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The historic 'Turismo Internazionale' name makes a return on the Stelvio range, used to denote GT cars known for covering large distances in comfort and style.

08 Sep 2019 | International News : Italy

The historic 'Turismo Internazionale', synonomous with Alfa Romeo's past as a true GT car for covering large distances in comfort and style, makes its debut on the Stelvio range. Having first broken cover at the Geneva Motor Show, the Stelvio Ti will be first making its way to the U.K. this September.

A leather dashboard and laminated glass add to comfort levels in the Stelvio Ti
Replacing the 'Milano Edizione' at the top of the Stelvio range, the Stelvio Ti combines performance with luxury with the addition of carbon fibre accents, sports suspension and a host of technology as standard. 

The carbon fibre 'V' grille and wing mirrors are complemented by dark 'Stelvio' and 'Q4' badges, red brake calipers and new 20-inch alloy wheels, exclusive to the Ti.

Inside, a leather dashboard and laminated glass, offering additional soundproofing, as well as a hands-free tailgate, Active Cruise Control and Frequency Selective Damping add to the comprehensive standard equipment list.

While active suspension is available as an option, the Stelvio Ti comes complete with Frequency Selective Dampers (FSD) to improve handling while still retaining comfort. FSD uses a frequency sensitive valve to hydraulically change the level of damping according to the road inputs.

A hands-free tailgate and 20-inch alloy wheels mark the Ti out as a comfortable car for covering long distances
The new Stelvio Ti will be available with a choice of two powerplants, the 276bhp petrol and the 207bhp diesel engines.

While the 2.0-litre Turbo petrol powerplant delivers peak torque of 400Nm at 2,250 rpm, it is also best in class in terms of acceleration, powering from zero to 100km/h in just 5.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 230km/h. The 2.0-litre diesel engine meanwhile powers the car from zero to 100km/h in 6.6 seconds before going on to a top speed of 230km/h.

Both 4-cylinder units are built entirely from aluminium with a carbon fibre drive shaft and are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and Q4 all-wheel drive.

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