Alfa Romeo Mito QV
The Alfa Romeo MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde was launched at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show with the 170 hp 1.4 MultiAir TBi engine and the C635 gearbox. This engine’s best feature is its weight/power ratio of 6.7 kg/hp. This is a particularly important value because it proves the effectiveness of downsizing, aimed at producing high-tech engines to get better performance allied with sharp reductions in fuel consumption and emissions.
The dynamic suspension system (consisting of four electronically controlled shock absorbers, five accelerometric sensors, a control unit and an interface with Alfa DNA) was developed by combining Alfa Romeo road testing with the latest engineering techniques from Magneti Marelli. The suspension interacts perfectly with the three different control strategies of the Alfa DNA system. In “Normal”, agility is combined with a higher level of comfort, whereas in “All Weather”, the safety features are enhanced by continual interaction between the Vehicle Dynamic Control stability system, the steering and the suspension. Finally, in “Dynamic”, the MiTo becomes a true sports car clinging to the ground and fit for any road: it is no coincidence that the system was developed at the historic Balocco test track and round the corners of the Nurburgring.
Alfa Romeo decided to give a sporty and technological feel to the Alfa Romeo MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde with high-quality finishes, attention to detail and a raft of features. One example is the 17″ satin titanium-finished wheels (based on the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione supercar). The same colour was used for the headlight frames and the wing mirrors, while the dark finish of the headlight parabolas is achieved by a brand new metal sublimation technology.
The interior also also had a refined sporty feel thanks to the all-black environment that ensures no reflections or distractions while driving. The technological aspect of this car is further enhanced by the sporty fabric used to upholster the seats, the modern dashboard and the white lighting on the instrument panel.
Alfa Romeo Mito QV
7,3 sec (Auto) / 7,4 sec (Manual)
|Top Speed (km/h)|
|Top Speed (mph)|
5,4 (Auto) / 6,0 (Manual)
124 g/km (Auto) / 139 g/km (ManuaL)
6 AT / 6 MT
1170 kg (Auto) / 1145 (Manual)
305 mm Ventilated Discs
271 mm Discs