Before the production model, most impatient buyers have the opportunity to become owners of a pre-production model. What it is? It is the Alfa Romeo Stelvio First Edition. The new SUV on the market of some European countries. Of course, serial 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio arrives with a different specification from the First Edition versions. Also, this model will be represented at the most prestigious car market, the US market.
There is no doubt that the Alfa Romeo withdrew the right move when he decided to embark on the implementation of the Stelvio. The inspiration for the name of the vehicle, is still remained secret. In fact, the name “Stelvio” is omnipresent in the Italian culture. More specifically, this name carries the popular cheese, also a mountain pass in Italy, as well as a national park in Italy. However, the most likely inspiration comes from the Moto Guzzi Stelvio bike models.
At the beginning, Stelvio First Edition possesses 2.0-liter turbo petrol engine. This engine is coupled with 8-speed automatic transmission and Q4 All-Wheel Drive System. The output power is 280 cheval vapeur, or 276 horsepower.
The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio US specs offers two different powertrains.
First, the 2.0-liter I4 Turbocharged Engine possesses 280 horsepower and 306 lb-ft of torque. Housing from the engine is completely aluminum. This engine is designed to Stelvio Ti version.
The second, more powerful engine, designed in 2018 Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio version. It is a highly-innovative, all-aluminum 2.9-liter Bi-Turbo V6 Engine. This engine delivers impressive 505 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque.
As for European customers, they can count on a wide range of power units. They can expect a wide range of 4-cylinder and V6 engines. Among them are:
2.2-liter 4-cylinder diesel engine from Alfa Romeo Giulio. This engine will offer three versions, with three levels of power output (150, 180 and 210 horsepower).
2.0-liter GME (Global Medium Engine) petrol engine also available in three versions, with 200, 250 and 280 horsepower. The brand new V6 diesel unit with 350 horsepower.
2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Exterior and Interior
“Alfa Romeo brings its unique breed of Italian style, performance and craftsmanship to an SUV that meets the demands of both driving enthusiasts and everyday life. ‘This is how Americans describe their new SUV on the market. In fact, Alfa Stelvio SUV deserves praise for its design and that leaves an impression.
Adding more and “With its interior-design primed to expand the driver’s realm of possibilities, Stelvio brilliantly delivers the exhilarating driving experience of a true Italian sports car within a high-performance SUV.”
Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2018 installed on the same platform as the Giulio. The platform is made possible vehicle configuration with RWD, and AWD.
Exceptional powertrains, excellent eye-catching design and a large number of the most advanced systems, put this model ahead of the competition. As direct competitors to highlight Audi Q5 and BMW X3. It depends on taste, but Alfa Romeo Stelvio won our hearts.