if you travel into the Congestion charge on a daily basis.

I like the idea of the Mito, always have, but the execution isn't the best. I think this engine will have the same affect as it does in the Punto.

16 July 2012

Isn't the Congestion charge co2 threshold due to be lowered fairly soon?

16 July 2012

I agree with superstevie.

 

 

16 July 2012

It the EU not Alfa who claim it will do 67 mpg.

It wont.

 

 

17 July 2012

What an abomination!

An Alfa with only 2 cylinders - they may as well have bought Ducati because 2 cylinders are all they can offer at absurd prices! That is why bike racing regs have had to be interfered with for years so that the Japanese makes didn't walk away with all the trophies.

Personally I want at least 4 cylinders on a motorbike and for a car 4 is an absolute minimum, with 6 or 8 infinitely preferable.

 

17 July 2012

Why's it taken so long for the MiTo to get the TwinAir treatment?

17 July 2012

Fidji5 wrote:

Why's it taken so long for the MiTo to get the TwinAir treatment?

Maybe they wanted to see how well it did in the 500 before putting it in the Punto/MiTo platform. When they seen it was doing well, they could ramp up production to put it in these cars.

17 July 2012

Amazing though the TwinAir engine is, Fiat has obviously not learnt that 875cc can only do so much, and whilst it suits the 500 and the Panda, it didn't suit the Punto! ... And to option 17" sports alloys and red callipers on an 'Alfa Romeo' that does 0-62 in a tardy 12.5 seconds is embarrassing to say the least!! ...

18 July 2012

However good this power unit is and there are real doubts as to whether the claimed economy is really there, the image is completely wrong for a vehicle of this kind. Concrete mixers and dumper trucks have two (or three) cylinder engines, not fairly high end motorcars.

The Mito is the sort of vehicle one would dearly love to challenge the German hegemony in partnership with the DS3 but, instead, it seems to be losing out to the latter as well as the A.1. A colleague who is a long standing Alfa owner, borrowed one whilst his vehicle was being serviced and was singularly unimpressed. He felt that the ride was unduly hard and the handling unimpressive.

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