Drive: Any colour, as long as it’s... Green

2010-06-25 09:51

Going green is the “in

thing” in the car ­industry as manufacturers try to lower their carbon ­dioxide

(CO2) emissions.

Alfa Romeo has joined the

­initiative and had their engineers from the Fiat Powertain Technologies (FPT)

design an engine that delivers high performance while significantly reducing

emissions and fuel consumption.

The end result is 10% more

power, 15% more torque and 10% less CO2 emissions with a reading of 139g/km. It

also delivers better throttle response and less turbo lag.

This optimisation occurs

due to the early intake valve closing as pump loss is eliminated, basically this

MultiAir technology gives new meaning to the air flow.

The new Mito 1.4 litre

MultiAir engine ­debuted last year and now completes the local market’s range

with two turbocharged models.

The 1.4 TBi Progression

kicks out 100kW of power, while the second and flagship model, 1.4 TBi

Quadrofoglio Verde, pushes 125kW.

According to Alfa Romeo:

“This flagship marks a positive return for the iconic cloverleaf badge which is

unashamedly close to every Alfista’s heart.”

The engine isn’t the only

addition, also included are innovative technologies such as the optional active

suspension and the ­emission-reducing Start&Stop.

Pricing ranges from

R227 900 for the Progression model to R264 000 for the Quadrofoglio.


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