Alfa Romeo Stelvio has new entry engine versions image

The Italian brand has decided that customers in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) can get home with less powerful – thus more affordable – Stelvio versions, introducing new base engine versions.

Alfa Romeo’s first ever sport utility vehicle can be grabbed in the EMEA region with a gasoline 2.0-liter engine made out of aluminum, packing a carbon drive shaft and linked to an automatic eight-speed transmission rooting the power towards the Q4 all-wheel-drive system. It will deliver 200 horsepower (149 kilowatts) and 330 Newton-meters (243 pound-feet) of torque and speed up the Stelvio to 62 mph (100 kph) in 7.2 seconds on its way towards the maximum speed of 133 mph (215 kph). Alfa says the new gasoline engine is all about fuel efficiency, while still retaining the performance characteristics of the brand.

Those still inclined towards a diesel can opt for the turbodiesel 2.2-liter – Alfa’s very first aluminum-made diesel engine – and this new generation solution packs 180 hp (134 kW) and 450 Nm (331 lb-ft). Power is sent via the same eight-speed auto to the rear wheels and the Stelvio will sprint to 62 mph (100 kph) in 7.6 seconds en route to a 210 kph (130 mph) top speed. These new engine versions join the lineup that formerly consisted of the 210-hp version of the diesel, 2.0-liter gasoline good for 280 hp (206 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) and of course the Stelvio Q packing the biturbo 2.9-liter V6 that has Ferrari experience in it and 505 hp (376 kW) and 600 Nm (443 lb-ft).