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Brand New Alfa Romeo Mito 1.4 8V 3dr

Available at Alfa Romeo branches
From £13,840
£1449 deposit
£169 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

External temperature gaugeMulti function display
PASRemote control boot opening
Trip computer 


Radio/CD + MP3 

Exterior Features

Adjustable headlightsAutomatic headlights
Body colour bumpersChrome exhaust tailpipes
Electric windows one touch open/closeElectrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Follow me home headlightsHeated rear window
LED tail lightsRear spoiler
Rear wiperSatin effect door handles
Satin effect headlight surroundsSports rear bumper

Interior Features

2 rear head restraintsAdjustable steering wheel
Cloth upholsteryFront head restraints
Front reading lightsHeight adjustable driver's seat
Leather steering wheel and gearknob with steering wheel mounted audio controlsPassenger sunvisor


3 point seatbelts on all seatsAirbags - windowbags
Driver/Front Passenger airbagsDriver/front passenger side airbags
Drivers knee airbagFront passenger airbag deactivation
Traction controlTyre pressure monitoring system
VDC with hill holder (ABS + ASR + EBD + Brake assist) 


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

Technical specification


CO2 (g/km)130Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1368Compression Ratio11.1:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)72Cylinders - Stroke (mm)84
Gears5 SPEEDNumber of Valves8

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)50.4EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)61.4EC Urban (mpg)38.7


Badge Engine CC1.4Badge Power78
Coin Description16VInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0711E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years8Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 


0 to 62 mph (secs)13Engine Power - BHP78
Engine Power - KW57Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6000Engine Torque - LBS.FT85
Engine Torque - MKG11.7Engine Torque - NM115
Engine Torque - RPM3000Top Speed103


Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front195/55 R16
Tyre Size Rear195/55 R16Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style5 HOLEWheel Type16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions


Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)45Gross Vehicle Weight1640
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)950Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)270
Max. Loading Weight560Max. Roof Load40
Max. Towing Weight - Braked500Minimum Kerbweight1080
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



Thanks to models like BMW's MINI and Citroen's DS3, small car owners who can afford to spend a little more are better served than ever before. They drive something supermini-sized, not because they have to but because they want to, and are basing their decision on looks, styling and performance as much as on economy and urban practicality. Alfa Romeo's MiTo (the name derives from Milano and Torino) is Alfa's chic alternative with a prestige badge and space inside that shames a MINI. It also helps that its styling is quintessentially Italian and that concerns over build and reliability, which have notoriously plagued the marque in the eyes of older UK drivers, have been largely laid to rest in recent years. This car based on proven underpinnings shared by the Vauxhall Corsa and Fiat Punto but offers a much more passionate package. Here's how to find a used example.


While Alfa Romeo's stablemate brand Fiat has long had a history of producing diminutive cars ideal for congested cities, the Alfa Romeo badge has traditionally been seen on the bonnet of sportier, more shapely models. Launched at the beginning of 2009, the MiTo proved Alfa had not given up on its sporty pedigree and love of style, but that it had recognised the need to produce a smaller car that appealed as much to the budget as to the heart. However, rather than start from scratch, Alfa turned to Vauxhall and good friends Fiat and took the Corsa and Punto supermini underpinnings as their starting point. This provides a sound foundation in terms of build quality, proven durability and engineering know-how. The three-door hatch MiTo was launched in the UK early in 2009 with Turismo, Veloce and Lusso trim levels. Initially, the range was based around older petrol engines borrowed from the Punto, a 95bhp 1.4 16v and the turbocharged 1.4 TB (120bhp and 150bhp). There were also 1.3 and 1.6 JTDm diesels. A 78bhp 1.4-litre petrol unit was quickly added to an entry-level Junior model to give the range an affordable lead-in price (and make MINIs look expensive), but the real changes came with the introduction of clever MultiAir 1.4-litre petrol units in the Spring of 2010. Most buyers opted for the 135bhp version of this unit, but there was also an even cleverer 170bhp variant fitted to the hot hatch Cloverleaf flagship model, which also featured active suspension, a first for its class. An entry-level 105bhp version of this engine was kept back until 2011. Work was also done on the diesel front, with the introduction in mid-2010 of a torquey 95bhp 1.3-litre JTDm2 unit to replace the older diesel 1.3, with the same technology used in a 1.6-litre JTDm2 diesel, also kept back until 2011.

What You Get

Not for Alfa a supermini of box-like proportions or humdrum hatch-back styling. The MiTo styling turns heads with its tear-drop headlights and distinctive grille. Design passion and flair is evident in a car that fans will recognise shares front end styling traits with the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione supercar. The looks are not just for show as the MiTo is extremely aerodynamic with a drag coefficient of just 0.29, a great bonus in terms of fuel efficiency and performance. Many consider the MiTo's interior to be one of the best available in any Alfa Romeo currently available. The gaming and iPod generation will feel particularly at home, as standard across the range is the MP3-compatible radio and CD player featuring the controls mounted on the steering wheel. Fans of music on the move might seek out a used version which has the optional Bose audio system installed. Air conditioning is also standard across the range and Alfa Romeo have made a feature of safety with seven airbags, anti-whiplash head restraints and hazard warning lights that flash under emergency braking. These items are fitted in all trim levels, which should make used car shopping easier. There is also a wide range of electronic technology, including ABS brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution to maximise their effectiveness, Vehicle Dynamic Control (which co-ordinates with ASR anti-skid control) and Cornering Brake Control to keep things relaxed when conditions turn wet, slippery or icy. Well built and durable, while the MiTo is a three-door hatch, the rear seats will accommodate a couple of adults, though clambering into the rear can be a bit of a tussle. At just 4.1-metres long, 1.7-metres wide and 1.4-metres tall, the MiTo will fit into any garage and even the tightest city parking slot should not pose a problem. The MiTo's Euro 5 engines are highly efficient, even more so if you get an example built after early 2010 which will feature standard Start-Stop technology that cuts the engine in traffic or at the lights to save fuel. Cheapest to run is the 1.3-litre JTDm2 diesel which returns 65.7mpg on the combined cycle with CO2 emissions of just 112g/km. The 135bhp 1.4-litre MultiAir turbocharged petrol returns 50.4mpg on the combined cycle with CO2 of 129g/km, impressive given the car's performance. Expect insurance in the 8 to 18 range on the 1-50 groupings scale.

What You Pay

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What to Look For

Alfa were very happy to report not only that early model MiTos were relatively free of niggling and teething faults but that in the first three months of the car going on sale in the UK, they had eradicated all the early owner complaints made under warranty. Because it is based on the Vauxhall Corsa and also shares many components with the Fiat Punto, reliability and durability of most major parts is proven. Perhaps this is why Alfa are happy to recommend service intervals of two years and 18,000 miles. Still relatively fresh to the used car market, a full service history is a must and this needs to have been done by a franchised dealer or authorised repairer if the car is under three years old to protect the warranty. Junior and Turismo trim levels are not as sought after as the Lusso and Veloce and for real Alfa fans, the only colour is red. The pick of the crop is probably the 135bhp 1.4-litre MultiAir petrol model.

Replacement Parts

A clutch assembly is around £140. Front brake pads £22 a set and rear brake pads £19 a set. A radiator is about £95, an alternator about £220 and a starter motor £105.

On the Road

Supermini aside, every Alfa Romeo is expected to drive well, to give owners the sort of buzz that other cars just cannot match. The MiTo makes a fair fist of doing just that, starting with the DNA system. It stands for Dynamic - Normal - All Weather and fine-tunes the steering, throttle response and stability control according to what is happening with the weather and to match your preferred style of driving. If you take the 135bhp 1.4-litre petrol version, expect 0-6omph in 8.4s with the five speed standard manual gearbox, though this will take fractionally longer if you find a car with the 6-speed TCT twin-clutch semi-automatic gearbox. On the Cloverleaf version, this becomes a short-shift six speed manual for truly impressive lag-free gear shifts. The diesels are not to be overlooked entirely however, given their appealing fuel economy figures and their torque. The 1.6-litre diesel is impressive but why pay more for it when the 95bhp 1.3 diesel turns out 200Nm of torque, which kicks in very handily when you accelerate to overtake and on the road drives more effectively than the on-paper 0-60mph time of 11.6s would have you believe.


The Mito pulls off a neat trick by combining sprightly performance and handling along with decent fuel economy in a package that is a genuine stylistic treat. Fans of the not so mini MINI may not agree, nor those who believe small cars should be functional and boxy, but the MiTo adds pizzaz to a supermini sector that more motorists are turning to. It's very pretty, goes well, and is fast building a reputation for reliability and trouble-free motoring, thanks to its proven Vauxhall/Fiat underpinnings. The 1.4-litre petrol engines range from super-frugal to impressively fast and the diesel 1.3 could be the surprise of the lot with its torque, mid-range acceleration and economy. Cap it all with impressive levels of equipment as standard and excellent safety ratings and this is a genuinely impressive used supermini contender.

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Video walkaround Alfa Romeo Mito 1.4 8V 3dr

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Personal contract purchase (PCP)

Representative finance example
Monthly payment£169
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate1.4%
Cash price£13,840
Alfa Romeo deposit£1750
Credit amount£10,641
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£3101
Total amount payable£12,503
Contract mileage24000
Excess mileage charge6.0p per mile
APRFixed 1.5% APR representative

The benefits of PCP

  • Low monthly payments
  • A new car every three or four years
  • Flexible mileage options available
  • Pay the guaranteed future value at the end of your contract if you want to buy the car

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