Alfa Romeo has launched its first SUV in more than 100 years: the All-New Stelvio. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio comes hot on the heels of the exclusive ‘first edition’ and the range-topping Quadrifoglio, seen for the first time at LA Auto Show. The Stelvio guarantees superior performance levels, loads of fun and a thrilling drive!

Available in three trim levels – Stelvio, Super and Tecnica – it will initially be available with a choice of a 280hp (206kW) 2.0-litre Turbocharged petrol or a 210hp (154kW) 2.2-litre Diesel engine, both combined with an 8-speed automatic transmission and Q4 all-wheel drive.

Trim levels

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio version is lavishly equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels, 8.8-inch Alfa Connect, Alfa D.N.A Rotary selector, 8-speaker audio system, black fabric seats (front with sliding, reclining and height adjustments), Integrated Brake System (IBS), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), and Forward Collision Warning (FCW) with Autonomous Emergency Brake (AEB) and pedestrian detection. This version also includes parking sensors, cruise control, electric tailgate and dusk and rain sensors.

The Super version builds on this with additional interior and exterior features: 18-inch alloy wheels, techno-leather and fabric seats in a choice of three colours (black, black/brown and black/red), and three options for the dashboard and door panels (black, black/brown or black/red) and door sills with steel inserts.

An additional Luxury Pack and Sports Pack are also available to customers looking to go the extra mile.

The Luxury Pack includes full grain leather seats (in black, brown, red or beige) with electrical adjustment and heating system, as well as real wood inserts. The Sport Pack comes with heated sports steering wheel, specific grip and leather wrapping, racing-style leather seats in black, red or brown, with electric adjustment and heating system, aluminium inserts and steel pedals.

The introduction of the Tecnica offers a strong proposition to fleet, corporate and professional customers. Exclusively available with the Diesel engine, it features the 8.8-inch Alfa Connect 3D Nav, Bi-Xenon headlights with AFS and electric folding mirrors.

Outstanding performance

Built in Italy at the Termoli (petrol) and Pratola Serra (Diesel) plants, in areas assigned only to Alfa Romeo engines, with state-of-the-art processes and methods that put them at the top of their class in terms of performance and fuel economy, are the engines housed under the bonnet of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio. The 280hp (206kW) 2.0-litre Turbocharged petrol and the 210hp (154kW) 2.2-litre Diesel engines are combined with an automatic 8-speed transmission and Q4 all-wheel drive.

The new 2.0-litre Turbocharged petrol engine, is a 4-cylinder unit built entirely of aluminium with carbon drive shaft, combined with the automatic 8-speed transmission and Q4 all-wheel drive. In addition to electro-hydraulic valve actuation, the distinctive features of this engine include “2-in-1” turbo and 200-bar high-pressure direct injection which pair up to deliver a full-throttle response across the rev range in addition to first-class fuel-efficiency. This results in a peak torque of 400Nm at 2,250 rpm and offers best in class acceleration, going from zero to 100km/h (62mph) in just 5.7 seconds and onto a top speed of 143mph.

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is also available with a 2.2-litre Diesel engine – available various power outputs: 210hp (154kW), 190hp (140kW) and 160hp (118kW) (RWD version). It is the first Diesel engine in Alfa Romeo’s history to be constructed entirely in aluminium. This in-line four cylinders engine features the latest-generation injection system with Injection Rate Shaping (IRS) and operating pressures of 2,000-bar. The electrically-operated variable geometry turbocharger offers state-of-the-art mechanics and a turbocharger speed sensor to minimises response times and improves efficiency. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio 210hp 2.2-litre Diesel reaches a top speed of 133mph and accelerates from zero to 100km/h (62mph) in 6.6 seconds.

Both Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV engines are teamed with the ZF automatic 8-speed transmission, specifically calibrated for fast, smooth gear shifts. The automatic transmission work with the Alfa D.N.A selector to optimise fluidity, comfort and ease of driving in all environments and helps to further improve fuel economy and CO2 emissions. Steering-column-mounted, aluminium paddle shifters are also available.

Exciting handling

Inspired by Italy’s highest mountain pass – an epic 20 kilometre driving route with more than 75 hairpins – the Alfa Romeo Stelvio has been built to offer an engaging driving experience while still maintaining the driver’s comfort.

The new SUV boasts handling worthy of a sports car with exclusive Alfalink technology – the most direct steering ratio in the segment and state-of-the-art suspension. Combined with ultra-lightweight, hi-tech materials, such as carbon fibre for the drive shaft and aluminium for the engines, suspension systems, hood, wings, doors and the tailgate, the car can boast sector leading handling and the Alfa Romeo Q4 all-wheel drive system.

Driving comfort has been optimised though the perfect weight distribution between the two axles – a distinctive feature of Alfa Romeo’s. Managing the weights and materials, including adjusting the car’s layout by placing the heaviest units in the most central positions, have helped achieve this 50/50 weight distribution. Light-weight materials reduce the SUV’s total weight and provide excellent torsional rigidity, a quiet ride and exceptional handling even in extreme conditions.

A new double wishbone suspension with a semi-virtual steering axis, optimising the filtering effect and guaranteeing rapid, accurate steering, was developed for the front suspension. The rear suspension uses a four-and-a-half link system – patented by Alfa Romeo – to deliver extremely precise control of the wheel’s characteristic angles. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV has the most direct steering ratio in its segment delivering a natural, instinctive feel.

Thanks to the Q4 all-wheel drive system, with rear-wheel-drive bias, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is capable of conquering a mountain hairpin, gravel track or snow-covered roads. Its architecture includes an active transfer case and front differential designed to give rapid-response management of high torque levels and a compact, lightweight set-up. The Q4 system continuously monitors numerous parameters to optimise torque distribution between the two axles according to what the car is doing and how much grip the road surface offers. In normal grip conditions the Alfa Romeo Stelvio acts like a rear-wheel-drive vehicle with 100% of the torque sent to the rear axle. As the wheels approach their grip limit the system transfers up to 50 per cent of the torque to the front axle. This translates into best-in-class control in terms of traction and directional stability on corners.

An optional mechanical self-locking rear differential transfers more torque to the wheel with most grip to optimise the car’s traction in any driving conditions.

Alfa Romeo sporty design

The history of Alfa Romeo is evident in the striking, yet simple, design of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio. Three key Ingredients of Alfa Romeo design are visible in the new Alfa Romeo Stelvio’s exterior: proportion, simplicity and top-quality surfacing.

From the legendary cloverleaf at the front end, its compact proportions develop towards the rear and end on a steeply raked rear hatch. Finished with a spoiler, for maximum aerodynamic performance, and two exhaust tips that bring this sporty rear to life.

Inside the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, the same sporty elegant imprint is apparent: simple, stylish and tailored like a bespoke suit. Hours of painstaking craftsmanship means the car is jam-packed full of premium materials including full-grain leather, real wood and fabrics carefully chosen for their look and feel.

Alfa Romeo is introducing the Nero Edizione ‘Black Edition’ trim across the Giulia, Stelvio and Giulietta models, adding high-tech features and dark glossy details across the range.

Stelvio Nero Edizione

The Nero Edizione introduces striking new design elements to the Stelvio, building on the Super trim it includes dark glossy front grille V-shaped insert on the front, mirror caps and exhaust tips and burnished badges on the rear. Gloss black window surrounds, and roof bars on the Stelvio, dark tinted rear windows and Bi-Xenon headlamps, with adaptive front lights and headlight washers, help distinguish these special editions. The Stelvio is fitted with 20-inch dark V-spoke alloy wheels, finished with monochrome central wheel caps. Inside is also adds aluminium kick plates, sports pedals and footrests.

On-board comfort and wellbeing for driver and passenger

Despite a real focus on styling – both inside and out – the practical layout of the car means the driver is central to everything. This is underlined by the diagonal tunnel, the slightly undulating dashboard and the small leather-wrapped steering wheel that adapts effectively to all driving styles.

The driving position and high seat gives complete command of the road, without compromising on the driving pleasure expected of a genuine Alfa Romeo sports car. The feeling of total control is reinforced by the large windows and the wraparound seats give an even sportier, cossetted driving experience.

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio guarantees the very best in terms of comfort and versatility in this sector. The 525-litre boot features a convenient electric tailgate that can be configured with eight different setup levels for optimal boot access.

Alfa Connect Infotainment system

Alfa Romeo Stelvio is equipped with the Alfa Connect system – developed in partnership with Magneti Marelli – with the latest-generation HMI interface, which is controlled from the Rotary Pad and the display incorporated in the dashboard. The latest-generation infotainment system not only controls the DAB digital radio but also provides a Bluetooth system for hands-free communication and playing audio from USB and smartphones devices.

The entire range is supplied as standard with an 8.8″ display with optional Connect 3D Nav 8.8″ which supplies navigation with high-resolution 3D maps and high-speed route calculation. The system is also available without a GPS signal thanks to the Dead Reckoning technology, TomTom map updating from the USB port, driving style information and Alfa D.N.A. mode.

A sophisticated audio system featuring eight speakers (four woofers and four tweeters) is standard across the range. 10 speakers (four woofers, four tweeters, a mid-range and a subwoofer in the boot), and a 14 speaker Harman Kardon system (four woofers, four tweeters, five mid-ranges and a subwoofer) are also optionally available.

Alfa D.N.A

Alfa Romeo Stelvio features the new Alfa D.N.A selector, which allows the driver to modify the car’s dynamic behaviour with three modes: Dynamic, Natural and Advanced Efficiency (new energy-saving mode).

Dynamic mode accentuates performance and reactive handling. The steering response becomes more precise, braking is more immediate and the electronic control systems do not interfere with the pleasure of sports-style driving. Natural mode is ideal for urban and motorway driving; handling is tailored for comfort and fuel economy. And finally, the new Advanced Efficiency maximises energy saving and minimises emissions levels.

Unbeatable safety and innovative engineering

  • Alfa Romeo’s first SUV, Stelvio, is awarded best in category rating for adult occupant protection
  • Five star rating earned due to comprehensive active safety systems and excellence of lightweight and rigid body shell
  • Safety systems include Alfa Romeo’s innovative Integrated Brake System, which significantly reduces braking distance
  • The ‘Giorgio’ platform architecture, which underpins both the Stelvio and the award-winning Giulia, is rewarded with second consecutive Euro NCAP 5-star rating

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio has achieved a coveted five-star Euro NCAP rating with a score of 97% for the protection of adult occupants: the highest score in its category.

The marque’s first ever SUV was recognised for two key areas of excellence: the adoption of extensive innovative safety features and the structural efficiency of its rigid and lightweight body shell, which is constructed from high-tech materials such as carbon fibre, aluminium and aluminium composite.

Finding the perfect balance between driving experience and vehicle safety, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is fitted with a wide range of innovative safety systems. A first in its segment, the Stelvio benefits from Alfa Romeo’s Integrated Brake System (IBS) which significantly reduces braking distance thanks to its combination of electronics and mechanics.

Furthermore, a host of safety systems come as standard, including Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Blind Spot Monitoring, Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Autonomous Emergency Brake (AEB) with pedestrian detection. For the latter, a radar and camera work together to constantly monitor the presence of obstacles or vehicles in the car’s trajectory and warn the driver of the risk of imminent collision. In the event of the driver failing to react in time, the system automatically applies the brakes to avoid an impact or reduce its severity.

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is the second model utilising Alfa Romeo’s new ‘Giorgio’ platform architecture to be awarded a prestigious five-star Euro NCAP rating. In 2016, Alfa Romeo’s award-winning sports saloon Giulia scored the highest occupant protection rating ever achieved, despite the introduction of a more stringent rating system in 2015.

Now earning the five-star accolade for the brand’s first ever SUV, the success of the ‘Giorgio’ architecture demonstrates Alfa Romeo’s focus on developing new models with superlative handling, control and innovative safety systems.

The new Alfa Romeo SUV is the world’s first car in its segment to also offer the new electromechanical system that combines stability control with a traditional servo brake. With its combination of electronics and mechanics, this system not only cuts weights, gives an excellent driving “feel” and eliminates pedal vibration but also guarantees instant brake response, meaning a much shorter braking distance.

A whole host of safety systems are standard on the Alfa Romeo Stelvio including Forward Collision Warning (FCW) with Autonomous Emergency Brake (AEB), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM), Rear Cross-Path Detection and Active Cruise Control.

Technical Specifications

Engine
Type: Petrol 2.0 litre (1995cm3), 4-cylinder inline
Bore x stroke (mm): 84×90
Compression ratio: 10.0 : 1
Max power (kW / metric hp): 206 / 280 @ 5250 rpm
Max torque (Nm / ft lb): 400 / 295 @ 2250 rpm
Timing (control): Belt
Fuel feed: Electronic injection
Stop&Start system: Standard

Transmission
Drive: AWD
Gearbox: 8 speed Automatic (AT)
First: 5,000
Second: 3,200
Third: 2,143
Fourth: 1,720
Fifth: 1,314
Sixth: 1,000
Seventh: 0,822
Eighth: 0,640
Reverse: 3,456
Final drive: 3,730

Capacities & Weight
Fuel tank (litres): 64
AdBlue fuel tank (litres): 16.1 (Diesel engine only)
Kerb weight (kg): 1660
Kerb weight incl. driver(kg): 1.735
Max towable weight (kg) not braked: 750
Max towable weight (kg) braked: 2300
Max load (kg): 2300

Dimensions
Height (mm): 1671
Width (mm): 1903 (excl. mirrors)
Length (mm): 4687
Wheelbase (mm): 2818
Load capacity(l) with seats in position and tire kit: 525

Other
Turning circle diameter (m): 11,7
Steering Ratio: 12:1
Wading depth (mm): 480

Performance
Top speed (km/h / mph): 230 / 143
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (62mph): 5.7 secs

Consumption/Emissions
Fuel consumption (l/100 km)
urban cycle: 10,0-10,2
extra urban cycle: 6,6-6,8
combined cycle: 7,9-8,0
CO2 emissions (g/km)
combined cycle: 182-186
Environmental classification: EURO 6D-TEMP

Engine
Type: Diesel 2.2 litre (2143cm3), 4-cylinder inline
Bore x stroke (mm): 83×99
Compression ratio: 15.5 : 1
Max power (kW / metric hp): 154 / 210 @ 3500 rpm
Max torque (Nm / ft lb): 470 / 347 @ 1750 rpm
Timing (control): Belt
Fuel feed: Electronic injection
Stop&Start system: Standard
Top speed (km/h / mph): 215 / 143
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (62mph): 6.6 secs

Engine
Type: Diesel 2.2 litre (2143cm3), 4-cylinder inline
Bore x stroke (mm): 83×99
Compression ratio: 15.5 : 1
Max power (kW / metric hp): 140 / 190 @ 3500 rpm
Max torque (Nm / ft lb): 450 / 332 @ 1750 rpm
Timing (control): Belt
Fuel feed: Electronic injection
Stop&Start system: Standard
Top speed (km/h / mph): 210 / 130
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (62mph): 7.6 secs

Consumption/Emissions
Fuel consumption (l/100 km)
urban cycle: 6,5-6,9
extra urban cycle: 5,2-5,6
combined cycle: 5,7-6,1
CO2 emissions (g/km)
combined cycle: 149-160
Environmental classification: EURO 6D-TEMP

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