Alfa Romeo has announced their new twin dry clutch semi-automatic transmission called "Alfa TCT". The gearbox is now available to order on the five-door Alfa Giulietta hatchback. This transmission can be opted with shift paddles behind the steering wheel.

Available with either the 1.4 TB MultiAir 170BHP petrol or the 2.0 JTDM-2 170BHP diesel engine, the ALFA TCT range increases the Giulietta's appeal in both the fleet and consumer sectors.

The 1.4 TB MultiAir 170BHP Giulietta with ALFA TCT transmission accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.7 seconds and has a top speed of 217 km/h (135 mph). The combined cycle is exceptional – 54.3 mpg and 121 g/km of CO2.

The 2.0 JTDM-2 170BHP diesel engine accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 7.9 seconds, fuel consumption is 62.8 mpg, while CO2 emissions are just 119 g/km.

Available to order now at Alfa Romeo dealerships – alongside the sporty compact Alfa MiTo 1.4 TB MultiAir 135BHP ALFA TCT which was launched earlier this year – the Alfa Giulietta 1.4 TB MultiAir 170BHP ALFA TCT and the 2.0 JTDM-2170BHP ALFA TCT are available in Lusso and Veloce trim levels, with prices starting from £21 855 OTR. Check out the full specifications, below!

Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCT

Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCT, 1 of 2
Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCT, 2 of 2

Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCT:

CHARACTERISTICS 1.4 TB MultiAir 170 bhp ALFA TCT 2.0 JTDM-2 170 bhp ALFA TCT
No. of cylinders, arrangement 4 in line
Bore x stroke (mm) 72 x 84 83 x 90.4
Displacement (cc) 1368 1956
Compression ratio 9.8 : 1 16.5 :1
Max. power output: bhp (kW-EC) at rpm 170 (125) 5500 170 (125) 4000
Peak torque: Nm (kgm-EC) at rpm (NORMAL mode) 230 (23.4) 2250 320 (32.5) 1500
Peak torque: Nm (kgm-EC) at rpm (DYNAMIC mode) 250 (25.4) 2500 350 (35.6) 1750
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM (12V)
Battery: capacity (Ah) / Generator (A) 63 / 450 72 / 600
TRANSMISSION
Drive Front
Number of gears 6 + 1R
TYRES
Standard version 205/55 R16
STEERING
Steering system Rack and pinion with electro-mechanical power steering (Dual Pinion)
Turning circle (m) 10.9
SUSPENSION
Front MacPherson independent with anti-roll bar
Rear Multilink system
BRAKES - (DISCS)
Front (mm) 305
Rear (mm) 264
WEIGHTS - TANK CAPACITY
Fuel tank capacity (litres) 60
Kerb weight DIN (kg) 1305 1335
Max towable weight (kg) 1300
PERFORMANCE
Top speed mph (km/h) 135 (218)
Acceleration (driver + 30 kg): 0 to 62 mph (s) 7.7 7.9
FUEL CONSUMPTION – EMISSIONS#
urban cycle mpg (l/100km) 42.2 (6.7) 53.3 (5.3)
extra urban cycle mpg (l/100km) 65.7 (4.3) 70.6 (4.0)
combined cycle mpg (l/100km) 54.3 (5.2) 62.8 (4.5)
Exhaust emissions -  CO2 (g/km) 121 119
Emissions Standard EURO 5

Source: Alfa Romeo