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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio sets Nurburgring SUV record

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio has lapped the Nurburgring Nordschleife in seven minutes 51.7 seconds, setting a new record for a production SUV. Its time is eight seconds quicker than the previous record holder, the outgoing Porsche Cayenne Turbo S. Even as an SUV, the time set by the Stelvio Quadrifoglio places it between the 2017 Volvo S60 Polestar and the 2015 BMW M4 on the race track's official leaderboard...

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio local details - UPDATE

Update: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has confirmed that the specifications initially listed for the 2.2-litre diesel engine were incorrect. See article for details. The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio range will start arriving in showrooms toward the end of quarter one next year, with two new engine variants and a high-performance Quadrifoglio variant to follow, the Italian marque has confirmed...

BMW: Alfa Romeo Giulia QV the closest rival to M3 dynamics

BMW’s high-performance division says it is keeping an eye on up-and-coming manufacturers that are now competing in its segment, while admitting the recently launched Alfa Romeo Giulia QV is the closest rival to the M3 dynamically...

Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale celebrates its 50th birthday

The Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale is now 50 years old, and to commemorate its half century, the Italian manufacturer is putting on a special exhibition for its iconic sports car. First debuting on August 31, 1967, the 33 Stradale was designed by Franco Scaglione and was essentially a road-going version of the Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 series of race cars...

CarAdvice podcast 66: Win an awesome Father's Day present, and how is a hearse built? We find out!

In the studio this week is Mandy Turner, Paul Maric and Dave Zalstein bringing you the latest in the car world from the past week. In car news, left-hand drive supercars will become legal in Australia by 2019, Volkswagen Golf GTi Original and Golf R Grid to sharpen prices for Australia and the Infiniti Prototype 9 has been revealed with parts from the next-generation Nissan Leaf...

Fiat Chrysler rejected Chinese bid, others interested - report

Fiat Chrysler could be acquired by a Chinese car maker, with reports indicating it has already rejected one offer for no reason other than the size of the offer. According to Automotive News, a large Chinese automaker recently had a bid for the Fiat Chrysler (FCA) turned down...

Maserati CEO sees future with second SUV, cold on autonomous driving

Reid Bigland, head of both Alfa Romeo and Maserati, outlined some thoughts about future product for both luxury brands. The Canadian executive sat down for an wide-ranging interview with Auto Motor und Sport, and discussed everything from sales figures and upcoming vehicles to technology...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 23, 2017

  Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

Alfa Romeo Giulietta inspires high-performance… suit?

Italy's Alfa Romeo Giulietta has apparently inspired a British suit company to develop an "all-weather high-performance" suit. Yup, a suit. Designed and manufactured by UK tailor Hawes & Curtis, the uniquely tailored digs – referred to, at this stage anyway, as a “concept suit” – is said to blend Italian wool with a water-resistant finish, providing its wearer with a claimed ‘all-weather’ suit...

CarAdvice podcast 44: Our CEO didn't want to buy a Toyota HiLux, but he did

Broadcasting from a company get-together in Albury, NSW, just about the whole editorial team is on this week, with Mandy, Paul and Tegan Lawson leading the panel. Mike Costello joins us with car news to talk about Volvo saying diesel engines are unviable post 2020, meanwhile, Audi is standing by diesel power, for now...

Alfa Romeo Giulietta, Mito won't be replaced, next product steps unclear

The Alfa Romeo Mito and Giulietta hatchbacks will not be replaced, Reid Bigland, head of both Alfa Romeo and Maserati, has confirmed. In a conversation with Autocar, Bigland stated that while the Mito and Giulietta would remain in production "for the foreseeable future", no replacements were being planned for them...