If you are in the market for a luxury SUV with twin-turbo power, Alfa Romeo has something for you to consider. The Stelvio is a rarity in the US, an Italian Compact Crossover with grace and efficiency. Based on the Giulia sedan, they have offered two flavors of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, until yesterday.
A press release from the Beijing Auto Show has confirmed the new Stelvio Quadrifoglio. It arrives with the same 2.9-liter twin turbo V6 as the Giulia, offering 505 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque. The best news is that the torque is available from 2,500 rpm all the way to 5,000. This is thanks to the same turbo technology pioneered by their cousins at Ferrari. The variable geometry units have a lightweight turbine and compressor wheels for instant boost. Feel it for yourself in the California T or the 488 GTB!
An 8-speed automatic sends power to the Q4 All Wheel Drive System. It will have you at 60 mph in 3.6 seconds, on your way to a top speed of 176 mph. To keep it thrifty, the V6 becomes a three-cylinder when max power is not needed. To keep you safe, Alfa Chassis Domain Control includes the latest stability control with 4-corner torque vectoring. You might not expect to see lightweight Sparco seats and carbon ceramics brakes on a compact crossover, but they are options on this mean machine. Our dealers have all the info, so click the link below for more info.
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