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Driving the Fiat 500 Abarth Automatic

With lightning fast shifts, the Fiat 500 Abarth automatic is not your typical slushbox automatic

Fiat 500X All- Wheel-Drive System Explored

The Fiat 500X has an advanced All-Wheel-Drive system. See how it outperforms the competition.

Driving the New Fiat 124 Spider and Abarth!

A look at how the new Fiat 124 Spider stacks up against the original

Fiat 500L Design

Within its compact dimensions, the Fiat 500L has the room of a full-sized car. See how Fiat did it and the concept and goals of the design team

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Debut

Watch the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Debut Video at the LA Autoshow

Fiat 500 Abarth Oil Change

Everything you need to know about changing the oil on a Fiat 500 Abarth and 500 Turbo

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Alfa Romeo Giulia Pricing Released!


Update 12/9/16 Now with Giulia vs. competition price comparison chart

Breaking news: Alfa Romeo USA has released pricing on the new Giulia lineup. We will be updating this story with more information shortly. But a tiny taste of the value offered are:

  • Class leading power and performance - For example the base Giulia -280hp and 0-60mph in 5.1 seconds
  • Leather seating standard- not vinyl like most competitors
  • Keyless entry with Push Button Start and Proximity Sensors and Remote Start - no other competitor offers all these features standard
  • Bi-Xenon Headlights and LED Daytime Running Lights - Not Halogen Headlamps like BMW, Mercedes or Jaguar
  • 7-inch TFT, Rear Backup Camera with Sensors, Bright Chrome Window Trim

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Series Pricing*



  • Giulia $37,995, $39,995 AWD version
  • Giulia Ti $39,995, $41,995 AWD version
  • Giulia Quadrifoglio $72,000

*excludes $995 destination charge for Giulia and $1,595 for Quadrifoglio


Looking at Giulia and Giulia Ti Pricing

The Giulia lineup is simple to understand. There are three trim levels: Giulia, Giulia Ti and Giulia Quadrifoglio and three major option packages: Sport appearance for the both the Giulia and Giulia Ti and an additional Lusso and performance package available for the Giulia Ti.

All models have a high level of standard equipment and option packages that allow you to tailor the car to your personal style. The cars are so well equipped there are a limited number of individual options, and those are focused on high demand items.

The Giulia offers more standard equipment than its competitors. For example, comparing the $37,995 Giulia to the $38,750 BMW 330i, the Giulia has standard: HID headlights ( a $800 option on the BMW), Passive entry (part of a $2,450 package on the BMW), Remote Start (not available on the BMW), Leather seating (a $1,450 option on the BMW) and a Back-up Camera and Rear sensors (part of a $995 BMW package).

The Giulia also has a 280 hp / 306 lbs-ft of torque engine, while the BMW engine makes due with just 248 hp / 358 lbs-ft of torque.



The Giulia Ti also has a similar story. Comparing the $39,995 Giulia Ti to the $39,500 Mercedes C300, you may think the C300 has a $400 price advantage. However, that is until you factor the Giulia Ti comes standard with: 18-inch wheels (a $500 option on the C300), Passive Entry (part of a $1,300 package on the C300), Remote Start (not available on the C300), Leather Seating (a $2,050 option on the C300 ), Heated Seats (a $580 option on the C300), and a Heated Steering Wheel (a $250 option on the C300 ).



Alfa Romeo dealers will be getting the Giulia Quadrifoglio towards the end of this month, with deliveries of the other Giulia models arriving in January. Currently, there are 60 Giulia Quadrifoglios at the port of Baltimore and a shipment of 600 Giulia and Giulia Ti models coming in the next few weeks. Alfa Romeo currently has 156 dealers located across the country.

Now is the time to contact your Alfa Romeo dealer for additional information. The Alfa Romeo USA website has logged 65,000 handraisers for the Giulia so you may have to get in line!


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Source and images: FCA

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Fiat Spider Accessories Part Numbers


Mopar has been steadily working on accessories for lucky owners of the new Fiat 124 Spider. They sent us an updated list of available accessories complete with part numbers and suggested retail prices. These accessories are the first wave of items for the new Spider, and we were given a heads up that there will be a performance parts release that may have a few surprises. We can hardly wait!

Make sure you bookmark the Mopar Accessory Website listed below and check with your Fiat dealer for details. Don't forget to stop by the Fiat 124 Spider Forum for a discussion on this topic.


Fiat Spider Record Monza Exhaust

Record Monza dual mode exhaust - part number - 82215034 - $995.00

Fiat Spider Alcantara Shift and Hand Brake Boot

Shift and Hand Brake Boot in Black Alcantara with Red Stiching.

  • Parking Brake Boot - part number -  68307698AA -  $210
  • Manual Shift Boot - part number - 68307695AA -  $205
  • Automatic Shift Boot -  part number - 68307697AA - $205



Fiat Spider Bright Pedal Kit Manual Transmission

Fiat 124 Spider Bright Pedal Kit, Manual Transmission
part number - 68307704AA - $175

Fiat Spider Bright Pedal Kit Auto Transmission

Fiat 124 Spider Bright Pedal Kit, Automatic
part number - 68307703AA - $117



Fiat Spider All - Weather Mats

All - Weather Mats - FIAT logo on LHD
part number - 82215026 - $85

Fiat Spider Premium Carpet Mats

Premium Carpet Mats - FIAT Logo on LHD
part number - 82215025AB - $125

Fiat Spider Molded Cargo Tray,

Molded Cargo Tray, Black, no logo - part number - 82215032 - $95

Fiat Wheel Locks

Wheel Locks - part number - 82214871 - $50


Fiat Spider Full Vehicle Cover

Full Vehicle Cover - Grey, TriGuard, FIAT Spider Logo, outdoor use
part number -  82215035  $150


Fiat Valve Stem Caps- Black
Valve Stem Caps- Black FIAT logo, four per set
part number - 82213717AB - $18


Abarth Valve Stem Caps- Black

Valve Stem Caps - Black, Scorpion logo, four per set
part number -  82213719AB   $18


Fiat Valve Stem Caps - Silver

Valve Stem Caps - Silver, FIAT logo, four per set
part number - 82213716AB - $18.00


Fiat Spider Air Vent Bezel - Black

Air Vent Bezel - Black Gloss - part number - 68307699AA - $282.00


Fiat Spider Air Vent Bezel - Red

Air Vent Bezel- Red Gloss - part number - 68307700AA - $282.00


Fiat Spider Front Pillar Bar Bezel

Front Windshield Pillar Bar Bezel Available in three finishes

  • Gun Metal finish  68307693AA  $282
  • Bright Silver finish 68307692AA  $314
  • Piano Black 68328781AA   $282





Fiat Spider Mirror Cover - Bright Silver

Mirror Cover - Bright Silver  - part number -  68307689AA - $182.00


Fiat Spider Mirror Cover - Black

Mirror Cover - Solid Black  - part number - 68307687AA - $182.00


Fiat Spider Mirror Cover - Red

Mirror Cover - Solid Red - part number - 68307688AA  - $182.00


Fiat Spider Seat Back Pillar Bar Silver

Seat Back Pillar Bar Bezel - Bright Silver
part number - 68307690AA - $182.00

Also shown between the pillar bars is a glass windscreen which dramatically reduces wind buffting. I'm told it is a must have item for top down driving comfort.

Windscreen - part number - 68307694AA - $439.00

Fiat Spider Seat Back Pillar Bar Gun Metal

Seat Back Pillar Bar Bezel -Gun Metal
part number - 68307691AA - $182.00


Fiat Spider Seat Back Pillar Bar Black

Piano Black Seat - Back Bezel
part number - 68328782AA - $182.00


Windscreen - part number - 68307694AA - $439.00

124 Logo Emblem Red

124 Logo Emblem, Red background, White numbers, Grille-mounted

  • part number -  82215036 - $49.50


124 Logo Grille Emblem

124 Logo Grille Emblem. Black background with white numbers

  • part number - 82215037 - $49.50





Source and images: FCA US LLC

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Fiat Sales for November 2016

Fiat 500 Abarth


Fiat 500 sales in November were up 18 % compared to the same month a year ago. This is the second month in a row the 500 has recorded a net gain over last year. However, this good news was not able to offset slower sales of the 500L MPV and 500X crossover.

The Fiat brand sold a total of 2,415 cars last month, down 15 percent compared to November 2015. So far this year, Fiat sales are running 19 percent behind last year. Year-to-date, Fiat has sold 30,136 cars compared to the 37,303 sold over the same period last year.

Fiat 500X European Version


Much of the slowing sales has to do with cheap gas and buyers shunning smaller cars. Consumer preference shifting away from passenger cars and towards crossovers and SUVs has also impacted Fiat sales, and while the 500X crossover should be taking advantage of this change it hasn't been able to grab much of a share in the market.

Fiat 124 Spider Classic and Modern


Some of this may have to do with the relative lack of Fiat dealers compare to more established brands. For example, the rugged Jeep Renegade is built on the same chassis of the sporty 500X. So far this year Jeep has sold a total of 94,561 Renegades through its 2000 plus dealers, while Fiat has sold a total of 10,869 500Xs through about 200 dealers. Comparing Fiat's 200 dealer total to other brands like Hyundai and Kia each with about 750 plus dealers, Toyota with 1,200 and VW with 650 dealers, there is a definite lack of exposure and availability. To help counteract that, Fiat has been adding more dealers throughout the country.


Besides adding new dealers, a new pricing structure and consolidating trim levels will be introduced for the upcoming 2017 model year and is aimed at reversing this slumping sales trend. Fiat is clearing out the remaining 2016 cars before the 2017 models hit showrooms in any appreciable numbers.


Fiat 124 Spider Classic with Modern


November News Recap
November was an exciting month for Fiat enthusiasts. The Fiat 124 Spider celebrated its 50th anniversary, and we documented that here, with videos, images and more.


We talked about the upcoming 2017 model year changes for the Fiat 500X. New lower pricing and a simplified lineup are great news.


Alfa Romeo Stelvio


Speaking of great news, Alfa Romeo introduced the fantastic new Stelvio at the LA Auto Show last month. The Alfa Stelvio is a not your typical SUV. With a Ferrari derived twin-turbo engine and premium performance and luxury features, it is more ferocious sports car than jacked up utility vehicle. We have the full press event introduction and information on this important enthusiasts automobile.



Fiat 500 European Car of The Year


Finally, we looked at the awards the Fiat 500 has won since its introduction. Some cars are called award winning, but few have earned the number of awards the Fiat 500 has won.



Fiat Brand Sales in the United States, January - November 2016
Fiat 500Current MonthLast Year 2015Vol ChangeCurrent YTD TotalLast Year YTD TotalChange  %
Nov
500
500L
500X
Spider

    1,147
     96
     822
    350
    2,415

 974
   231
    1,621
   0
   2,826

   18%
   -58%
   -49%
    New
   -15%

    14,026
    3,016
    10,869
    2,225
    30,136

      22,243
       7,275
        7,785
        0
      37,303

   -37%
   -59%
   40%
   New
   -19%
Oct
500
500L
500X
Spider

    1,276
     119
     783
    444
    2,622

  1,180
   290
    1,994
    0
  3,464

   8%
   -59%
   -61%
    New
   -24%

    12,879
    2,920
    10,047
    1,875
    27,721

      21,269
       7,044
        6,164
        0
       34,477

   -39%
   -59%
   63%
   New
   -20%
Sept
500
500L
500X
Spider

    1,481
     103
     839
    490
    2,913

  1,981
   332
    1,856
    0
  4,169

   -25%
   -69%
   -55%
    New
   -30%

    11,603
    2,801
    9,264
    1,431
    25,099

      20,089
       6,754
        4,170
        0
      31,013

   -42%
   -59%
   122
   New
   -19%
Aug
500
500L
500X
Spider

    1,243
     131
     898
    460
    2,732

  2,102
   314
    1,061
    0
  3,477

   -41%
   -58%
   -15%
    New
   -21%

    10,095
    2,687
    8,348
    885
    22,015

      17,982
       6,334
        2,279
        0
      26,595

   -44%
   -58%
   266
   New
   -17%
July
500
500L
500X
Spider

    1,097
     227
     950
    480
    2,754

  1,940
   314
    942
    0
  3,196

   -43%
   -28%
   1%
    New
   -14%

    8,857
    2,527
    7,481
    481
    19,346

      15,880
       6,020
        1,218
       0
      23,118

   -44%
   -58%
   514
   New
   -16%
June
500
500L
500X
Spider

    1,113
     274
    1,156
    1
    2,544

  2,283
   530
    324
    0
  3,137

   -51%
   -48%
   257
    New
   -19%

    7,932
    2,338
    7,464
    1
    17,735

      15,390
       6,076
         332
        0
      21,798

   -48%
   -62%
   2148
   New
   -19%
May
500
500L
500X

    1,553
     334
    1,250
    3,137

  2,614
   1,245
     8
  3,867

   -41%
   -73%
 15K
   -19%

    6,819
    2,064
    6,308
    15,911

      13,107
       5,546
         8
      18,661

   -48%
   -63%
   7.9K
   -19%
April
500
500L
500X

    1,488
     463
    1,094
    3,045

  2,498
   1,258
     0
  3,756

   -40%
   -63%
    New
   -19%

    5,266
    1,730
    5,058
    12,054

      10,493
       4,301
        0
      14,794

   -50%
   -60%
   New
   -19%
Mar
500
500L
500X

    1,490
     533
    1,399
    3,422

  3,276
   1,218
     0
  4,494

   -55%
   -56%
    New
   -24%

    3,778
    1,267
    3,964
    9,009

      7,995
       3,043
         0
      11,038

   -53%
   -58%
   New
   -18%
Feb
500
500L
500X

    1,081
     365
    1,547
    2,993

  2,333
   956
     0
  3,289

   -54%
   -62%
    New
   -9%

    2,288
     734
    2,565
    5,587

      4,719
       1,825
        0
       6,544

   -52%
   -60%
   New
   -15%
Jan
500
500L
500X

    1,207
     369
    1,018
    2,594

  2,386
   869
     0
  3,255

   -49%
   -58%
    New
   -20%

    1,207
     369
    1,018
    2,594

      2,386
       869
         0
      3,255

   -49%
   -58%
   New
   -20%





Figures and sources: FCA US LLC,
Images: FCA US LLC and author

Monday, November 28, 2016

Fiat 500: 140 Awards and Counting

Fiat 500 Car of The Year

The award winning Fiat 500. Fiat fans and owners have heard this phrase for years, but what exactly does that mean? Clearly, the Fiat 500 has won an award, but what exactly has it won? Was it just one award or two? Maybe a handful? A lot of cars do that, so that is not that big a deal. However, in the case of the Fiat 500, the car has earned the description 'award winning' and then some. To date, the Fiat 500 has won more than 140 international awards making it one of the most awarded cars on the road today.

For fun, we have put together a partial list of the more significant awards the Fiat 500 has earned since its introduction. You will see the phrase 'Car of the Year' many times, as well as 'Best...'.

There truly is something special about the Fiat 500 that experts from around the world recognize. That will not surprise Fiat owners, but for those who are not familiar with the 500, stop by a Fiat dealer and see for yourself why it is called the 'award winning Fiat 500.'


2016 AWARDS
  • NUMBER ONE IN TOTAL QUALITY - STRATEGIC VISION
  • MOST DEPENDABLE CAR IN ITS SEGMENT - JD POWER
  • 10 COOLEST CARS UNDER $18,000 - KELLY BLUE BOOK
  • BEST BUY FOR SUBCOMPACTS FOR MODEL YEARS (2012-2016) - CONSUMER DIGEST
  • FIAT 500 ABARTH - ONE OF TOP 10 FASTEST CARS UNDER $25,000 - CHEATSHEET.COM
  • FIAT 500e  - TOP 10 ELECTRIC CARS  - CLEAN FLEET REPORT
  • CITY CAR OF THE YEAR - 2016 BUSINESS CAR AWARD - UK

2015 AWARDS
  • NUMBER ONE IN TOTAL QUALITY - STRATEGIC VISION
  • FIAT 500 ABARTH - ONE OF THE TOP 10  MOST FUN NEW CARS FOR LESS THAN $27,500 - ROAD AND TRACK
  • FIAT 500 ABARTH - ONE OF THE QUICKEST CARS FOR UNDER $25K - ROAD TEST REVIEWS
  • FIAT 500 ABARTH - ONE OF THE TOP 10 MOST TUNABLE 2016 HATCHBACKS
  • BEST IN CLASS IN JD POWER APEAL AWARDS - JD POWER
  • 10 COOLEST CARS UNDER $18,000 - KELLY BLUE BOOK
  • BEST BUY FOR SUBCOMPACTS FOR MODEL YEARS (2012-2016) - CONSUMER DIGEST
  • FIAT 500 TWINAIR - NEXT GREEN CAR AWARDS CITYCAR WINNER- NEXT GREEN CAR - UK

2014 AWARDS
  • 10 COOLEST CARS UNDER $18,000 - KELLY BLUE BOOK
  • FIAT 500e - 10 BEST ENGINES AWARD - WARD'S AUTO
  • BEST BUY FOR SUBCOMPACTS FOR MODEL YEARS (2012-2016) - CONSUMER DIGEST

2013 AWARDS
  • BEST IN CLASS IN JD POWER APEAL AWARDS - JD POWER
  • BEST SMALL CONVERTIBLE - SOUTHERN AUTOMOTIVE MEDIA ASSOC(SAMA)
  • READERS CHOICE AWARD BEST CAR UNDER $17,000 - ABOUT.COM
  • 10 COOLEST CARS UNDER $18,000 - KELLY BLUE BOOK
  • FIAT 500 ABARTH - MOTORWEEK DRIVERS CHOICE AWARD - MOTORWEEK
  • FIAT 500 TURBO - SUBCOMPACT CAR OF TEXAS - TEXAS AUTOWRITERS
  • BEST BUY FOR SUBCOMPACTS FOR MODEL YEARS (2012-2016) - CONSUMER DIGEST
  • POLK LOYALTY AWARD IN SEGMENT - IHS AUTOMOTIVE
Sergio Marchionne, CEO of FCA, receives the Car of the Year Award from Ray Hutton, president of the jury.

2012 AWARDS
  • NUMBER ONE IN TOTAL QUALITY - STRATEGIC VISION
  • 10 COOLEST CARS UNDER $18,000 - KELLY BLUE BOOK
  • FIAT 500C -  BEST SMALL CONVERTIBLE - SOUTHERN AUTOMOTIVE MEDIA ASSOC (SAMA)
  • FIAT 500 ABARTH - THE MOST EXCITING CAR IN AMERICA UNDER $25K - TORQUENEWS.COM
  • 2012 TEN MOST FUN TO DRIVE CAR AWARD - TFLcar.com
  • BEST BUY FOR SUBCOMPACTS FOR MODEL YEARS (2012-2016) - CONSUMER DIGEST
  • 2012 DESIGN AWARD/BEST DESIGNED CAR - TRAVEL AND LEISURE MAGAZINE 
  • SUB COMPACT CAR OF TEXAS - TEXAS AUTO WRITERS ASSOCIATION (TAWA) 
  • E-NENPI (FUEL CONSUMPTION) AWARD IMPORT CAR - Japan
  • FIAT 500 TwinAir - CARVIEW YEAR CAR (IMPORT CAR) - Japan
  • THE KING OF THE SMALL CAR - QUATTRORUOTE - China
  • THE MOST FASHIONABLE CAR - bitauto.com - China
Click Continue Reading to see the full list

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Wins Best in Show

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio was unveiled to the world just last week and has already racked up an award. The Stelvio has won the “Best in Show” at 2016 L.A. Auto Show. The award was given by Cars.com, the well-known website that helps shoppers buy and sell cars. It was the first time Cars.com has given the award.

Aaron Bragman, Cars.com Detroit Bureau Chief, is quoted saying:

“With its sexy curves and promising performance chops, the Stelvio easily took home Cars.com's Best in Show award. Alfa Romeo's new 2018 Stelvio SUV stunned at the 2016 L.A. Auto Show.”
Alfa Stelvio Quadrifoglio Rear Quarter


Named after one of the greatest driving roads in the world, the Stelvio Pass in Italy, the new Alfa Romeo Stelvio is a mid-sized SUV that offers sports car like performance and driving pleasure. The sexy Stelvio is built off of the super capable Alfa Giulia chassis and features the advanced Q4 all-wheel-drive system and two class leading engines.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio QV Engine


 The first is a 2 liter direct injected turbocharged unit with 280 horsepower and 306 lbs.-ft of torque. Zero to sixty is estimated at 5.4 seconds. The second engine offered is the Ferrari-derived Twin-Turbo V6 out of the Giulia Quadrifoglio, the world's fastest 4-door sedan. In the Stelvio, this direct-injected powerhouse produces 505 hp and 443 lb.-ft. of torque. The results are an astounding zero to sixty time estimated in 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 177 mph.

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is said to be the fastest SUV ever to lap the Nurburgring, with a top lap time of 7 minutes 59.00 seconds, smoking competitors like the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S (7:59.79), Cayenne Turbo (8:13.00) and Range Rover Sport SVR (8:14.00).


Besides the outstanding performance, driving pleasure and enjoyment are priorities of the new Stelvio, and the car is loaded with premium features and amenities. You can read about the details in the following links below.

Sales of the new Alfa Romeo Stelvio in Europe are slated to begin next year.





Source and images: FCA US LLC

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Overview

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

The new Alfa Romeo Stelvio debuted at the 2016 LA Auto Show today. The Stelvio is named after the Stelvio Pass in Italy, one of the most beautiful and challenging roads in the world. It is fitting, because although it is an SUV, it handles and performs like a high-performance sports coupe, and in the case of the Stelvio Quadrifoglio, a supercar. This is no ordinary mid-size SUV. The Stelvio is was developed by a team of elite engineers hand picked from all over FCA and overseen by senior heads from Ferrari and built upon the chassis of the Alfa Romeo Giulia. Performance and driving characteristics set the benchmark in its segment. Carbon fiber, magnesium, and aluminum are extensively used to reduce weight and contributes to its class leading power to weight ratio and performance.

Stelvio Quadrifoglio Performance


 The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is the fastest SUV ever, with a top Nurburgring lap time of 7 minutes 59.00 seconds, beating the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S (7:59.79), Cayenne Turbo (8:13.00) and Range Rover Sport SVR (8:14.00).

Alfa Stelvio Lap Times


The Alfa Romeo Stelvio will be available starting next year. Below is the full press release for you to enjoy.



Alfa Romeo Stelvio  Grille


2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio 

OVERVIEW

Born from the World’s Greatest Driving Road – Stelvio Pass – the all-new 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Sets a New Benchmark in Performance, Style and Technology in an SUV that could only be Italian

The SUV for the S-Curves
Built in Italy, the top-of-the-line Stelvio Quadrifoglio delivers a class-leading 505 horsepower and 0-60 in just 3.9-seconds


  • Building on the excitement of the award-winning 4C and the all-new Giulia premium mid-size sedan, Alfa Romeo – the heart and soul of the automotive industry – introduces the all-new Stelvio premium mid-size SUV
  • The all-new Stelvio is the second of a new lineup of vehicles built off a world-class architecture that embodies the brand’s La meccanica delle emozioni (the mechanics of emotion) spirit
  • Stelvio and Stelvio Ti models feature an all-new, all-aluminum, 2.0-liter, direct-injection turbo engine delivering a class-leading, standard 280 horsepower and 306 lb.-ft. of torque, allowing it to achieve a top speed of 144 mph
  • Stelvio Quadrifoglio – the “halo” model in the lineup – continues to highlight Alfa Romeo’s performance and motorsport expertise with best-in-class 505 horsepower, powering it from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 177 mph
  • State-of-the-art technologies, including Alfa DNA Pro selector, torque vectoring differential, Chassis Domain Control (CDC), and aluminum column-mounted paddle shifters with 100 millisecond shifts maximize the all-new Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio’s driving pedigree
  • The innovative Q4 all-wheel-drive (AWD) system – standard on all Stelvio models, including the Quadrifoglio, provides additional driving confidence and superior control
  • Iconic Alfa Romeo design and genuine Italian craftsmanship combine to create a premium mid-size SUV that truly stands apart
  • Stelvio offers innovative safety and security features and leverages advanced driver-assist features, including Full-speed Forward Collision Warning – Plus
  • Crafted by Alfa Romeo artisans at the Cassino plant in Frosinone, Italy


As the second of a new-generation of vehicles built on an all-new platform, the 2018 Stelvio epitomizes Alfa Romeo’s La meccanica delle emozioni (the mechanics of emotion) spirit, delivering race-inspired performance, real-world driving confidence, state-of-the-art technologies, seductive Italian style and an exhilarating driving experience to the premium mid-size SUV segment.

Stelvio Pass, Italy


“The all-new Stelvio, named after one of the greatest driving roads in the world – the Stelvio pass in the Italian Alps – sets a new benchmark for the segment,” said Reid Bigland, Head of Alfa Romeo. “Stelvio is uniquely engineered to challenge two-door sports cars on the track, without sacrificing any of the characteristics you would expect from a premium SUV, resulting in the perfect mix of high performance, capability and Italian design.”

Infused with Italian passion, craftsmanship and innovation, the all-new Alfa Romeo Stelvio will conquer the winding road for which it is named

Stelvio Quadrifoglio Rear Quarter


Three exhilarating, capable Stelvio models showcase Alfa Romeo’s captivating mix of Italian performance, style and technology
Crafted by Alfa Romeo artisans at the Cassino plant in Italy, the all-new 2018 Stelvio lineup is a testament to Alfa Romeo’s perfect balance of engineering and emotion, creating a premium mid-size SUV for driving enthusiasts that stands out in one of the largest and fastest growing segments in the U.S.

Stelvio Quadrifoglio Profile


Stelvio and Stelvio Ti
The true manifestation of Italian performance, craftsmanship and design, the all-new 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio and Stelvio Ti models provide a wide-ranging list of standard features, including an all-aluminum, 2.0-liter, direct-injection turbo engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission, delivering a class-leading, standard 280 horsepower and 306 lb.-ft. of torque, class-exclusive carbon fiber driveshaft, dual exhaust with bright tips, 18-inch aluminum wheels (available 19- and 20-inch wheels), leather seating, backup camera with rear park sensors, power liftgate, Formula One-inspired flat-bottom steering wheel with integrated push button start, and much more.

Alfa Stelvio Rendering Front


In addition to the expansive list of standard features in the all-new Stelvio, Stelvio Ti adds even more luxury and convenience offerings, including standard 19-inch wheels, genuine wood interior accents and an 8.8-inch widescreen infotainment display. Available Sport and Lusso packages provide drivers with two unique offerings that further accentuate the bold characteristics of Stelvio Ti.

Alfa Stelvio QV Side Profile


Stelvio Quadrifoglio
With the most powerful Alfa Romeo production engine ever, Stelvio Quadrifoglio highlights Alfa Romeo’s performance and motorsport pedigree as the “halo” model in the lineup.

The heart and soul of this ultra-high performance SUV is an all-aluminum, direct-injection 2.9-liter 24-valve bi-turbo intercooled V-6 engine, delivering a best-in-class 505 horsepower and 443 lb.-ft. of torque, and a standard Q4 all-wheel-drive system.

Alfa Stelvio Instrument Cluster


The Stelvio Quadrifoglio includes exclusive high-performance and functional exterior design elements, plus unique performance suspension, brakes and wheels. Inside, high performance leather and Alcantara front seats, featuring 12-way power and adjustable thigh support, provide the optimal control center. Additional features include a Quadrifoglio-exclusive leather-wrapped steering wheel with accent stitching and performance contours; leather-wrapped instrument panel with accent stitching; and carbon fiber interior trim.

Advanced technology features unique to the Stelvio Quadrifoglio include a four-mode Alfa DNA Pro selector with Race mode, torque vectoring differential, Quadrifoglio-tuned adaptive suspension, Quadrifoglio instrument cluster with 200 miles per hour (mph) speedometer and cylinder deactivation system.

Alfa Stelvio Interior


Ultra-high performance options for Stelvio Quadrifoglio include:

  • Ultra-lightweight carbon fiber shell Sparco racing seats, providing maximum lateral support during extreme cornering thanks to more aggressive bolstering, and designed to be the lightest in the segment, while providing comfort for long road trips
  • Ultra-high-performance Brembo carbon-ceramic material (CCM) brake system


Driver-centric capability and performance The Stelvio’s intuitive interior is fully committed to the driver’s every need, offering easy access to vital and next-level technologies. A Formula One-inspired steering wheel features a thick-rim profile that transmits the chassis’ direct-steering feel and neatly groups the vehicle controls and the engine start button. Behind the steering wheel, the Stelvio features available all-aluminum column-mounted paddle shifters and a standard full-color 7-inch thin film transistor (TFT) cluster display straddled by two large white-on-black face analog gauges.


Alfa Stelvio DNA Selector


Conveniently located in the center console are two simple rotary dials. The first controls Alfa’s DNA Drive Mode system with three unique driver selectable modes (Dynamic, Natural, Advanced Efficiency) which can be used to fine tune the driving experience by adjusting throttle response, boost pressure, and suspension settings in Stelvio and Stelvio Ti. Stelvio Quadrifoglio adds a fourth mode – Race – with its exclusive DNA Pro Drive Mode system.

Alfa Stelvio Dashboard


The secondary rotary dial controls the high-resolution 6.5-inch, or 8.8-inch wide-screen infotainment system with real-time vehicle performance pages and telemetry, plus 3-D graphic navigation that recognizes handwritten gestures on the top of the rotary pad (late availability), allowing the driver to easily interact with the 3-D Navigation system.

With easy access to vital technologies in mind, all Stelvio models will feature Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

State-of-the-art engines are the beating hearts of each and every Alfa Romeo Every Stelvio, Stelvio Ti and Stelvio Quadrifoglio is powered by best-in-class all-aluminum engines that embody the brand’s passion for next-level technology and state-of-the-art performance.

Alfa Stelvio Rendering Rear


Best-in-class 280 horsepower with all-aluminum Alfa Romeo turbocharged four-cylinder engine Featured in the all-new 2018 Stelvio and Stelvio Ti models, an all-aluminum 2.0-liter direct-injection, 16-valve, turbocharged and intercooled engine, designed specifically for Alfa Romeo, delivers a best-in-class 280 horsepower, along with world-class levels of performance, efficiency and refinement.

To deliver its best-in-class 280 horsepower output and flat torque curve with 306 lb.-ft. of torque available between 2,250 – 4,500 rpm, the state-of-the-art engine features exceptional turbo responsiveness thanks to a “2-in-1” turbocharger design, with the charging system driven through two pipes, which gathers exhaust gas from pairs of cylinders in an alternating sequence.

Performance and fuel economy of these engines are fostered by the MultiAir electro-hydraulic variable-valve actuation technology, a direct-injection system with 2,900 PSI injection pressure, a water-cooled cylinder head integrated manifold and a water-cooled charge air cooler.


Alfa Stelvio QV Engine


Best-in-class 505 horsepower all-aluminum 2.9-liter bi-turbo V-6 engine
Arriving to the premium mid-size SUV segment is the most powerful Alfa Romeo production engine ever, with an all-aluminum 2.9-liter direct-injection bi-turbo V-6 serving as the Stelvio Quadrifoglio’s “heart and soul.”

Alfa Twin Turbo V6


Designed to optimize the all-new lightweight Alfa Romeo architecture, the all-aluminum 2.9-liter V-6 bi-turbo engine features a compact 90-degree layout and was holistically designed for a low center of gravity within the chassis.

To deliver a best-in-class 505 horsepower and a flat torque curve with 443 lb.-ft. of peak torque available between 2,500 – 5,500 rpm, the state-of-the-art engine features a bi-turbo design. In addition, the engine’s turbochargers are integrated into the exhaust manifold and feature a low-inertia, single-scroll turbo design with variable-boost management for ultra-responsive throttle response. A direct-injection system maximizes fuel combustion for improved engine output and efficiency.

For improved fuel efficiency, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio features a Cylinder Efficient Management (CEM) deactivation system, which enables the engine to run on three of its six cylinders.


Alfa Romeo All Wheel Drive System


Crafting control: Q4 all-wheel drive (AWD)
The intelligent Q4 all-wheel-drive system – standard on all Stelvio models, including Quadrifoglio – delivers even more all-season traction and performance capability, thanks to the system’s ability to transfer up to 60 percent of the engine’s torque to the front axle.

The innovative Q4 AWD system is linked to the Stelvio’s Chassis Domain Controller (CDC) and driver-adjustable Alfa DNA or DNA Pro (Quadrifoglio exclusive) drive mode system – enabling the driveline’s next-generation integrated actuator to adapt to changing ground conditions or driver need in milliseconds, and instantly optimize the required torque to each wheel.

Alfa Stelvio at the Stelvio Pass


Italian ingenuity with broad use of lightweight materials Alfa Romeo Stelvio’s architecture extensively integrates lightweight, state-of-the-art materials that enable and deliver near perfect 50/50 weight distribution, segment-leading torsional rigidity and the most direct steering available.
Alfa Romeo engineers designed a lightweight rear-wheel-drive platform with a low center of gravity – all to deliver the high-performance and precision expected from an Alfa Romeo.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio’s aluminum front and rear vehicle frames, front shock towers, brakes, suspension components, doors and fenders also help shed weight compared to conventional steel. For example, the rear cross member features an extensive use of lightweight materials, including aluminum and composite.

An Alfa Romeo exclusive double wishbone front suspension with semi-virtual steering axis guarantees rapid and accurate steering feel. With the most direct steering ratio in the segment, Alfa Romeo Stelvio can tackle high lateral accelerations as a result of the always-perfect footprint. At the rear, a patented Alfa-link rear axle design with vertical rod ensures top performance, driving pleasure and passenger ride comfort.

State-of-the-art technologies add to a premium SUV that only Italy could create Competing at a world-class level requires the highest attention to detail, including the use of next-level technologies that continually please and impress the center of Stelvio’s universe: the driver.



Q2 Mechanical Limited-Slip Differential
This new feature – included within the Performance Package – is a rear mechanical limited-slip differential that optimizes rear-wheel traction. The Q2 differential balances the machine torque, which works on the SUV’s rear axle. This system provides the proper level of torque to one of the two rear wheels based on traction conditions.


Chassis Domain Control (CDC)
The “brain” of Alfa Romeo Stelvio’s benchmark-level dynamics can be attributed to its innovative Chassis Domain Control (CDC) system. The CDC system coordinates all of the vehicle’s available active systems (stability control, torque vectoring differential and Alfa Active suspension system), using predictive-type dynamic models to deliver balanced, safe and natural driving, thus optimizing performance and drivability.

Integrated braking system (IBS)
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio features a segment-first integrated braking system, replacing a traditional system of electronic stability control (ESC) and brake booster for even more instantaneous braking responsiveness. The innovative electromechanical system improves braking performance through a faster increase in pressure and makes it possible to vary brake feel jointly with the Alfa DNA Pro system. As a result, this lightweight technological solution delivers new levels of brake response and stopping distance.

Alfa Stelvio DNA Pro Drive Mode Selector


Alfa DNA and Alfa DNA Pro drive mode selectors
Innovative Alfa DNA drive mode system and Alfa DNA Pro (Quadrifoglio exclusive) drive mode selectors modify the dynamic behavior of the vehicle, according to the driver’s selection:

  • Dynamic: delivers sharper brake and steering feel with more aggressive engine, transmission and throttle tip-in calibrations
  • Natural: comfort setting for balanced daily driving
  • Advanced Efficiency: eco-friendly mode to achieve the lowest fuel consumption
  • Race: exclusive to Alfa DNA Pro, this mode activates the over-boost function, opens up the two-mode exhaust system, turns ESC off and delivers sharper brake and steering feel with more aggressive engine, transmission and throttle tip-in calibrations


Thanks to the interaction with the Chassis Domain Control, Alfa DNA Pro instantaneously adapts car behavior to the selected driving mode


Alfa Stelvio in the Rain


Torque vectoring
Torque vectoring makes it possible for the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio to achieve higher performance during lateral acceleration. The rear differential optimizes torque delivery to each wheel separately for improved power delivery, traction and control on all types of road surfaces, without cutting power like traditional systems.

Alfa Active suspension system
Available on Stelvio Ti and standard on the Stelvio Quadrifoglio, this innovative four-channel chassis damping system instantly adapts to driving conditions and can be adjusted by the driver via the Alfa DNA selector. This technology allows for a setting of softer shock absorbers for a more comfortable drive, or a more rigid setting, for more accuracy in sports driving.

Peace of mind: safety and security 
The all-new Alfa Romeo Stelvio offers innovative safety and security features and leverages advanced driver-assist features.


Alfa Romeo Veni Vidi Vici


The Alfa Romeo Stelvio offers safety and security features that include:

  • Full-speed Forward Collision Warning – Plus: provides autonomous braking and, under certain circumstances, slows or brings the vehicle to a full stop when frontal collision appears imminent
  • Adaptive Cruise Control – Plus with Full Stop: helps maintain distance from the vehicle ahead and, under certain traffic conditions, the system can bring the Stelvio to a full stop without driver intervention
  • Lane Departure Warning: alerts the driver of inadvertent lane departure


To help rear visibility both on the road and in parking situations, Blind-spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path detection and front- and rear-park assist sensors are available.

In addition, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio features advanced multistage driver and front-passenger air bags; driver and front-passenger seat-mounted side air bags; front and rear side curtain air bags; and driver and front-passenger inflatable knee air bags.

Alfa Stelvio Interior Rendering


Italian style, inside and out
In true Italian fashion, the all-new Stelvio allows owners to customize their performance SUV with up to 13 exterior colors; seven wheel choices, ranging from 18-inches to 21-inches; and an almost endless selection of interior color and trim choices.


For sophisticated music lovers, the refined Harman Kardon Premium Audio System is offered on the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, which delivers detail-rich audio output. The heart of the Sound Theatre system is a 900-watt 12-channel class D amplifier, which distributes clear sound through a system of 14 speakers for superior audio quality. Harman Kardon’s Logic 7 sound technology is used to secure a surround effect from different high-resolution sources and harmoniously uniform stereo playback. With this sound system, occupants can experience the premium quality for which Harman Kardon is renowned.

With the all-new 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio, where other SUV’s stop at utility, Alfa Romeo took on the challenge to create the perfect mix of high performance, capability and design.


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