Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2.9 V6 BiTurbo 510 Quadrifoglio 5dr Auto [ACC] Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2019 front left cornering (LHD)
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RRP £74,065What Car? Target Price£72,289
Review

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio offers alluring looks, entertaining handling and a decent equipment list. For the money, though, there are better all-rounders that have more polished interiors, even better driving dynamics with a more comfortable ride, and more space inside.

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As well as its fire-breathing 503bhp V6 engine, the Quadrifoglio also gets 20in wheels and bi-xenon headlights as standard, as well as special leather/Alcantara sports seats, sport suspension with adaptive dampers, uprated brakes, a torque vectoring active rear differential and a fully switchable stability control system. Carbonfibre seats and carbon ceramic brakes are optional.

This 2.9-litre V6 petrol engine has hardly any lag, despite being heavily turbocharged. Meanwhile, the fact that every upshift of the slick eight-speed automatic gearbox elicits a delicious crackle from the quad exhaust pipes when you’re accelerating hard in Race mode adds further to its appeal. It's just a pity the lesser modes leave the Stelvio Quadrifoglio sounding more like a three-cylinder hatchback than a 503bhp monster.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH3.8 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

23.9

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

525

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

267

g/km

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