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Baby Alfa gets tiny two-pot from Fiat: 84bhp and congestion charge-free
Errm, this doesn't work for me. A two cylinder sound-track does not fit in with my idea of an Alfa - however good that engine might be. I think history will mark both the MiTo and Giulietta as failures.
V12 Migaloo says:
A neighbour of mine has the 500 Twin Air. He's compalining about the noise, thinks it sounds rough (me too), when I told him it only has 2 cylinders he turned white....
Another option for anyone living or working in London. Elsewhere though, perhaps not.
Also, I have to question whether the first official pictures were worth publishing, considering it looks exactly like every other Mito.
Ahhhhhh yes , Round ( what number is this again ? ) of Stronzetto Marchionne's " I Wish I Was an Alfa but in fact I'm Just another FIAT Pile of Junk in a Pretentious Party Dress that Won't Last " Alfa Romeo's .
Honestly . Having owned and loved Alfa Romeo's back when they really WERE Alfa Romeos rather than rebadged FIAT's Chryslers and Ferrari's they've become .......... well ......... Truth be known I'd rather see the Brand die than get this Watered Down and Deluted .
Note to Marchionne ; Keep your fake Alfa Romeo's on your side of the Pond . We don't want em anymore than we want your pretentious FIAT 500's . And you can take that to the bank .
Rock On - Drive On - Remain Calm - and Carry On
Biram Desai says:
You may yearn for the glory days of the Alfa V6, but this stylish and desirable little car speaks more to todays and tomorrows requirements. Get with the programme - lets help our little planet woo hoo !
I actually think the Twinair is just a marketing tool. Techically, it is just a really small displacement engine with a turbo charger. Better economy, better sound, lower centre of gravity, better balance can be achived with 4 cylinders with thesame displacement. weight increase will not be that much. This is just my opinion.
To gtrsngr's point, I quote this month's mag, that was waiting for me at home last night: "I cannot put a Fiat engine inside an Alfa Romeo and say: "This is an Alfa. Look, the lights went on, we understand this!". That's a quote from .... Sergio Marchionne. How I laughed! Having said that, here's hoping that the new Giulia looks half as good as Car's rendering.
To gtrsingr I do believe that Fiats 500 was in the top ten sellers this year . As for this Alfa well its very town friendly , good to look at makes a great noise by all accounts and ok wont sell like many in its class but at least its not German boring, so I think your Pile of junk label is a little over the top hey
Yes, it is over the top, ok its a rebodied Grande Punto, but like the man says, at least its got more character than VW's/Seat's/Skoda's/Audi's Polos.
I'm trying to think what kind of Alfa Romeo this engine would suit - why not a simple, small and light weight sports coupe/convertible?
I'm thinking the Fiat X1/9 and Alfa Romeo spider (Duetto) with the twinair as the entry level engine. Is there a marketing case for a small, light and simple coupe/convertible under £12,000?
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