Friday, May 20, 2011

Multijet II Turbo Diesel for Alfa Romeo MiTo

Alfa Romeo is ushering in the next generation of its diesel technology to the MiTo range in the UK with the introduction of the MultiJet II engine. Developed by Fiat Powertrain Technologies (FPT), the 1.3-liter JTDM II diesel comes with Start&Stop tech and a Diesel Particulate Filter. It develops an output of 95bhp at 4,000 rpm and 200Nm of peak torque at 1,500 rpm.
Hooked up to a five-speed manual gearbox, the new diesel unit gives the Italian hatchback a 0-62mph (100km/h) acceleration time of 11.6 seconds while returning 65.7mpg UK in the combined cycle (equal to 54.7 mpg US and 4.3 lt/100km) and emitting just 112g/km of CO2.
The 1.3-liter JTDM II is available with three trim levels - Turismo, Lusso and Veloce, with prices set at £13,995, £14,815 and £15,785 respectively.