78 mpg Alfa Romeo MiTo 1.3 JTDM-2 SprintApril 28, 2011
A new 95 g/km CO2 Alfa Romeo MiTo 1.3 JTDm-2 Sprint is now available, capable of 78.5 mpg.
With its 85 bhp, it’s still capable of 108 mph and 0-62 mph in 12.9 seconds, however it’s exempt from the London Congestion Charge, road tax and first registration fee.
Business users can also claim 100 per cent capital allowance in the first year of ownership.
The 1.3 JDT M -2 85 bhp Sprint costs £14,650 and is part of a significantly revised MiTo range, with lower entry prices combined with higher standard specifications.
The MiTo sports compact range has been streamlined from 17 versions to nine, with both Turismo and Lusso trim levels being replaced with the Sprint; entry-level versions are now known as Progression, and Distinctive and Quadrifoglio Verde versions replace Veloce and Cloverleaf.
Prices have been reduced across the range, and now start at £12,250 for the entry level 1.4 8v Progression, rising to £17,955 for the 1.4 TB MultiAir 170bhp Quadrifoglio Verde.
Distinctive (formerly Veloce) and Quadrifoglio Verde (Cloverleaf) both have additional equipment, including Cruise Control, Sports pedals and rear parking sensors.
Apart from the 1.3 JTD M -2 unit, two other new engines become available: a 1.4 8v 78 bhp (available in Progression and Sprint, replacing the 1.4 16v 95 bhp unit) for lower emissions, better MPG, and with Start & Stop as standard; and the 1.4 MultiAir 105 bhp (available with Sprint or Distinctive trims) for more power, torque and MPG (compared to the 1.4 16v 95bhp engine).
The Alfa MiTo will also become available in Metal Bronze, a new colour for the Alfa range, having been previewed at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. On Progression and Sprint versions, it can also be chosen with new Sprint Bronze upholstery.