Friday, February 18, 2011

Alfa Romeo MiTo (Cloverleaf) Quadrifoglio – Frankfurt catchup

The Alfa MiTo Cloverleaf unveiled at Frankfurt

The Alfa MiTo Cloverleaf unveiled at FrankfurAlfa Romeo has unveiled the MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde at Frankfurt – the Alfa Romeo MiTo Cloverleaf in the UK.We’re still not completely convinced that Alfa has given up on the idea of the MiTo GTA, but the launch at Frankfurt of the Alfa Romeo MiTo Quadrifoglio probably signals that this is as hot as the MiTo is going to get. But we live in hope.

The MiTo Cloverleaf gets a hot version of the Fiat 1.4 Multair engine, producing 170bhp and mated to a new six-speed ‘box specially designed to deliver swift gear changes. For some reason Alfa hasn’t released performance figures for the Quadrifoglio, but it should be pretty competitive. Fuel economy is distinctly reasonable at an average 49mpg.

The MiTo Cloverleaf gets Dynamic Suspension, which offers constantly controlled electronic shock absorbers to manage the MiTo’s dynamics. The Dynamic Suspension offers choice of three modes – Normal, All Weather and Dynamic to suit mood and conditions. And if it’s half as good as that on the normal MiTo’s it’s one of the best systems around.

A fine effort from Alfa, and if this is as hot as the MiTo is going to get we can live with it. All the bumph in the Alfa Romeo MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde Press Release.


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