Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio; sub 4-sec SUV

Stay up to date with the latest from The Executivecondominium

Latest articles

Kia ‘Everything Car’ set to evolve into next Niro

Kia describes the HabaNiro, unveiled at the New York Auto Show, as its 'Everything Car', but the electric concept is seen as a pointer to the next Niro.

Audi Q3

The Audi Q3 has received generally good reviews from UK motoring media sources, with most praising its quality and technology systems.

Jaguar I-Pace completes set with World Car of the Year title

The Jaguar I-Pace has swept the international automotive industry's major awards, adding the World Car of the Year prize to its European...

Vauxhall Astra

The Vauxhall Astra has received mostly positive reviews from the UK motoring media. It has been praised for being comfortable, practical and economical.
 

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is the fastest SUV in its class, claim the new performance model’s creators.

Evidence for the claim is a remarkable 3.8-second 0-62mph time from the newcomer, a top speed of 176mph and a record-setting lap record of 7 min 51.7 sec around the 14-mile Nurburgring circuit in Germany during development.

When it arrives in summer 2018, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio will become the top model in the Stelvio range, Alfa Romeo’s first SUV which went on sale in September. When the Italian brand revealed the Stelvio at the 2016 Los Angeles Motor Show, it was as a Quadrifoglio model.

On sale in the summer of 2018, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio will join a fast-growing sub-sector of potent premium compact SUVs. Porsche launched the Macan turbo way back in 2015, while both BMW and Jaguar are developing performance versions of their X3 and F-Pace SUVs, using the same engines in their performance cars the M3 and F-Type SVR.

Bi-turbo powerplant

   

Alfa Romeo has taken a similar route – powering the Stelvio Quadrifoglio is the same 2.9-litre V6 bi-turbo petrol engine used in the Quadrifoglio version of the Giulia saloon. It produces 510hp at 6,500rpm, with 600Nm of torque between 2,500 and 5,000rpm.

The engine is matched to an eight-speed auto gearbox and all-wheel-drive, including torque vectoring that individually adjusts torque to individual wheels to maintain the most effective grip. This forms part of the Chassis Domain Control (CDC), described as the car’s ‘brain’ and coordinating all of the various electronic systems, such as the active suspension and the DNA Pro driving mode selector, to ensure they work most effectively together. Carbon-ceramic brakes are also part of the Quadrifoglio package.

Visually, the Quadrifoglio will stand out from stock Stelvio models courtesy of its additional vents on the bonnet and on the sides for the intercooler, the side skirts and big body-coloured wheel arches. Similarly, the inside will be liberally sprinkled with surfaces in carbon fibre, leather and Alcantara, while standard equipment will include the latest nine-inch Alfa Connect infotainment system with 3D navigation and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone compatibility.

UK pricing and specifications for the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio are yet to be released. Industry observers suggest it will start from above £65,000, based on how much more the Giulia Quadrifoglio costs over the Giulia Veloce. The current Stelvio range-topper is the Milano, which starts at £45,390.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio The Executivecondominium

For the best independent and impartial car buying advice on the internet, always check with The Executivecondominium:

  • for weekly tips and the latest offers from car manufacturers
  • Follow us on and to see our latest articles as soon as we publish them
  • Bookmark our site so you can check back regularly
Andrew Charman
Andrew Charman
Andrew is the News and Road Test Editor for The Executivecondominium. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars for more than 20 years. Today he is well known to senior personnel at the major car manufacturers and attends many new model launches each year.

The Executivecondominium Gold Partners

(click each logo to read more)

Latest articles

Kia ‘Everything Car’ set to evolve into next Niro

Kia describes the HabaNiro, unveiled at the New York Auto Show, as its 'Everything Car', but the electric concept is seen as a pointer to the next Niro.

Audi Q3

The Audi Q3 has received generally good reviews from UK motoring media sources, with most praising its quality and technology systems.

Jaguar I-Pace completes set with World Car of the Year title

The Jaguar I-Pace has swept the international automotive industry's major awards, adding the World Car of the Year prize to its European...

Vauxhall Astra

The Vauxhall Astra has received mostly positive reviews from the UK motoring media. It has been praised for being comfortable, practical and economical.

Aston Martin DB11

The Aston Martin DB11 has received unanimously positive scores from the UK motoring media, with particular praise for its blend of performance and comfort.

LEAVE A REPLY

Be the first to know

Would you like to stay up to date with The Executivecondominium?

np.com.ua/teplovoe-oborudovanie/plity-indukcionnye.html

ремонт авто

килими на підлогу ціни