Alfa Romeo will be unveiling some updates for their Guiletta hatch and MiTo city car along with the new 4C sports concept at this year’s Frankfurt Auto Show next month.
Beginning with the Guiletta, Alfa Romeo will be debuting a new double-clutch TCT transmission for the 1.4L turbocharged MultiAir gasoline and 2.0L turbocharged diesel engines on the Guiletta. The new transmission is said to boost fuel economy to 45.2 mpg US for the gas engine and 52.3 mpg US for the diesel. Performance was also kept in mind as the new transmission still maintains the performance of the previous models not equipped with the dual-clutch system (0-60 in 7.7 seconds for the 1.4L MultiAir and 7.9 seconds for the diesel).
Alfa Romeo’s MiTo city car update includes a new 900cc turbocharged two-cylinder engine that first made an appearance in the Fiat 500 and won Ward’s “International Engine of the Year 2011” award. The new two-banger makes 85hp and depending on the trim level can produce as little as 81 lb-ft of torque to as much as 107 lb-ft.
Pricing and available should be released at the world debut in Frankfurt.
– By: Chris Chin