Alfa Romeo MiTo Gets Twin Clutch Gearbox
The six-speed gearbox is available with the 1.4 TB MultiAir 135 hp petrol engine. Also using a Start&Stop System, the vehicle, which needs 8.2 seconds to hit 62 mph, returns a fuel economy figure of 62.8 UK mpg (4.5 liters per 100 km) and emits 128 grams of CO2 per km.
“In detail, the operation of the ALFA TCT transmission is distinguished by maximum interaction with the vehicle's systems. To achieve the best performance on the road depending on driving conditions and on the driver's requests, the transmission interacts with the braking, engine control, Alfa D.N.A. vehicle dynamic control switch, Start&Stop, steering and vehicle stability control systems,” the press release states.
The Alfa MiTo 1.4 TB MultiAir with ALFA TCT can be ordered in Lusso and Veloce trim levels, with the prices starting from GBP16,745.
“Developed by FPT - Fiat Powertrain Technologies, in conceptual terms the new ALFA TCT transmission consists of two gearboxes in parallel, each with its own clutch, which allows the selection and engagement of the subsequent gear while the previous one is still engaged. The gear is therefore changed with a simple gradual switch of the corresponding clutches, guaranteeing continuous torque delivery and therefore traction.Another notable feature of the new ALFA TCT is the flexibility of application, thanks to the compact size of its components,” the press release explains.