Fiat's First Dual-Clutch Transmission Comes on MiTo

Alfa Romeo MiTo is somehow special for Italian automaker Fiat as this particular model marks multiple firsts when it comes to technologies or systems designed by the parent company. The last in this series is the dual-clutch transmission which, according to the guys over at, is expected to arrive anytime this year in the Alfa Romeo MiTo. In other words, MiTo will be one of the first models to provide even a greater fuel economy as the gearbox is especially aimed at this important area.

The six-speed gearbox featuring a dry dual-clutch system was jointly-developed by Fiat Powertrain Technologies (FPT) and BorgWarner that is currently supplying the transmission control system for the assembly, the aforementioned source wrote.

There will be three different versions of the system in order to better match vehicle configuration and engine output. Although not confirmed, it may seem like Fiat plans to bring the dual-clutch system into its own models as well as into vehicles sold under the Lancia brand.

As said, Fiat has at least enthusiastic plans when it comes to Alfa Romeo MiTo. After releasing multiple versions of the car - count here MiTo GTA and MiTo Veloce -, it has been rumored that the Italian automakers wants to sell the model in the United States using the alliance with US giant Chrysler.

Just to refresh your memory, Alfa Romeo MiTo was first displayed to the general public at the 2008 edition of the British Motor Show, while the first public showing took place in June 2008 in Castello Sforzesco in Milan. The car is currently manufactured in Turin, Italy and is expected to reach international markets this year.
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