2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is a new SUV on the market. Under the name Stelvio First Edition, is available on the European market. This version represents a pre-production model, which is produced in a limited series. Serial model will be available in all world markets. 2018 Alfa Stelvio Quadrifoglio represents a luxurious and most quoted version of the model, with a 500+ horsepower. But first things first.
Many were skeptical when the Italian automaker decided to start the realization of this project. This is Alfa Romeo was completely unknown and a great challenge. But today, everyone agrees that it was the right move company. Created the perfect SUV design, exceptional performance and features with sophisticated style and distinctive DNA.
Exterior and Interior
Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2018 is set to the new platform. The same platform used by Alfa Romeo Giulio. Stelvio gets the opportunity drive configurations, the rear wheels, as well as to all four wheels, thanks to this platform.
The exterior design of the vehicle fascinates, already at first glance. The best description of the vehicle can be found in the sentence: “Alfa Romeo brings its unique breed of Italian style, performance and craftsmanship”. In addition, the Stelvio SUV is just as good and successful in all driving conditions. He will meet the needs and demands of both driving enthusiasts and everyday life.
The interior of the vehicle is no less fascinating and astonishing, in relation to the bodywork. Comfort, convenience and a high level of equipment, gives the driver endless possibilities. Interior brings real Italian spirit and depicts the true enjoyment of the ride. The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio perfectly depicts the true pleasure of driving a sports car with superior performance and powerful luxury SUV.
2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Peek Under The Hood
Stelvio 2018, imposed as a leader in its class. Its exceptional design and genuine driving pleasure, already won many hearts. Of course, we should add premium powertrains, which are on offer. Range of engines is great, but the offer is different from the market on which the vehicle sales.
We mentioned Alfa Stelvio First Edition SUV, which is available in certain European countries. Under its hood is a 2.0-liter turbo petrol engine with 280 horsepower. This engine is coupled with 8-speed automatic transmission and Q4 All-Wheel Drive System.
Standard version offers much more choice. Among others, there are 4-cylinder and V6 petrol and diesel engines. Gasoline generators are installed in the models for US market, but also the models for other world markets. On the other hand, diesel engines are not part of the offer to the US market.
The engine that causes the most attention and admiration is 2.9-liter Bi-Turbo V6 Engine. This highly-innovative, all-aluminum engine develops 505 horsepower and a whopping 443 lb-ft of torque. As with the First Edition, this engine comes with an 8-speed automatic transmission and Q4 All-Wheel Drive System. 2018 Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio Stelvio is the proud owner of this engine. Quadrifoglio version is intended for customers in the US market as well as customers in the ‘old continent’.
The second petrol engine, which is designed for all markets is 2.0-liter I4 Turbocharged engine. Its housing is aluminum, and also comes with an 8-speed transmission and RWD or AWD. In the US market, it is located under the hood Alfa Stelvio These models, and possesses 280 horsepower and 306 lb-ft of torque.
A 2.2-liter 4-cylinder diesel engine from Alfa Romeo Giulio is one of the power unit, which is intended for European customers. This engine will offer three versions, with three levels of power output (150, 180 and 210 horsepower).
Beside him, mentioning the brand new 350 horsepower V6 diesel unit.
The offer completes and complements a 2.0-liter GAME (Global Medium Engine) petrol engine. Like the 2.2-liter diesel, and he offers three versions, with 200, 250 and 280 horsepower.
The main competitors are the Audi Q5 and BMW X3. However, taking everything into account, 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio arises as a leader in the segment. But tastes are different.