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.

The impressive interior includes a 7.0-inch cluster color display, and a leather dash and upper door with accent stitching. Also featured are 8-way power adjustable driver seat and 4-way power driver lumbar.


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

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The 8.8-inch AM/FM/HD Bluetooth Radio with 3-D Navigation and ApplePlay. Google Android Auto, Sirius XM are standard features. They add google map, voice guided navigation, and google play music to offer more stature to the entertainment and communication sector of Stelvio.

Not only are you able to enjoy these immunities, but a whole galaxy of safety devices. Featured are Front/Rear Park Assist Warning, Rear Back-Up Camera, Blind Spot and Cross-Path Detection, and Auto Dimming Exterior Mirrors. All Standard!

Even though I didn’t drive Stelvio on a four-leaf clover track or straight track speedway, when driving I could feel the Formula 1 Racing personality.

Stelvio handles well on the curve and the fluid line muscular proportion allows for easier control and handling. This makes for fun and excitement in the drive.

Warranty Coverage

Basic Warranty 4-years/50,000-miles.

Powertrain Warranty 4-years/50,000-miles.

Roadside Assistance (Certain Restrictions Apply).

Durhl Caussey writes a car column around the world. He may be reached at this outlet or [email protected].