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2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio AWD Track or Road-Perfect Car

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The 2.9-Liter twin-turbo charged V-6 engine is complemented by the steering column-mounted shifters, adding to the “driving pedigree.”

The engine produces 505-horsepower and 443-lb-ft torque. This Italian-built engine allows for a top speed of 176 mph, 0-60 in 3.6 seconds. The 8-speed automatic transmission accompanies the well-crafted engine.

All this power is operated by the red-push-button start on the steering wheel.

Alfa Romeo’s beautiful interior boasts Alcantara Black seats, while the exterior silver stone gray metallic gray paint presents an impressive image. Stelvio engineers use state-of-the-art processes and method, utilizing the best of all-aluminum design technology. Both elements are at the top of their class in terms of performance.

Admittedly, I must confess that I don’t understand how all this gifted engineering works. I do know that Alfa Romeo Stelvio deliver sharper throttle response, enhancing steering feedback and performance shift application for sporty on-road driving.

2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio AWD Track or Road-Perfect Car
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The advanced efficiency is engineered to deliver maximum fuel efficiency on Quadrifoglio, while exploring the numerous safety systems. The fuel economy is 19 mpg-city, 23-mpg-highway, for a combined 19-mpg.

Outside Stelvio presents a dynamic, sleek outline, with wheels that take an aggressive stance and steeply raked. The aerodynamic liftgate was perhaps the best feature for me.

Inside the 56.5 cubic feet with rear seats folded for cargo. There are additional aluminum cargo compartments, while rail system is designed to securely transport your gear.

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio has an audio system that surrounds occupants with an acoustically impressive performance. The system includes 8-speakers with 4 tweeters and 4-woofers. Alfa Romeo partners with Harman Kardon to make concert like magic with speakers and subwoofers.

It has been unusually cold in Texas. Stelvio has a cold weather package that includes power-folding heated mirrors and heated washer nozzle. Along with the heated steering wheel, they helped make my week of driving very comfortable and safe.

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