Alfa Romeo MiTo Gets 2-Cylinder 105 HP TwinAir Engine, Interior and Exterior Updates for 2014MY

Alfa Romeo has discreetly unveiled the MiTo Model Year 2014, which is now available with the new 0.9-liter Turbo TwinAir engine developing 105 horsepower and with the 1.4 LPG Turbo engine developing 120 horsepower.

The TwinAir unit delivers 105 HP at 5,500 rpm and a peak torque of 145 Nm (107 lb-ft) at 2,000 rpm. Combined with a six-speed manual transmission, the engine averages 4.2 liters/100 km (56 mpg) on the combined cycle and emits 99 g/km of CO2. When equipped with this engine, the MiTo reaches a top speed of 184 km/h (114 mph) and sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 11.4 seconds.

The engine range for the MiTO MY 2014 includes two turbo diesel engines (the updated E5+ 86 HP 1.3 JTDM and the 120 HP 1.6 JTDM) and five petrol engines: the 70 HP 1.4, the 78 HP 1.4, the 135 HP 1.4 MultiAir Turbo (with manual or Alfa TCT automatic gearbox) and the 170 HP 1.4 MultiAir Turbo.

Styling tweaks include the subtly redesigned grille that now gets a chrome-plated frame, the burnished finishing of the front light clusters on all versions and the new Anthracite Grey body color.

On the inside, the Alfa MiTo has three new upholstery combinations – two new Evoluzione fabrics (black/titanium or black/red) for the Distinctive trim level and the new Heritage black with electrically welded Alfa Romeo badge for the Quadrifoglio Verde. Alfa also offers new dashboard customizing options, like the specific black version for the Progression model (Street dashboard) and the two shaded Evoluzione dashboard designs (grey-black or black-red) for the Distinctive trim line.

The MiTo also gets a multimedia system based on Uconnect that includes a 5-inch color touchscreen to access the radio and multimedia devices (mediaplayer, iPod, iPhone, smartphone) connectable via USB and the Aux-in connector. There are five available packs grouping the most popular optional equipment and accessories for the Distinctive and Superbike trim levels.

The base MiTo 70hp 1.4-liter Impression model is priced from €14,800 ($19,750) in Italy, while the top-of-the-range 170hp Quadrifoglio Verde starts from €22,250 ($29,680).

By Dan Mihalascu

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