Alfa Romeo turned 110 last week and on Autoblog we commemorated it with an interview with Carolina Belcastro, president of Centro Milano, official importer of the Italian brand in Argentina.
There, Belcastro took stock of Alfa's presence in our market and announced that the new Tonale Hybrid will arrive in Argentina. However, there is still at least two years to go before that launch. On the other hand, Belcastro mentioned another more imminent novelty that deserves a greater deployment: before the end of the year the first units of the Stelvio Quadrifoglio will arrive in the country.
This is the sportiest version of the Alfa SUV for Segment D (medium). And it will complement the offer of the Stelvio Distinctive (200hp) and Veloce (280hp), which have been on the market since October 2018.
The Stelvio Quadrifoglio shares the engine and the Giorgio Platform with the Giulia Quadrifoglio, which has been sold in Argentina since October 2018.
It is an impeller developed by Ferrari at the request of Alfa Romeo: V6 2.9 bi-turbonaftero (510 hp and 600 Nm), combined with an eight-speed automatic transmission (torque converter). Unlike the Giulia Quadrifoglio, which is rear-wheel drive, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio has permanent all-wheel drive.
The performance? It accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.8 seconds and reaches a top speed of 283 km / h. They are values worthy of a true Maranello engine.
Belcastro reported that the Stelvio Quadrifoglio will arrive in Argentina only on request. The price has not yet been announced, but everything indicates that it will be very close to the values of the Giulia Quadrifoglio, which today is listed at $ 157,000.
The Stelvio Quadrifoglio will compete in our market against other sports SUVs in Segment D: Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S (510 hp, $ 203,000) and Porsche Macan Turbo (441 hp, $ 243,000).