Alfa Romeo has boosted the output of the radical two cylinder TwinAir engine in the Alfa Romeo MiTo TwinAir
by 20 PS, bringing it up to 105 PS (103.5 bhp/77kW) in total. The Lilliputian twin features multipoint fuel injection and turbocharging to achieve the relatively high power density of 120 PS per litre (118.3 bhp/litre; 88 kW/litre). The increased power does not come at the expense of fuel consumption nor emissions, and the TwinAir-powered MiTo features unchanged CO2
emissions of 99 g/km and fuel consumption on the European cycle of 5.0/3.8/4.2 litres per 100 km for the urban/extra-urban/combined regimes respectively.
The 875 cc engine is mated to a six speed manual gearbox, and kerb weight (including driver) is 1205 kg. Alfa Romeo claim a 184 km/h top speed, and an 11.4 second time for the 0-100 km/h sprint. No 'Ring times, official or otherwise, have been announced.
The MiTo TwinAir features ventilated disks fore and solid disks aft, and is equipped with ABS and servo assistance as standard. The wheels are 7J x 16s, and are shod with 195/55 section rubber.
Available in European markets from October, the more powerful MiTo TwinAir starts at £14 350 on the road in Sprint trim in the UK, and at €16 450 inclusive of MwSt (tax) in Germany in Junior trim.