DDCT dual clutch and Blue & Me TomTom for the Alfa MiTo
He Alfa Romeo MiTo will premiere at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show two interesting developments, which add to the Multiair engines already available for some months. He DDCT change It is an automatic transmission dry double clutch, 6 gears, to be offered in combination with the 1.4 Multiair engines, such as 135 hp or 170 hp Quadrifoglio Verde. Optionally, you can count on paddles behind the steering wheel.
The other novelty, although in this case perhaps of lesser importance, is the possibility that offer Alfa Romeo now be able to mount the system Blue&me TomTom, and premiered at the Fiat Punto Evo. The system is installed in a holder on the center console and from your own screen can be operated TomTom navigation systems, telephone and other available information on the trip computer.
Dual-clutch Alfa TCT
The Alfa MiTo will equip a dual-clutch DDCT, or what is the same, "dry double clutch". features six gears and operation is very similar to the known DSG Volkswagen Group. It is composed of two changes in parallel, each with its corresponding clutch, so that while we are circulating in a certain gear higher is already coupled and arranged to change, thus reducing time loss in gearshifts yes they have more conventional, at the same time increasing efficiency automatic transmission.
Being a dual clutch dry (not wet oil bath), efficiency in terms of consumption is greater than the torque maintenance is reduced. This change, called by Alfa Romeo as TCT, It joins other alternatives already available on the market.
Leaving aside the elitists changes Porsche (PDK in the 911), BMW (DKG in M3), Audi (with S Tronic 7 relations for longitudinal engines) or Ferrari (in its California and 458 Italia) to now we had the Ford PowerShift and with him DSG Volkswagen Group, It is available in two versions: six multidisc relationships bath engine oil up to 350 Nm of torque or seven monodisk engine speeds dry up to 250 Nm of torque.
Like its cousin the Fiat Punto Evo, the Alfa Romeo MiTo also receives the system Blue&me TomTom, which actually it is a somewhat unusual union of Blue&I already knew that a TomTom portable navigation. Thus, the TomTom is integrated into the dashboard using a support with included power supply and management of its functions through voice commands or steering wheel-mounted controls.
In addition to the standard features included in all TomTom (such as navigation with support iQ Routes, which advises the best route considering the date and time, or Map Share), the system also includes a "Car Menu" that includes additional features:
- "Fuel Efficiency ", It is including information to optimize consumption recommended gear.
- Trip computer: Distance traveled, consumption and range.
- Fuel reserve warning and guidance to reach the nearest gas station.
- Management mobile phone via Bluetooth: Composition number using the touch screen, call management, information, phonebook and call log.
Via: Alfa Romeo
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