Alfa Romeo Giulietta with TCT Transmission
Alfa Romeo UK has announced the full specs and price list for the 2012 Giulietta TCT.
The Alfa Giulietta is a 5-door hatchback offering cheap and stylish ride. The car is the safest car in its class. It also features award winning MultiAir engine technology, five star Euro-NCAP safety ratings, Alfa Romeo's unique D.N.A system, and now, in 2012, the technologically advanced ALFA TCT semi-automatic transmission becomes available in the Giulietta range. 2012 Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCT starts at £21 855 OTR.
There are two trim levels - Lusso or Veloce, and two engines: 1.4 TB MultiAir 170HP and 2.0 JTDM-2 170HP diesel.
The TCT transmission offers sporty driving pleasure and reduces the fuel consumption a lot. The transmission works in either all-automatic or sequential mode, as required by the driver. The user can manually manage the up and down position of the accurate, ergonomic shifter, with which steering wheel shift paddles may be combined. In addition, the driver can customise the car's dynamics using the Alfa D.N.A. driving selector to enhance its features of comfort, performance, safety and efficiency.
The 1.4 liter TB MultiAir engine has 170HP enabling the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.7 seconds and a top speed of 184 km/h (135 mph). The fuel consumption is great – 54.3 mpg UK with 121 g/km CO2.
The 2.0 liter JTDM-2 diesel with 170HP is slightly slower – 7.9 seconds to 100 km/h, but the fuel consumption is better – 62.8 mpg UK with 119 g/km CO2.
Alfa TCT uses dry clutches allowing, in addition to other advantages, natural integration with Start&Stop, a function which is not always available with traditional automatic transmissions, and which guarantees a further benefit in terms of fuel consumption, particularly around town.
Lastly, a Wet automatic transmission requires approximately 4.8 litres more gearbox oil than a Dry version, again for reasons of clutch cooling. In this way, weight is added and losses are incurred due to an increase in splashing caused by the gears. When all these effects are combined, a Dry transmission, like the Alfa TCT, is found to be approximately 6% more efficient than the corresponding Wet one in terms of consumption.
Check out the full pricing and specifications below.
|Basic Price||VAT||Retail Price||OTR Charges||Total OTR||BIK|
|1.4 TB MultiAir 170 bhp ALFA TCT Lusso||£17,707.89||£3,541.58||£21,249.47||£605.53||£21,855.00||15%|
|1.4 TB MultiAir 170 bhp ALFA TCT Veloce||£18,791.23||£3,758.25||£22,549.47||£605.53||£23,155.00||15%|
|2.0 JTDM-2 170 bhp ALFA TCT Lusso||£19,120.39||£3,824.08||£22,944.47||£605.53||£23,550.00||17%|
|2.0 JTDM-2 170 bhp ALFA TCT Veloce||£20,162.06||£4,032.41||£24,194.47||£605.53||£24,800.00||17%|
|1.4 TB MultiAir 170 bhp ALFA TCT||2.0 JTDM-2170 bhp ALFA TCT|
|Front/rear track (mm)||1554/1554||1554/1554|
|Boot capacity (dm3)||350||350|
|No. of cylinders, arrangement||4 in line||4 in line|
|Bore x stroke (mm)||72 x 84||83 x 90.4|
|Max power output: bhp (kW-EC) at rpm||170 (125) 5500||170 (125) 4000|
|Peak torque: Nm (kgm-EC) at rpm (NATURAL 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|
|Timing||Single overhead camshaft, 16 valves, toothed belt with hydraulic tappets and MultiAir direct lift/timing adjustment system||Dual overhead camshafts, 16 valves, toothed belt with hydraulic tappets|
|Supply||Electronic multipoint injection, turbocharger with intercooler||MultiJet direct injection at 1,600 bar, variable geometry turbocharger with intercooler|
|Stop&Start system for automatic engine stopping/starting for short stops, to optimise consumption and emissions of CO2||Standard||Standard|
|ELECTRICAL SYSTEM (12V)||Battery: capacity (Ah) / Generator (A)||63 / 450||72 / 600|
|Gearbox||Automatic/sequential with dry dual clutch||Automatic/sequential with dry dual clutch|
|Final drive torque||1:4.118||1:3.579|
|WHEELS||Standard tyre size||205/55 R16||205/55 R16|
|Standard rim size||7J x 16||7J x 16|
|STEERING||Steering system||Rack and pinion with electro-mechanical power steering (Dual Pinion)||Rack and pinion with electro-mechanical power steering (Dual Pinion)|
|Turning circle (m)||10.9||10.9|
|SUSPENSION||Front||MacPherson independent with anti-roll bar|
|BRAKES – (DISCS)||Front (mm)||305||305|
|WEIGHTS –TANK CAPACITY||Fuel tank capacity (litres)||60||60|
|Kerb weight DIN (kg)||1305||1335|
|Max towable weight – Non-braked (kg)||500||500|
|Max towable weight – Braked (kg)||1300||1300|
|PERFORMANCE||Top speed mph (kh/h)||135 (218)||135 (218)|
|Acceleration 0-62 mph (s)||7.7||7.9|
|Pick-up in top gear from 50 to 75 mph (s)||6.5||6.4|
|FUEL CONSUMPTION - EMISSIONS (in accordance with 1999/100EC directive)||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||EURO 5|
Source: Alfa Romeo