Alfa D.N.A.

Derived from racing experience, Alfa D.N.A. is the exclusive Alfa Romeo driving selector which, by acting on engine, brakes, steering, gearbox, suspension and accelerator, perfectly adapts the vehicle's performance to suit the driver's style and the road conditions.

It offers simple, intuitive use: just shift the selector near the gear lever.

• In sporty Dynamic mode, the electronic traction control systems  cut in more discreetly, the engine and brakes are more prompt and reactive while the steering is more direct and sporty.
• When the selector is moved to Natural urban position, the setting is more neutral and fuel consumption is optimised.
When road surface grip is limited, All Weather mode may be selected. This has been designed to make all the electronic safety devices cut in at an earlier stage.

INFOTAINMENT

Uconnect ™ 5" Radio

You want to connect to your music and have everything under control.
 That's why the New Alfa MiTo MY‘14 offers you Uconnect™ as standard, the built-in system that combines a top-quality sound system with a raft of multimedia services and functions.  And you can operate it at the touch of a finger or simply your voice, thanks to the 5" colour touchscreen and voice recognition.

• You can use the touchscreen to access all audio functions directly: AM/FM radio, CD player, media player devices can be connected via USB port or AUX-in socket.
• Commands can also be voice-activated.
• The Bluetooth® interface lets you read any text messages received (through the text to speech system) and use the steering wheel controls to handle telephone calls*.
• With the Audio Streaming system you can play music files or web radio straight from your smartphone without wires*.

MECHANICS

Agility, driving precision, comfort
Thanks to MacPherson front suspension and rear torsion beam with semi-independent wheels. Two solutions with tried-and-tested performance which, in a compact like MiTo, guarantee boundless fun and maximum safety.

Alfa Adaptive Suspension
Standard on the high-performance engine - the 100Kw MultiAir Turbo Petrol. It adopts variable-response shock absorbers. Thanks to the by-pass valve, they improve comfort in response to stresses, maintaining the vehicle's excellent dynamic control.

SAFETY

MiTo is sheer entertainment and safety.

It offers the following standard on all engine versions:

• 7 airbags
• SBR (Seat Belt Reminder) technology: 5 warning lights on a small screen monitor the seatbelt fastening of all passengers
• Anti-whiplash device on seats
• Dual pretensions on the front seat belts
• Collapsible steering wheel
• Controlled energy absorption steering column
• LED taillights to improve vehicle visibility

Braking system
The Alfa Romeo MiTo hydraulic, power-assisted braking system comprises two crossover, independent circuits and has proven to be particularly effective to allow quick and progressive braking, with shorter stopping distances.

ABS with EBD
In addition to a braking system affording excellent performance levels, the Alfa Romeo MiTo is equipped with the ABS anti-lock braking system, one of the most sophisticated currently available. The ABS incorporates EBD (Electronic Brake force Distribution), which distributes the braking action over four wheels, in order to stop the wheels locking and ensuring complete vehicle control in all conditions.

Electronic Q2
The Alfa Romeo MiTo is fitted with the new Electronic Q2 system which by reproducing the effect of a self-locking differential, guarantees excellent cornering behaviour thus making the car safer and more enjoyable during a sporty drive or in poor road grip conditions.

VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control)
Alfa Romeo's interpretation of ESP (Electronic Stability Program), it is a system that intervenes in conditions approaching the limit, when vehicle stability is at risk, and assists the driver in controlling the car.

A sporty device, in the spirit of all true Alfa Romeo cars, featuring excellent road holding qualities, the VDC grants the driver total freedom to master the vehicle in normal conditions and only intervenes immediately prior to the situation becoming critical.

ASR (Anti Slip Regulation)
ASR (Anti Slip Regulation): integral part of the VDC and it optimises traction at any speed with the help of the brakes and engine control.

HBA and Hill-holder
The Alfa Romeo MiTo range is completed by the HBA system, the hydraulic brake assistance device that automatically increases brake circuit pressure under emergency braking situations. And the Hill-holder system which, for a hill start, maintains the braking action for a few seconds after the brake has been released, thus facilitating setting off and avoiding the car moving backwards.

MSR
MSR is a system to prevent the engine locking during over-run that gradually adapts engine braking action to the driving situation.

CBC (Cornering Brake Control)
The CBC (Cornering Brake Control) system is activated when the car goes round a bend while braking. In this case, the braking pressure is discharged individually onto each wheel in order to maintain vehicle stability, minimising any understeering or oversteering.

DST (Dynamic Steering Torque)
This function integrates the electric steering into the operation of VDC. This active electronic steering system improves both driving safety and handling performance.
In all driving conditions, the electronic steering suggests the correct manoeuvres for the driver to perform, allowing excellent grip performance and providing a great sense of safety.

Alfa and the Environment

MiTo and the environment

  • Start & Stop system: the system that manages the shutdown and automatic restart of the car in urban traffic stops;
  • Gear Shift Indicator: The device that suggests when to shift into gear, optimizing engine efficiency and reducing consumption;
  • D.N.A.: the system that allows you to choose the most efficient setup guide for your driving style and road conditions.

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