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NEW ALFA ROMEO MILANO: SPORTINESS GOES COMPACT 




Alfa Romeo today presented the new MILANO to the international press in Milan, at the historic headquarters of the Automobile Club Milano, demonstrating Alfa Romeo’s new language and reinforcing the visceral and proud partnership with the city where Alfa Romeo was founded in 1910.  Sporty at heart, compact in size and Italian style at first sight. The wait is over. This new compact car brings Alfa Romeo sportiness back into the largest segment in the European market and is a symbolic ‘welcome back’ to fans of the Giulietta and Mito, while attracting a new generation of Alfisti enthusiasts.

 

In a segment populated by sporty versions derived from generalist models, MILANO is proposed as a cool and unique offering, combining captivating style with the most advanced technology in terms of comfort, connectivity, and driving dynamics.

 

A hybrid option “IBRIDA” is available which comes in a 136-hp 48-V Hybrid VGT (Variable Geometry Turbo) and is available in a front wheel drive and a Q4 all-wheel drive variant with automated rear-wheel drive axle management, a first in the segment.  MILANO IBRIDA offers a smooth driving experience in urban driving using electric mode more than 50% of the time, with electric driving also possible on out-of-town roads under certain conditions.

 

A full EV “ELETTRICA,” comes in two power variants with 156 hp and a range of up to 410 km, as well as the sportier 240-hp VELOCE, the epitome of Alfa Romeo's sporting DNA.  The 54-kWh battery offers high energy density and a very good ratio of rated to usable energy. With its high power, torque, and specific calibration of the electric powertrain, the new compact sports car offers uncompromising driving pleasure with segment-leading dynamics.  Charging the batteries from 10 to 80% takes less than 30 minutes when using a 100-kW DC fast charging station.

 

 

EXTERIOR DESIGN

The new MILANO with a length of 4.17 meters, width of 1.78 m and height of 1.5 m, encapsulates the distinctive essence of Alfa Romeo Centro Stile's original and contemporary "Made in Italy" design ethos. This is expressed through balanced proportions, purity of lines and attention to the quality of the surfaces. The proportions are set out with stylish features relating to tradition, such as the limited overhangs, the muscular wheel arches, and the iconic ‘truncated tail,’ which is a reference to the legendary Giulia TZ. Alfa Romeo MILANO boasts a strong identity, made up of a limited number of features that include the legendary shield, in the Leggenda and Progresso variants, perhaps the most famous and recognisable signature in the automotive world. A contribution is made to its powerful personality by the bold ‘look’ of the front, with ‘3+3’ and adaptive Full LED Matrix headlights.

 

INTERIOR DESIGN

 

The same inspiration of pure sportiness can be found inside the car, where the standout features are the Italian attention to every detail, the use of the finest materials and the placement of all the controls within the driver’s reach with features including:

•              A compact steering wheel, to adapt to all driving styles.

•              Historical ‘telescope’ design instrument panel with fully digital 10.25” TFT screen.

•              Customisable 10.25” touchscreen system with widgets, graphic components.

•              Air conditioning vents in the shape of a quadrifoglio (four-leaf clover)

•              Sabelt sports seats.

 


COMFORT

There is meticulous attention to detail to driver and passenger comfort with premium upholstery boasting a sporty character and distinctly Italian quality. Despite its compact size, MILANO boasts the largest boot in its class (BEV) with a load capacity up to 400 litres, accessible with handsfree technology. A convenient cable organiser storage compartment is located under the bonnet, as a handy place to store the charging cable. To increase the comfort even further, MILANO offers a series of driver assistance features, with level 2 autonomous driving. Together with the 360° parking sensors, the 180° rear camera monitors the surrounding area, for an innovative and practical semi-autonomous parking system.  Finally, MILANO can also include proximity access technology, to open and close your car quickly without having to use a key fob.

 


DRIVING DYNAMICS

Building on the lowest weight in the segment and optimal mass distribution, MILANO enters the world of electric cars with true Alfa Romeo sprint.  Spearheaded by the same team behind the development of the acclaimed Giulia GTA at the Balocco testing centre in Vercelli province, MILANO is engineered to deliver best-in-class road-holding capabilities, made possible by specific technical solutions in the VELOCE version which includes:

•              The segment's most direct steering (14.6)

•              Lowered sports suspension by 25 mm

•              Enhanced anti-roll bars

•              Oversized front discs with four-piston monobloc calipers

•              A Torsen differential for supreme traction.

•              High performance 20” tyres

 


MILANO also offers the Alfa D.N.A. system, with "Dynamic" mode delivering peak performance, "Natural" mode balancing performance and comfort for daily driving, and "Advanced Efficiency" mode maximising energy efficiency without sacrificing driving pleasure. The Q4 hybrid variant introduces a fourth mode, Q4, optimised for low-grip conditions.

 

The new Alfa Romeo Milano will be available in Ireland in late 2024 with prices and specifications being announced closer to launch.


 

 

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