There is a lot of driving pleasure in the Stelvio
We did a few laps on the small course in front of the former company headquarters in Arese near Milan, after the second round we were best buddies. Is due to the rear-biased all wheel drive. As with a rear-wheel drive car, 100 percent of the engine power goes to the rear. Only when the rear tires can no longer cope with the power does the front axle have to support. How does that feel? Pretty blue and white, well crisp and tight, and thanks to the super fast and super precise automatic pretty quick. You steer into the curve, press the shift paddle twice on the left, bang, bang, down from fourth to second gear, accelerate out, bang, upshift to the right. Yes, you can be that sporty Four-cylinder diesel being, 470 Nm torque Below 2000 tours raid those wheelswhat joy in driving!
Actually, our first stage destination should be Bormio, 1225 meters above sea level. From there over the Stilfser Joch, the 2757 meter high mountain pass, which is called Stelvio in Italian and from above looks like a long earthworm that could not decide between left and right on its way and now has bellies like a millipede. Stelvio is Alfa’s godfather, and rightly so, because he is King of the curves among SUVs. But unfortunately not on the Stelvio anymore this year: since November 4th, they don’t open for us as an exception – everything is icy upstairs!
The tuning of the Alfa SUV can be adjusted
Me: “How do you like that Multimedia system? “He:” Better than BMW in 2001, worse than BMW 2021. Touch monitor, controller and two speed dial buttons are good, GPS from TomTom too, but have you ever talked to the lady from the voice input? “Me:” Yes, but only briefly because she did not understand me. Like the lady in the café in Milan yesterday afternoon, but at least she smiled so sweetly at us. ”
When it comes to consumption, the Stelvio stays within limits
We are 1957 kilometers driven, and we have an average of 6.9 liters of diesel consumed. Oh, don’t tell the boss that we packed the trunk full of South Tyrolean specialties. Otherwise HE wants the next best business trip of the year …