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2018 – ALFA ROMEO STELVIO QUADRIFOGLIO GREEN US VERSION

The long-awaited Alfa Romeo SUV finally comes out at the Los Angeles Show. It is the first SUV in the history of the Italian brand, and so they decided to introduce it in its most powerful version Quadrifoglio Verde (QV), which shares the 510 hp V6 engine with Giulia.The new Alfa Romeo Stelvio is based on the same architecture used by Giulia, a model with which it will share not only its mechanical base, but also numerous exterior and interior elements. It will use the DNA system of Alfa Romeo, which allows you to select between Natural, Dynamic and Advanced EFficiency driving modes, in addition to the Race, which is only associated with Stelvio QV.In terms of design, it is perceived that the Giulia has had a great influence on its exterior appearance, with a front that shares with the sedan the slim and stylized headlights, the large grille, the aggressively shaped bumper and the large air intakes. In the rear there is something similar, since the lanterns have a format very similar to those of the Giulia, as well as the four exhaust outlets that are also found in the sedan.In the interior the points in common are also evident, although in the case of the Stelvio, add some details that are specific. The infotainment system features an 8.8-inch touchscreen, while a high fidelity sound system signed by Harman Kardon with 14 loudspeakers distributed throughout the cabin is also available. Regarding driving aids, adaptive cruise control, track maintenance, blind spot alert, assisted parking, etc. will be part of the equipment.The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Verde will be the most powerful and highest performing. It uses the 2.9-liter bi-turbo V6 engine that produces 505 hp of power and 600 Nm of torque, enough to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.9 seconds, with a top speed of 284 km / h.In addition, the Stelvio QV features a four-wheel drive system and an eight-speed automatic transmission with double clutch, which is able to shift gears in only 100 milliseconds. The simpler versions of the Stelvio will use a turbocharged 2.0-liter 2.0-liter engine with 280 hp, which will also be associated with a full-traction system and the eight-speed automatic transmission.The new Alfa Romeo Stelvio will reach the dealerships of the brand in 2017, the United States being the first market to receive it, where it will be available during the first half. For the other markets there is still no release date, but will certainly be present at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

2017 – ALFA ROMEO 6C FLY DISC

The Alfa Romeo 6C Disco Steering Wheel was created by Alex Imnadze. It is a two-door model and was designed to be a top-of-the-line hype of the Italian brand.The Georgian designer, who has worked for Alfa Romeo between 2013 and 2015, sought to reinterpret the model also known as 1900 C52 – derived from the 1900 – vehicle that the Italian brand manufactured in 1952.Designed by Carrozzeria Touring Milano, the 1900 C52 came from a complete aerodynamic study developed to support the inline four-cylinder engine of the 1900 set to reach 156 hp.Designed for the competition, the brand produced five units, the last two with a 3.5-liter engine (derived from the 6C) and with 227 horsepower, but without great success despite the maximum speed of 240 km / h. Currently only one of the 3.5-liter units still resists the passage of time at the Carlo Biscaretti di Ruffia Museum in Turin, Italy.

2017 – ALFA ROMEO GIULIA MILANO EDITION

It took only 33 seconds for FCA to sell the first 350 Alfa Romeo Giulia units in China. The Italian brand achieved an excellent acceptance of the sedan in that market, as customers exhausted the first units available in just over half a minute.The sale of these 350 units of the Alfa Romeo Giulia ‘Milano’ was achieved through the portal Alibaba, although this is not a new method for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, since with this same method managed to sell 100 units of the Maserati Levante in only 18 seconds . This strategic alliance makes Alibaba the only official channel for the group’s online sales in the Chinese market.The Alfa Romeo Giulia Milano uses the turbo 2.0i engine with 280 hp in combination with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The equipment includes a sound system signed by Harman Kardon with integrated navigation, automatic climate control, leather upholstery, etc. In addition, this special series includes a numbered nameplate.

China is already the world’s largest auto market and projections indicate that it will become the leading luxury vehicle market by 2020 and brands will increasingly rely on ‘on-line’ sales strategies to reach the richest consumers and the same reduce dependence on conventional dealers.

2017 – ALFA ROMEO GIULIA VELOCE

One of the news that Alfa Romeo will present in a few days at the Paris Motor Show is the new Giulia Veloce, a dynamic version of the Italian sedan, for those customers who find the Quadrifoglio Verde (QV) version a lot.The new Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce will debut a new shade for the ‘Azul Misano’ body, plus some exterior enhancements that include more aggressive bumpers with large front air intakes, rear diffuser, dual exhaust exhaust and alloy wheels optional 19-inch lightweight, in the tone of the aesthetics of the Giulia QV.In the interior, it has sports seats covered in leather and toyota tundra cover, sports steering wheel and some inserts and moldings in aluminum. The equipment includes the Connect infotainment system equipped with a 6.5-inch touch screen, two-zone automatic climate control and numerous driving aids.In mechanical terms the Giulia Veloce debuts a new turbocharged 2.0-liter gasoline engine with 280 hp and a torque of 400 Nm, a propeller that features twin-scroll turbo technologies and MultiAir technology. Also launching a new diesel engine with 210 hp and 470 Nm of torque, which has the particularity of being the first diesel engine of Alfa Romeo fully assembled in aluminum. In both cases they can be combined with an eight-speed automatic transmission with double clutch and the Q4 integral traction system from Alfa Romeo.

2017 – ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA

Alfa Romeo made a facelift at the Giulietta, which will be presented to the public at the Geneva Motor Show, starting next Tuesday. The Italian model benefits mainly from aesthetic changes, highlighting the new grille, black inserts on the bumper and changes in the graphics of headlights and fog lights.Inside, new benches and matte black applications appear. It also has the updated Uconnect infotainment system (with smartphone integration), leather steering wheel as standard, 16-inch wheels and air conditioning. Among the options, bi-zone air conditioning, cruise control, different seats and a Lusso pack with leather coverings, aluminum pedals and 5.0 or 6.5 inch screen.The top-of-the-line version, Veloce, features the same 4C engine, a 1750 TB with 240 hp. Features sportier bumpers, different side skirts and shiny black mirror covers. Inside, there are leather seats and Alcantara, flat bottom steering wheel, applications imitating carbon fiber and details in red.New is the introduction of an option with dual clutch TCT transmission (with butterflies on the steering wheel) in the 1.6 JTDm diesel engine with 120 hp. The gasoline version has the 1.4 TB engine with 120 hp (also available in a bi-fuel version), 150 and 170 hp. Among the diesel it is also possible to opt for the 2.0 JTDM with 150 and 175 hp. This version announces a consumption of 26.3 km / l and CO2 emissions of 99 g / km. Accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 10.2 seconds.The new Giulietta will go on sale in Europe from April.

2017 – ALFA ROMEO MiTo

Already it was known that it would not be a new generation, but a facelift, since the Italians put all their commitment in the launching of Alfa Romeo Giulia. Even so, the new Alfa Romeo MiTo gained much prominence, because although it does not have a very different aesthetic of its predecessor, it gained in esportivity.The new MiTo is now more aggressive thanks to the 16-inch wheels, door handles and rear-view mirrors that are painted in a shade of gray contrasting with the color of the body. In the interior the sense of sportsmanship is even greater by the banks covered in black fabric and with the Milan logo engraved on the head restraints, in addition to the multifunctional steering wheel.But the highlight is the technological apparatus. The MiTo, which is being presented at the Geneva Motor Show, features the Uconnect system of the FCA group which is controlled via a 5.0-inch touch screen that also features auxiliary input, USB input and Bluetooth. With all these connectivity options, the driver can still design your smartphone on the system screen and access a host of features.The new Alfa Romeo MiTo features three trim levels (MiTo, Veloce and Lusso). Customization options include nine body colors and eight alloy wheels models to choose from.In mechanical terms, Alfa Romeo debuts in the MiTo the unprecedented 95 HP 1.3 Multijet engine that stands out for its brilliant performance, high fuel economy and low emissions. All this without compromising its performance, with 180 km / h of maximum speed and an acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h completed in 12.5 seconds.

2016 – ALFA ROMEO 4C US VERSION

The Alfa Romeo 4C and its convertible version Alfa Romeo 4C Spider have just been renewed for the year / model 2016 in the United States. The main changes between the current and the renewed 4C are limited to a few details in your equipment. For example, from now on both models can be equipped with a titanium exhaust system signed by the Slovenian manufacturer Akrapovic, although it does not announce a power increase with its installation. In the 4C Spider the air inlet at the bottom of the side will be carbon fiber.Carbon fiber is also present inside. In both models it is possible to choose as optional the ‘Carbon Fiber Trim Package’, which adds carbon in elements such as the instrument panel, the ‘butterflies’ of the direction and ventilation. The two models may also have a new two-tone leather upholstery, which combines the colors ‘Tobacco’ and ‘Black’.The Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe wins some elements that already featured in Spider, such as the Alpine audio system, which improves both sound quality and connectivity. In both models the current speakers have been replaced by better quality ones. In addition, in the 4C Spider has been updated the alarm system.On the other hand, the mechanical level did not change. This remains the 1.75 TBi four-cylinder turbocharged engine, producing 240 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque, appearing coupled with an automatic double-clutch transmission. It may not look like much, but at 920 kg it can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.5 seconds and reach the maximum speed of 260 km / h.

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