Turin, 25 February 2015: With its sporting style and roadworthiness, which has made it a recognised point of reference in its category, the new MiTo Racer version makes its debut in Geneva this year targeting a more mature clientele that is interested in new tendencies, as suggested by the numerous chromed stylistic elements and the brown eco-leather upholstery for a vintage look which indicates a sophisticated and contemporary style.
Available on the main European markets from the end of April, the new MiTo Racer, displayed at the exhibition, sports a new white scheme – with seven more to choose from among which slate grey – and an elegant polished finishing for the 17″ alloy wheels and wing-mirrors. The new special series also features a satin-chrome finish for the door-handles and the front and rear light frames, a rear sport bumper, spoiler and chromed exhaust-pipe.
Even greater attention has been given to the interior, where the dark sporting character is enhanced by all-new grey textile seats with brown eco-leather for a vintage effect, matching stitching, and the Alfa Romeo words on the front headrests. Leather cladding with brown stitching also features on the sports steering wheel with radio controls, the gear-stick cover, and the hand-brake.
A further classical touch may be seen in the carpets with Alfa Romeo words and brown stitching, and the black Street dashboard. The standard kit includes manual temperature control and UConnect infotainment system with 5″ touchscreen with Bluetooth interface, Aux-in port, USB port and voice commands (SatNav upon request).
Safety in the MiTo Racer offers as standard 7 airbags, the Alfa DNA (with Q2 and DST electronic differential), the ESC system (including ASR and Hill Holder), fog lights and tyre pressure sensor.
The new version offers a wide range of engines to choose from, all of which are efficient, reliable, high-performing, and eco-friendly, for instance the multi-award-winning petrol 0.9 Turbo TwinAir 105 HP. For a higher performance, there is the turbo petrol 1.4 MultiAir 140 HP with automatic Alfa TCT that reaches a top speed of 209 km/h, 0-100 Km/h acceleration in 8.1 seconds, 5.4 l/100Km consumption, and 124 g/km of CO2 (combined cycle).
The range also includes the turbo diesel 1.3 JTDM 85 HP and 1.6 JTDM 120 HP, both second-generation Multijet engines, and the 1.4 GPL Turbo 120 HP, an exciting blend of power and technology that combines high-level performance with eco-friendliness and modest running costs.
Finally, the MiTo Racer range includes the petrol-driven 1.4 78 HP engine, which, with the turbo-diesel 1.3 JTDM 85 HP, makes it possible even for new drivers to enjoy an Alfa Romeo.
The example exhibited in Geneva sports the original “racer” sticker on the roof contrasting with the Hawthorn White finish. The vehicle is mounted with a petrol 0.9 Turbo TwinAir 105 HP engine with a sparkling personality – 105 HP (77 kW) at 5,500 revs/min and top torque of 145 Nm at 2,000 revs/min – and low consumption rates and CO2 emissions. And none of this detracts from its performance: top speed of 184 km/h and 0-100 km/h acceleration in 11.4 seconds.