And the SUV made saloon. Talk of aesthetic tastes is always complicated but in this case and with your permission, I dare say that the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is one of the most beautiful SUV that were created in automotive history; me lately about every new creation of Alfa Romeo ...
Alfa Stelvio proportions are well achieved, aesthetic heritage Alfa Giulia is a guarantee of success and is signed by a brand expert convey emotion with their designs. Inside happens a bit the same. Now it analyze whether all this beauty is functional and the whole car delivers what it promises. It's a matter of how you look in your car, but as you advance the final balance is positive, It is a car that impresses at first sight and confirmed with the passage of kilometers, even for a hitherto unbelieving world who writes SUV as you.
If you're Alfista you appreciate image details and behavior of the Stelvio. If you're not, you will discover what it means "Quore Sportivo"Elevated to the heights ... physical, not heavenly, since the concept SUV is not exactly the epitome of sportsmanship, much to run, sound or behave. Although this is an Alfa Romeo of good times, yes, new age, which has brought me to attract the brand, and lets you know in every detail.
Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2.0 Q4: Inside
Our first test thoroughly to Alfa Romeo Stelvio It is based on gasoline engine 280 hp with automatic and system AWD Q4, a combination that also exists in the Giulia and is the most powerful until the QV version, Equipped way up to release version. Let's see how it goes ...
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio It is basically a higher Giulia. Shares with the sedan its great virtues and defects, while improving an important aspect: the interior space. Here the SUV is not behind its major rivals, offering behind the same space as a Mercedes GLC, for example. It does not reach the hollow of a Jaguar F-Pace but is very close. Another of its virtues space is at altitude.
Is the highest SUV in its category and that can be seen inside the eye or meter in hand. It may not be the most important dimension in an SUV but behind generates a pleasant feeling of spaciousness, despite the fall sports rear of the roof. The boot 440 stays in real liters, 10 more liters than a Porsche Macan, 10 liters less than a BMW X4 and somewhat away from cars like the Audi Q5 or Jaguar F-Pace.
|SPACE||Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2.0 Q4|
|front width||147 cm|
|rear width||140 cm|
|front height||96-102 cm|
|rear height||95 cm|
The quality finish is also identical to that of Giulia. In fact, if it were not for the height, it costs distinguish if you are in a car or other, something that Audi or BMW have been doing years and nobody has complained. The seats are comfortable in the four main squares. Who sit in the rear center you will have to save with his feet bulky combination between center tunnel and console. At least their support is less uncomfortable than usual competitors. If three adults behind the moon visibility vanishes almost completely; toll to pay for the laying design, SUV coupe. There are good ergonomics in all controls and seating, with a heavy load "Made in Alfa". Quickly find the driving position and controls and pedals have the right hardness. Multimedia and information system fulfills its mission successfully, but is somewhat behind those of rival brands; the screen is disproportionate in the relationship between the width and height, is not touch and does not reach the definition view their natural rivals in price, performance and quality.
First motor and behavior
Without detracting from its design or inside, I left for the end the best of Alfa Romeo Stelvio: operation. It is not just a pretty face you can boast, it is also a great car with a special dynamic. Let's start with the engine.
He Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2.0 offers great prestacional level; in the background is 280 horses. It is already running, but how it does it, with a great response from below. Who will be missed more RPMs or a sound shocking, but in both cases the result is very nice, even from a few laps and a good mechanical isolation. It is combined with the ZF 8 speed, with three operating modes depending on the DNA selector: sport, normal and efficient. In the first (D) transitions it makes them very fast, more speed and more assistance on the accelerator, which is electronic. In normal mode (N) provides something in between. There is comfort and good response rate if requested. In mode A, formerly called All Weather (all weather), the change makes driving sail, leaving neutral when we slow down gently and remove the throttle torque feeling. You'll use all three modes, especially the A, that lets excellent power consumption given the car and thus becomes slow. Changes can be made through the cams if it considers the driver. The cams are aluminum and generous size, as if it were a Ferrari.
|BENEFITS||Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2.0 Q4|
|Acel. 0-100 km / h||5.76 s|
|Acel. 0-1000 meters||26.14 s|
|Overtaking 80-120 km / h||4.0 s|
|Loudness 100 km / h||65.5 dB|
|Loudness 120 km / h||67.5 dB|
|Braking from 140 km / h||71.4 m|
|Weight scale||1,787 kg|
The grace of this Alfa Stelvio is at the location of the engine, very low and delayed, with good track width, damping quality, distribution ideal weights, the deformable parallelogram front and rear multilink. All this set up for height with joy satisfactory. To drive you feel like a somewhat heavier Giulia. The front axle is magnificent and to move to the rear have to force a lot. Achieves a very pleasant demeanor regardless of speed. In a conventional use it is comfortable. Urbanization in the doldrums is, like its rivals prestacionales, somewhat dry, while in the doldrums motorway is progressive.
|CONSUMPTION||Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2.0 Q4|
|Consumption city||10.1 l / 100 km|
|Consumption Highway||7,7 l / 100 km|
|average consumption||8.7 l / 100 km|
While the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is very stable and incisive in sporty driving. That can only be achieved based on a well elaborated and damping quality. It's an SUV and therefore has limitations on weight and height, but their behavior may be less SUV than it appears. It is among the best. I could not tell until you physically compare the two under the same conditions if it is better or worse than a Porsche Macan, since the level of both is very high. Yes reminds me of the M, AMG or S versions of its German rivals, and that pointing to its less radical finishes.
To the limit, Alfa Stelvio electronics intervenes more fogosidad on the front, avoiding understeer that comes too late for the type of car it is. Off-road can go through more sites that common sense will allow with 20-inch wheels and a profile 45 of tire, but it was not born to stray too far from tracks in good condition. Has a descent control with adjustable speed, you get to take advantage doubt: this is an SUV that does not want to stain and leave behind many of the most powerful saloons.
|DISCOUNTED RATES (JUNE 2017)||Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2.0 Q4 (from 52,665 euros)|
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