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Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV Finally Revealed in Sexy Quadrifoglio Form

The Alfa Romeo SUV is one of those projects that seems to have taken forever to develop. After the mixed reviews received by the Maserati Levante, a lot is riding on the Stelvio, not just for Alfa.
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That's probably why the Stelvio is coming out fighting right out of the box, with a Quadrifoglio version that's meant to be a thorn in the side of the Macan Turbo, F-Pace and all the upcoming performance SUV monsters from Germany.

Power for the Q-SUV comes from the all-aluminum, bi-turbo 2.9-liter V6 engine found in the Giulia sedan. It's good for 505 horsepower and will shoot you past 60 miles per hour in just 3.9 seconds on the way to an impressive 177 mph (284 km/h) top speed. What's that, it's faster than the Levante S? Sorry, Maserati!

As far as the styling is concerned, the Stelvio literally looks like every Photoshop we've seen of it. The front end styling works better than on the Giulia sedan, while the back kind of looks like that of a hatchback. But you can say that about the X5 M and all the other lowered, widened performance SUVs.

The interior is also familiar thanks to the Giulia. It's got red stitching over the top of the dash and pod-like air vents. What surprises us is how well the old and new mix. On the one hand, the steering wheel has carbon trim and a big red starter button, somewhat reminiscent of a Ferrari, but the dials are analog and very cleanly designed.

While the Stelvio Quadrifoglio works to take your breath away, there are other engines that appeal to your wallet as well. For Europe, the SUV has been confirmed with 2.0-liter (gasoline) and 2.2-liter (diesel) turbo engines. But in the US, the Stelvio Ti will be the one to get. Besides a 280 horsepower four-pot, it will also come with 19-inch wheels, Q4 all-wheel drive, and a few niceties.

We can't tell you what either of these versions will cost, but we can reveal where the Stelvio fits into the SUV market, dimensionally speaking. From one bumper to the other, this is a 4,686 long vehicle. The Stelvio is also 1677mm tall and 1,903mm wide (2,163 with the mirrors). Each of these dimensions is similar to the Macan, so you're not going to get a lot of space.

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