Posted in Industry News
Submitted by Bill Smith on Thu, 15/09/2011 - 11:30
Alfa Romeo is back at the Frankfurt International Motor Show with world premieres and models currently in production, highlighting the uniqueness of the brand in the global car industry.
The star of the show is the Alfa Romeo MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde - an exclusive version with a powerful 170 hp 1.4 MultiAir TBi which will be brought to market after the launch of the other MultiAir engines.
Once a symbol of some of Alfa Romeo's sportiest cars, the “Quadrifoglio Verde” (four-leaf clover) now represents a new kind of sportiness that combines maximum driving pleasure with improved environmental qualities. This is shown by its outstanding weight/power ratio (6.7 kg/hp), ensuring top-class agility, and an exceptional category-leading specific power of 124 hp/litre. In addition, as far as the typical reduction in emissions and fuel consumption of downsizing is concerned, the 170 hp 1.4 MultiAir TBi records 139 g/km of CO2 and 4.8 l/100 km in the extra-urban cycle: figures you might expect from an economy car rather than a compact sports car that goes from 0 to 100 km/h in just over seven seconds.
Alongside the main attraction, the rest of the Alfa Romeo range will also be on display: the MiTo, the Brera, the Spider, the 159 (saloon and Sportwagon) and the 8C Competizione Coupé and Spider supercars. The cars on display feature the latest Alfa Romeo engine technology: the revolutionary 135 hp MultiAir 1.4 TBi, the powerful 200 hp 1750 TBi and the brilliant 170 hp 2.0 JTDm.
Source: Fiat Group Automobiles Press