200 gasoline-fed horses or 180 of them running on Devil's fuel?

People from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) willing to settle for a less powerful Alfa Romeo Stelvio can order starting today the company’s first SUV with new base engines. The first of the bunch is a gasoline 2.0-liter made entirely out of aluminum with a carbon drive shaft and hooked up to an automatic eight-speed transmission sending power to the Q4 all-wheel-drive system.

It churns 200 horsepower (149 kilowatts) and 330 Newton-meters (243 pound-feet) of torque and enables the Stelvio reach 62 mph (100 kph) in a decent 7.2 seconds en route to a top speed of 133 mph (215 kph). Alfa Romeo says the gasoline unit enables the SUV to provide class-leading fuel efficiency and a lively acceleration throughout the rev range.

2017 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Euro-spec
2017 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Euro-spec

If you’ll be doing a lot of highway driving, the turbodiesel 2.2-liter is going to be a better solution for your needs. It represents Alfa’s very first aluminum-made diesel engine from the new generation and it delivers 180 hp (134 kW) and 450 Nm (331 lb-ft). Power is channeled to the rear wheels through the same eight-speed auto enabling the Stelvio to hit 62 mph (100 kph) in 7.6 seconds and top out at 210 kph (130 mph).

These two units join a broad engine lineup that includes a 210-hp version of the diesel with 470 Nm (346 lb-ft) on tap. On the gasoline side, customers willing to spend more can get the Stelvio with a 2.0-liter gasoline mill pumping out 280 hp (206 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft).

Of course, the crown jewel is the biturbo 2.9-liter V6 benefitting from Ferrari’s expertise to churn a meaty 505 hp (376 kW) and 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) in the flagship Quadrifoglio trim. Alfa mentions the Stelvio Q is now the fastest SUV around the Nürburgring by lapping the Green Hell in in 7 minutes and 57 seconds, or just 0.74s less than a Porsche Cayenne Turbo S.

Source: Alfa Romeo

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Performance and fuel economy: Alfa Romeo Stelvio with two new engines

  • In the EMEA area, orders can now be placed for the 180 HP 2.2 Diesel with automatic 8-speed transmission and rear wheel drive, which ensures a thrilling driving experience in true, iconic Alfa Romeo style.
  • The new engine delivers outstanding efficiency and fuel economy, with CO2 emissions of only 124 g/km.
  • Some markets also see the debut of the 200 HP 2.0 Turbocharged petrol unit combined with automatic 8-speed transmission and Q4 all-wheel drive.


Today, Alfa Romeo showrooms are opening their order books for the fantastic Stelvio - the Italian brand's first SUV - equipped with 180 HP 2.2 Diesel engine, automatic 8-speed transmission and rear-wheel drive. This is the first engine in the Stelvio range to be combined with rear-wheel drive, a design choice that guarantees superior performance levels, loads of fun and a thrilling drive, as well as paying homage to the most authentic traditions of the legendary Alfa Romeo. So this version fits perfectly into the Stelvio family and is designed to give sporty driving purists an adrenalin-packed experience, typical of rear-wheel drive, without forfeiting efficiency in terms of fuel economy and CO2 emissions: in the mixed cycle, for example, the figures are 4.7 l/100km and 124 g/km respectively.
One key factor underlying this unique blend of genuine driving pleasure and lean consumption and emissions is light weight: this Stelvio version is once again best in class in terms of weight, slimming down to just 1,604 kg.


Also available on selected markets is the new 200 HP 2.0 Turbocharged petrol unit combined with automatic 8-speed transmission and Q4 all-wheel drive. Further information about the specific configurations on the individual markets is available on the local Alfa Romeo Press websites.


Incorporating the Group's very best engine design technology, the Stelvio propulsion units belong to a new generation of all-aluminium four-cylinder engines that are built in Italy at the Termoli (petrol) and Pratola Serra (Diesel) plants, in areas assigned only to Alfa Romeo engines, with state-of-the-art processes and methods that put them at the top of their class in terms of performance and fuel economy. Nothing less would be appropriate for Alfa Romeo Stelvio, the first SUV in the brand's more than a hundred years of history, which gives even the most demanding driver a thrilling driving experience and still excels in the comfort and versatility typical of this category.


The two new engines extend the Stelvio range, which already includes the 280 HP 2.0 Turbocharged petrol and 210 HP 2.2 Diesel units, both with automatic 8-speed transmission and Q4 all-wheel drive. Whichever the option chosen, Alfa Romeo Stelvio turns the daily commute into a unique, exciting journey, alone or in the company of friends and family, thanks to the perfect mix of driving pleasure, Italian style and versatility. A stroke of magic that puts the Alfa Romeo Stelvio up there with the best station wagons on the market.


Last but not least, to coincide with the launch of the two new engines, two additional contents are added to the Stelvio range: the luxurious chocolate interior colour and the sporty interior which includes aluminium inserts, black lining, leather steering wheel and heated leather sports seats with 6-way front power bolster and driver memory.


180 HP 2.2 Diesel

The 180 HP 2.2 Diesel (maximum torque 450 Nm at 1,750 rpm) is the first all-aluminium Diesel amongst the new-generation engines from Alfa Romeo. With four cylinders in-line, it features the latest-generation MultiJet II injection system with Injection Rate Shaping (IRS) and operating pressures of 2,000 bar. The electrically-operated variable geometry turbocharger offers state-of-the-art mechanics and minimises response times and at the same time guarantees benefits in terms of efficiency. The most sophisticated driving satisfaction and comfort levels are also guaranteed by the use of a balancing countershaft. And, an innovation for this market, the 180 HP 2.2 Diesel is equipped with a turbocharger speed sensor. The performances are outstanding: with automatic 8-speed transmission and rear-wheel drive, Stelvio 180 HP 2.2 Diesel reaches a top speed of 210 km/h and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.6 seconds.


200 HP 2.0 Turbo Petrol

The 200 HP 2.0 Turbocharged petrol engine is a 4-cylinder unit built entirely in aluminium with carbon drive shaft, combined with the automatic 8-speed transmission and Q4 all-wheel drive. In addition to MultiAir electro-hydraulic valve actuation, the distinctive features of this engine include "2-in-1" turbo and 200-bar high-pressure direct injection, which pair up to deliver a particularly snappy accelerator response across the rev range in addition to first-class fuel-efficiency.
Alfa Romeo Stelvio 200 HP 2.0 Turbocharged petrol (maximum torque of 330Nm at 1,750 rpm) has a top speed of 215 km/h and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.2 seconds.