2011 ALFA ROMEO MiTO IN EUROPE
2011 model year Alfa Romeo MiTo first shown at the 2011 Geneva Salon. For Italy and on other major European markets comes with a fresh batch of exterior colors, different seat upholsteries, new optional equipment and Euro 5 compliant engines all fitted as standard with a Start&Stop system.
2011 Alfa Romeo MiTo is offered in four trim levels (Progression, Distinctive, “Super” and Quadrifoglio Verde), while buyers can also choose from seven new alloy wheel designs and eleven body colors, among which a new metal-flake color called “Bronzo Metal”.
Thanks to the new Start&Stop system, fuel consumption is lower with the base 1.4-liter engine returning 5.6 liters/100 km (42 mpg) on the combined cycle, compared to 5.9 liters/100 km (39.9) of the 2010MY. The 135HP 1.4-liter Multiair turbo engine is now linked to a new-generation double-clutch TCT transmission that reduces the 0 to 100 km/h sprint to 8.2 seconds (0.2 seconds quicker). As for the diesel engines, Alfa announces that the service interval is now 35,000 km (21,750 miles).
2011 VORSTEINER BMW M3 BOOT
Vorsteiner has given us a first glimpse of its upcoming carbon fiber boot lid for the latest BMW 3-Series Convertible (E93). The new boot lid incorporates a built in “duck bill” spoiler similar to the one found on the BMW M3 CSL special of the E46 series.
According to Vorsteiner, it will be lightest cabriolet boot lid available in the market to date, while the company added that all OE mount points will be carried over for uninterrupted usage of the folding hardtop mechanism.