Stelvio Quadrifoglio – This week we are going to revisit one of my favourite cars. The Alfa Romer Stelvio Quadrifoglio. That’s quite a mouthful.
In the world of sports SUVs the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio stands almost apart from all the others.
Here is an AWD SUV that is both beautiful to look at and beautiful to drive. It certainly attracted plenty of attention and compliments about its design when I was out and about.
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Starting from around $158,000, plus the usual costs, the range-topping Quadrifoglio boasts a powerful 2.9L V6 Bi-Turbo petrol engine delivering power of 375kW and torque of 600 Nm, it has a top speed of 283 km/h and will race from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds.
Figures tell you one thing, driving tells us another. While many sports SUVs with that kind of performance tend to be a bit brutal in delivery, the Alfa is all smoothness and finesse.
In fact it is deceptively quick, the acceleration, when you plant the right foot is exhilarating and there is a sharp raspy exhaust note.
The closest to it in terms of price performance ratio and smoothness is the Jaguar F-PACE SVR, which is also beautiful in design.
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Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio
|2.9L V Twin Turbo Petrol
|AWD 8 Sp Sports AT
|375kW @ 6500rpm
|600Nm @ 2500-5000rpm
|5 Star ANCAP (Tested Mar 2018)
|Economy ADR/ Capacity
|10.2L/100km / 12.1L/100K on test / 64L
|3.8 Secs / 283 kmh
|12 Mths / 15,000km Fixed price service
|3yr/ 150,000 km with 3 Yr. conditional roadside assist
*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)
|Behind the Wheel
|Ride and Handling
|Fit for Purpose
|Technology / connectivity
|Value for Money
|Overall Length / Wheelbase
|4702mm / 2818mm
|Width / Height
|1955mm / 1698mm
|Unladen ground clearance / wading depth
|Up to 200 mm / N/A
|Approach / RO / Departure
|Fuel Tank / Turning Circle
|64 Litres / TBA mts KTK
|Boot Space Min / Max
|525L / 1461L
|Kerb Weight / GVM / GCM / Payload
|Towing Capacity / Tow Ball rating
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Stelvio Quadrifoglio specific highlights:
- Alfa DNA Pro
- Torque Vectoring System
- Monza Exhaust with Quad Tips
- Monster Braking System
- Pirelli P Zero Tyres
- Cylinder Deactivation System
- 20” QV Forged Alloy Wheels
- Carbon Fibre Side Skirts, Rear Spoiler and Bonnet
- Leather & Alcantara Upholstered Seats
- Carbon Fibre Interior Trim
- Quadrifoglio Door Sill Scuff Plates with Aluminium Insert
- QV Steering Wheel with Leather, Alcantara and Carbon Fibre
- Harman Kardon Premium Audio