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67 Alfa Romeo Mito0.9 TB TwinAir Speciale 3dr

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Alfa Romeo DNA controllerCruise control
External temperature gaugeMulti function display
PASRear parking sensor
Remote control boot openingTrip computer

Entertainment

Radio/CD + MP3 

Exterior Features

Adjustable headlightsAutomatic headlights
Body colour bumpersChrome effect window sills
Chrome exhaust tailpipesDark glossy door handle
Dark tinted rear privacy glassDarkened headlamps
Electric windows one touch open/closeElectrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Fog lightsFollow me home headlights
Heated rear windowLED tail lights
Rear spoilerRear wiper
Sports rear bumper 

Interior Features

12V socket2 rear head restraints
Adjustable steering wheelAluminium kick plate
Aluminium pedals and footrestDark headlining
Driver + passenger lumbar supportDriver + passenger vanity mirrors
Flat bottom sports leather steering wheel with red stitchingFloor mats
Front armrest with storage boxFront head restraints
Front reading lightsFront seat back storage pockets
Height adjustable driver's seatLeather steering wheel and gearknob with steering wheel mounted audio controls
Passenger sunvisorSports seats

Safety

3 point seatbelts on all seatsAirbags - windowbags
Driver/Front Passenger airbagsDriver/front passenger side airbags
Drivers knee airbagFront passenger airbag deactivation
Red painted brake calipersTraction control
Tyre pressure monitoring systemVDC with hill holder (ABS + ASR + EBD + Brake assist)

Security

Alarm/immobiliser/remote central lockingDeadlocks

Trim

Sports dials with white illumination 

Wheels

Space saver spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)99Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC875Compression Ratio10.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders2
Cylinders - Bore (mm)80.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)86
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves8
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)67.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)74.3EC Urban (mpg)56

General

Badge Engine CC0.9Badge Power105
Coin DescriptionTB TwinAirCoin SeriesSpeciale
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0714EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years8
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)11.4Engine Power - BHP105
Engine Power - KW77Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5500Engine Torque - LBS.FT107
Engine Torque - MKG14.8Engine Torque - NM145
Engine Torque - RPM2000Top Speed114

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front205/45 R17Tyre Size Rear205/45 R17
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel Style5 HOLE
Wheel Type17" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1446Length4063
Wheelbase2511Width1720

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)45Gross Vehicle Weight1690
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)950Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)270
Max. Loading Weight560Max. Roof Load40
Max. Towing Weight - Braked500Minimum Kerbweight1130
No. of Seats4Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.25
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Alfa Romeo Mito TwinAir

Can a tiny 875cc petrol engine work in a sporty supermini? Jonathan Crouch takes a look at the Alfa Romeo Mito TwinAir.

Ten Second Review

Putting an 875cc two-cylinder petrol engine into an Alfa Romeo Mito might seem a recipe for a woefully underpowered disappointment, but in fact the TwinAir models are a real hoot to drive with a charismatic engine, a decent chassis and strong fuel economy, if not anything like as strong as its manufacturer claims.

Background

The Fiat Group's TwinAir engine is probably familiar to most as a powerplant of quite staggering ingenuity that's fitted to the Fiat 500 citycar. It's less well known as an installation in the model we look at here, Alfa Romeo's little Mito. Is fitment into a premium-badged supermini a step too far for this tiny engine? After all, the Fiat weighs a full 200kg less. Equipping the Mito with this TwinAir unit undoubtedly makes sense, given the current trend for downsizing into smaller engines. And they don't come a great deal smaller in passenger cars than the 875cc two cylinder TwinAir unit. But the Mito has always appealed with its sporty image. Can it work with such a modest powerplant?

Driving Experience

You probably don't give too much thought to your car's flywheel. I know I don't. But if you're thinking of buying an Alfa Mito TwinAir, perhaps you should. In the Alfa, the dual-mass flywheel fundamentally changed the feel of the TwinAir engine. There's still the thrum of a two-cylinder engine but there's not the hard edge of the Fiat installation. It's a good deal more refined - and better for it. Really mash the throttle and it sounds properly purposeful though and acceleration is smooth, if not hugely vivid, 62mph arriving in 11.4 seconds on the way to a 114mph top speed. The DNA drive system has been tweaked for this model but there's still the familiar 'Dynamic', 'Normal' and 'All-weather' driving modes. 'Dynamic' gives the steering some more heft, a fruitier exhaust note and enables the full 105bhp and 145Nm of grunt, while 'Normal' and 'All-weather' tweak the power and torque back a little. Switching between the settings certainly provokes a clear change in the car's nature. In 'Dynamic' mode, the Mito attacks a corner with sharp turn in and very good body control but there's some understeer when you really resolve to throttle on. The front end is 10 per cent lighter than it is in a Mito equipped with the cheaper 1.4-litre four-cylinder engine but the steering doesn't offer a ton of feedback. The long throw manual gearshift feels a little old fashioned but the brakes have a decent amount of bite. The driving position offers plenty of adjustment for both seat and wheel.

Design and Build

The most recent visual changes made to this revised Mito are supposed to bring it into line with the brand's flagship Giulia saloon. Hence the revised front sports grille, the dark-finish headlamp bezels, the smarter rear bumper design and the restyled alloy wheels. Inside, all models get upgraded seat upholsteries, 'Uconnect Live' media services and a smarter finish on the centre console, dashboard and door trims. The touch points in the car are notably better than they used to be and there's a Uconnect five-inch, touch-screen infotainment system with voice recognition, Bluetooth, steering wheel remote controls, USB/AUX-in ports and optional satellite navigation. The driving position in the Mito remains lower and more sporty than you'll encounter in the majority of superminis but there's a good degree of adjustment in the seat and steering wheel so drivers can adapt it to their own tastes. The boot is fairly modest at 270-litres and there's quite a high lip which means items have to be lowered inside.

Market and Model

There are three trim levels offered to buyers of this variant: 'Mito', 'Super' and 'Speciale'. Prices start at just over £14,500 and rise to just over £17,000. Even with entry-level trim, buyers can expect to find air conditioning, a leather steering wheel and gear shifter and Alfa Romeo's Uconnect five-inch colour touch screen infotainment system with Bluetooth, voice recognition, USB and aux-in inputs, plus steering wheel remote controls. In terms of safety, the base Mito is equipped with Vehicle Dynamic Control (stability, braking and traction control with hill-holder), TPMS (tyre pressure monitoring) and seven airbags, while its visual appeal is enhanced with 15-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler and titanium grey headlight and rear light surrounds. If you really like your Alfas though, the trim level you'll really want is the sporty 'Super' spec. With a Mito Super, you get 17-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights, special upholstery with Eco-Leather side bolstering, aluminium for the sports pedals, footrest and kickplates, plus chrome-effect window sills and satin-effect door handles.

Cost of Ownership

There's been quite a bit of controversy about the TwinAir engine's economy figures. Many accuse the designers of having built an engine that excels at the art of 'cycle-beating' which in layman's terms is the ability to do really well on the automated NEDC fuel economy test but less well in the real world. There's an element of truth in this. Alfa reckon the combined fuel economy figure is 67.3mpg, but many testers have found the average they've returned is a lot less than that. As ever, it'll depend on how you drive. Emissions are pegged at just 99g/km, which is an excellent figure for a petrol car that's this much fun to drive. Residual values are also stacking up quite well and there will always be a ready market for stylish small cars that are economical to run.

Summary

There's a lot to be said these days for a car that feels so much faster than it is. It's relatively easy to buy a model that makes driving fast feel about as exciting as creosoting a fence, but the Alfa Mito TwinAir is the opposite. It makes travelling at modest speeds fun. The 875cc turbocharged petrol engine is charismatic and technically interesting - and is a whole lot more rewarding to drive than its on-paper performance figures would suggest. Switch the car into 'Dynamic' mode, throw it at a few corners and you'll realise you've got that rare thing, namely a stylish, fun car that doesn't cost the earth to run. What could have been a really bad idea actually turns out to be a bit of a masterstroke from Alfa Romeo. We've seen so many 'nearly' cars from the marque down the years that it's good to see one that requires no excuses. Don't get too hung up on the fact that it won't achieve the published fuel consumption figures and you should have very few causes for complaint.

Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
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Space
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Styling
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Build
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Value
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Equipment
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Economy
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Depreciation
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Insurance
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