Re: MiTo at Nurburgring
I can see your point about the extra profit that BMW make from the Mini, the difference is that this has a bespoke chassis and isn't full of switch gear lifted directly from a car that starts at less than £8k. I have no problem with Alfa wanting to have a piece of the mini cake. I just don't think they are going to achieve it by rebadging a punto and charging a premium for it.
Lets not forget that the GP will be sat in the same dealer as the Alfa, and given the average Alfa/ fiat dealer quality, your average punter will have plenty of time to look round before somebody approaches them.
I know that this comes across quite negative, but I sold my 147 for the punto and I am not going to pay more for a car that is so identical