Alfa Romeo unleashes new MiTo MultiJet II

The original MultiJet engine was introduced in 2003 by Alfa, and was the diesel of choice for the MiTo when it was launched in 2010.

The MultiJet II, not to be confused with the low-CO2 MultiAir engines, will replace the older version in the MiTo in Turismo, Lusso and Veloce trim levels.

Designed by powertrain technology specialists at Fiat, the MultiJet II increases power and acceleration in the sport hatch. The 95bhp 1.3 JTDm-2 engine powers the compact supermini from zero to 62mph in 11.6 seconds and boasts a top speed of 112mph.

The increased performance is achieved with lower emissions, fuel consumption and noise. Alfa says the MiTo MultiJet II can deliver 65.7mpg on a combined cycle and carbon emissions of 112g/m.

The Euro-5 engine comes with Start&Stop technology, a Diesel Particulate Filter and a turbocharger which ensures the optimum turbo function at any engine operating level.

The Alfa MiTo with MultiJet technology is available now in the UK, starting at £13,995 for the entry-level Turismo, £14,815 for the Lusso and the top of the range Veloce coming in at £15,785.