Alfa Romeo Mi.To : News & Reports : Motoring : Web Wombat

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Alfa Romeo Mi.To

: Sporty, Italian

fitout more like something a Ferrari

Does the new design or will Alfa Romeo

to make inroads into market share?

Sydney, Alfa Romeo’s new mini car be hot to trot when it comes to in ’09.

Packing more than even the Mini S, plus seven airbags as and dynamic chassis controls, Italian trend-setter is eyeing off the compact car crown.

Alfa has officially unveiled its hot little which will be launched in ’08 across Europe arriving in Australia in the middle of

It is aimed at young, successful men and aged between 18 and 30, but we’re there’ll be a much wider demographic than this.

all-new ultra-compact, ultra-sporty car, will be packaged three engine types: petrol, 1.4-litre turbocharged and 1.6-litre turbocharged diesel

Entry Level. The base with the 1.4-litre petrol develops 58kW (78hp) @ and with 125Nm of torque @ it makes a decent amount of for its small size. It goes zero to 100km/h in 12.3 and has a top speed of 165km/h.

Mid Level Diesel. The turbo-diesel engine develops 90kW and an impressive 320Nm of torque @ It’ll reach 198km/h and from zero to 100km/h in 8.0

If it’s performance you’re for, the 1.4-litre turbo will the model of choice, Alfa has mentioned that the Alfa Romeo Mi.To range will be further to include higher power and the introduction of other new features as the Multiair electronically controlled lift system and the innovative (double clutch) automatic

Update. Alfa Romeo have reportedly confirmed the of the ultra-sporty Mi.To GTA, will be powered by a 1.8-litre petrol engine that outgun the Renault Clio RS and the 155kW Mini Cooper JCW .

power of 169kW (230hp) is touted. We’ll have news on the new king of the sports hill when we get it.

Top Level Turbo. Extending the envelope, the 1.4 turbo petrol churns out 114kW (155hp) @ and 206Nm @ 3000rpm giving the Alfa Romeo Mi.To a top of 215km/h and a zero to 100km/h of 8.0 seconds flat.

Though not as fast as the Mini Cooper S, an even more powerful to launch in 2009 to challenge for the trophy.

At this stage manual transmissions are offered, but clear that a double automatic is on its way and will probably be when the car comes to Australia in

The new Mi.To model is an elegant European city car, and be a potent challenger for Mini’s company BMW.

Alfa will claim it’s not a of me too with the Mi.To, but with a size, similar outlook, and spunky styling, Mini will surely be intrigued.

Unlike the iconic Mini and 500 however, the Mi.To’s design is not on a classic car.

Flared arches give it sporty while spherical head and lights give it a cheeky like the Mini.

The Italian car is calling the Mi.To an ultra-compact, small car, which arrive in Australia in the middle of after it’s global in July 2008 .

The tiny new could be seen as a replacement for the Alfasud, the benchmark small car the 1970s that Alfa redefined small car performance a class leading chassis, performance and crisp styling.

slightly more than 4.0 long and 1.72 metres the new Mi.To is seriously small, but a prestige small car according to Romeo, one that is intensely on the driver, drawing on the iconic of the Alfa Romeo 8C and offering a performance orientated experience.

The Romeo 8C is the Italian car maker’s V8 sports car, and to be lumped in and design cues with so desirable can only be a benefit for the

The Mi.To’s family heritage can be in the grille, headlights and LED taillights Alfa Romeo. along the frameless side windows it with a coupe appearance. It genuinely be called a mini-Alfa 8C, reads the press release.

Alfa Romeo Mi.To

with a compact body and a new design, the Alfa Romeo promises to be highly competitive in all – performance, comfort, and safety.

It will incorporate a new system called the Alfa device, which is claimed to be a for a compact car. Simply the three settings that the car’s engine, brake, and suspension characteristics. The modes

Dynamic: supersporting for sporty

Normal: town driving and driving

All weather: maximum even in difficult grip for driving in bad weather

Some of the other driving that provide the vehicle optimum grip include Dynamic Control, a hill clutch, traction control, panic braking, and DST (Dynamic Torque) to improve the steering under hard acceleration.

systems are also class-leading: 7 are standard across the range, there 3-point seatbelts pretensioners and load limit the S.A.H.R. or Self Aligning Restraint system, and an advanced structure to protect occupants in collisions.

According to Alfa these technologies will set a new standard when allied to ABS brakes and a design developed to the highest EuroNCAP crash rating.

Along with one of the interior’s in the compact car class, a bold Italian style, of the features that buyers can include CD/MP3 stereo steering wheel controls and a hi-fi stereo is optional.

The device is a handsfree Bluetooth and advanced voice recognition in conjunction with Microsoft also features a USB port, MP3 and SMS interpreter, and sat nav will also be

Alfa Romeo has also the Mi.To can be ordered with leather seats, dual automatic climate control and a panoramic sun-roof.

The Mini’s of the luxury compact car market has for many years now, and it that Alfa Romeo is serious about wresting the from its German rival.

The name itself references Romeo’s history: the first two of Alfa Romeo’s spiritual Milan, plus the first two of Torino or Turin in its Anglicized the industrial Italian province the new compact luxury car will be

The Australian arm of Alfa Romeo that full pricing and for this market will be closer to the on sale date in the of 2009.

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