Alfa Romeo, the first double-clutch gearbox is run in the Mito – Mito and the TCT is now available in the UK. Alfa Romeo Mito TCT 2011 On Sale in UK Soon. The MultiAir 1.4 is the launch engine for the TCT Twin dry clutch gearbox. Typical of Alfa, it is technically interesting: Alfa claims that it improves performance and comfort gives a sportier feel and more importantly in this day and age, reducing CO2 emissions.
Combined with start / stop, the Mito is MultiAir 51.4mpg combined economy, 128g/km CO2 and yet achieves 0-62mph in just 8.2 seconds. So what’s so great about TCT double-clutch gearbox Alfa Romeo gearbox?
Alfa Romeo claims its innovative dry dual-clutch transmission is 10% more efficient then the traditional auto transmission. In addition, intelligently adjusts itself to different environments driving, softening shifting on slippery roads and picking early upchanges when pootling to clean emissions in the city.
Alfa says the choice of dry clutches in the TCT in its detail: “If we compare clutch with oil bath (wet) clutches, we can safely say that the former dissipate energy only during the actual sliding phase shifter and the pick-up while wet clutches that work always in an oil bath introduce losses by viscous friction, as described by conventional automatic transmissions, even when not in use. They also require oil with forced cooling and continuous energy input of the dedicated oil pump (absent in the dry clutches) drive. Alfa Romeo Mito TCT 2011 On Sale in UK Soon.
“A” wet “and requires about 4.8 liter automatic transmission oil more than the dry version, again for reasons of clutch cooling (in that way, the weight loss and has to be increased by spraying). If all these effects together, it is A dry transfer found that about 6% more efficient than the corresponding wet in terms of consumption. “
So now you know.
And how much it will cost, the Alfa Romeo Mito TCT? Surprisingly, not much more than the Alfa Mito 1.3 JTD. £ 690 more than the 1.3 diesel – The Mito MultiAir TCT is to start on £ 16,475.