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Alfa Romeo launch premium midsize SUV


The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, sets a new benchmark in the premium midsize SUV segment with its combination of awe-inspiring design, performance and technology, according to the company.

Priced from €118,795, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio is powered by an innovative 2.9-litre V6 Bi-Turbo petrol engine, combined with the innovative Q4 all-wheel drive system. In normal conditions, the Q4 system transfers 100 percent of the torque to the rear axle. As the wheels approach their grip limit, the system transmits up to 50 percent of the torque to the front axle in real time, by means of a transfer case, the company claims.

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is equipped with the exclusive Alfa chassis domain control unit to deliver the best performance at all times. The system simultaneously assigns specific tasks to the various active systems, such as the Alfa DNA Pro selector, Q4 all-wheel drive, Alfa active torque vectoring system, Alfa active suspension system and the ESC.

The standard Torque Vectoring technology optimises the Stelvio Quadrifoglio’s drive distribution and accentuates its sporting character. The two electronically controlled clutches in the rear differential make it possible to control torque delivery to each wheel separately. This ensures the optimal transfer of power to the ground even when the car is pushed to its dynamic limits, without the need for intrusive inputs from the stability control system.

The 2.9 V6 Bi-Turbo petrol engine in the Stelvio Quadrifoglio led the car to set a new lap record at the legendary Nurburgring. Delivering maximum power of 510hp at 6,500rpm and generation a maximum torque of 600Nm from 2,500 to 5,000rpm, the car is capable of sprinting from zero to 100km/h in just 3.8 seconds and on to a top speed of more than 283km/h, helping it to achieve a lap time of just 7minutes 51.7 seconds. This power plant is teamed with a specifically calibrated eight-speed automatic transmission that allows gear shifts in just 150 milliseconds in Race mode.

Standard specification on the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio includes 20-inch Quadrifoglio alloy wheels with specifically profiled wheel arches, restyled rear diffuser, sports exhaust with four outlets and bi-xenon headlamps with LED DRL. Inside, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio comes as standard with a leather dashboard and door tops, leather and Alcantara seats, leather steering wheel, carbon fibre trim and stainless steel pedals. The centre of the dashboard is dominated by the 8.8-inch Alfa Connect infotainment system, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to replicate the smartphone environment on the on-board display.

Safety specification includes advanced Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Blind Spot Monitoring (DSM), Integrated Braking System (IBS), Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and a rear-view camera with guide lines. Alfa chassis domain control, Alfa active torque vectoring, Alfa active suspension system and Alfa DNA Pro, with race mode, complete the standard set-up.