The new Alfa Romeo MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde is the compact cars' dynamic soul. It conquered those European customers who were sensitive to Italian style and to technical excellence aimed at providing driving satisfaction in total safety.
The Alfa Romeo MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde is identified by a sporty look featuring a rear spoiler, a sports bumper with extractor beside the new burnished finish for mirror fairings, front grille, door handles, front and rear headlight frames and 17" alloy wheels with red brake callipers standing out. The all matt Magnesio Grey body colour for the MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde enhances this compact sports car's aggressive design and highlights the 'Quadrifoglio Verde' logo located under the side direction indicator.
The black interior respects the exterior style and at the same time features a long series of developments which underline this model's most sporty and dynamic spirit. This is highlighted by the new moulded leather steering wheel with contrasting white stitching, the new instruments with QV logo, the Competizione dashboard with 'carbon look' finish and the new special mats. Inside, black leather is used to cover the handbrake lever (with white stitching) and the gear lever boot (with white and green stitching).
Engine and transmission
The engine is the heart and at the same time the true strength of every Alfa Romeo model. And the new MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde is no exception. In terms of sports design and strong personality, the car introduces the new 1.4 MultiAir Turbo Petrol engine which, in combination with the next generation 6-speed double dry clutch 'Alfa TCT', develops a maximum power of 170 HP at 5500 rpm and a maximum torque of 230 Nm at 2500 rpm (it increases to 250 Nm at 2500 rpm in Dynamic mode).
The piÃ¨ce de rÃ©sistance of this engine version is its outstanding weight/power ratio, which has always been one of the key factors behind the success of Alfa Romeo cars on the road and the race track.
A desire to be ahead of its time is encoded in the DNA of the Alfa Romeo MiTo and is confirmed by the new engine: after being the first car to offer the revolutionary MultiAir engine, it is now the first car in Italy to offer the next-generation Alfa TCT matched with the 135 HP 1.4 MultiAir Turbo engine (awarded Best New Engine of the Year 2011 by an international panel of experts) and Start&Stop system.
The heart of MultiAir is a new electro hydraulic valve management system that reduces fuel consumption by controlling air directly via the inlet valves (without using the throttle) and reduces polluting emissions too (via combustion control). As befits a flag-bearer for the downsizing concept, MultiAir is a versatile technology that is easily applied to all petrol engines. Examples include the new 105 HP 0.9 TwinAir engine that has been recently introduced on the new 2014 MiTo.
The Alfa Romeo MiTo's most sporty model offers excellent performance. It reaches a top speed of 219 km/h and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in only 7.3 seconds with reduced emissions and fuel consumption. In the combined cycle, these values are respectively 5.4 l/100 km and 124 g/km of CO2 emissions. With respect to the previous Quadrifoglio Verde, both CO2 emissions (-11%) and fuel consumption (-10%) are improved.
Not to mention the fact that Alfa Romeo power units are distinguished by their unmistakable Alfa Romeo sound that emphasises the unique nature of the car while complying fully with type approval constraints and environmental aspects.
Standard equipment and options
True to its image of technological car, the new MiTo 'Quadrifoglio Verde' offers the very best that is currently available in the field of infotainment and on-board comfort. This is showcased by the comprehensive standard equipment inclusive of a special instrument panel with white graphics and 'Quadrifoglio Verde' logo, moulded sports steering wheel with white stitching and radio controls (8 buttons), fog lights, braking system 'by Brembo' and electrically adjustable heated door mirrors, aluminium kick plate with Quadrifoglio Verde logo, front seats with lumbar adjustment (with height-adjustable passenger seat).
The spoiler and sports rear bumper, the twin chrome exhaust tail pipes, the 17" alloy wheels with burnished finish, the external 'Quadrifoglio Verde' logo, the gear lever boot with double white and green stitching, the parking brake lever with white intersecting stitching, the door-handle burnished finish and front and rear light cluster frames come as standard.
Moreover, the new MiTo 'Quadrifoglio Verde' offers the new Uconnect system with 5" colour touchscreen as standard and is also available with a navigation system by Tom Tom. All you have to do is tap on the screen to download and play to your favourite music and rock your world. It is not by chance that since 2008 the MiTo has played the starring role in Alfa Romeo's communication campaign at concerts, events, DJ sets, exhibitions and high-level sessions sponsored by the brand.
Finally, the interiors can be equipped with Sabelt seats with a wraparound carbon fibre backrest made with the innovative RTM (Resin Transfer Moulding) technology, which teams great mechanical resistance with smaller dimensions and lightness. The Alfa Romeo logo stands out in the central part of the AlcantaraÂ® material. It is all embellished with new white and green stitching that highlights the craftsmanship of the product, found on the leather trim of the gearbox and steering wheel, the latter complete with radio controls.
The main standard equipment of the MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde (for the Italian market) are:
New Alfa TCT
Inspired by the new Quadrifoglio Verde version, the new 'QV Line' pack will soon be debuting in the Distinctive trim level for all engines with the exception of the 70 HP 1.4 power unit.
The 'QV Line' MiTo will be identified by a special badge on the outside, a sports rear bumper and a refined burnished finish for front grille, door handles, 17" alloy wheels and front and rear light cluster frames. The 'QV Line' pack will also include the new black leather-coated steering wheel with contrasting white stitching and the black leather coating for parking brake (with white stitching), gear lever knob and boot (with white and green stitching).
Furthermore, the customer has a choice of three different types of seats with white and green stitching which reflect the interior mood by featuring either a black fabric with Alfa Romeo logo (standard equipment) or, alternatively, a fine Frau leather coating or a sporty carbon-fibre shell by Sabelt.
The main features of the Pack QV Line for MiTo are:
Glossy Antracite trim on grille, handles, mirrors, front and rear light cluster frames