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Alfa Romeo Stelvio
The Top Gear car review:Alfa Romeo Stelvio
Running costs and reliability
As well as an all-new chassis, the Stelvio and Giulia use all-new engines that are among the best in class given the power outputs. The 2.2-litre diesel produces 207bhp and 347lb ft of torque, covers 0-62mph in 6.6 seconds but returns 58.9mpg and 127g/km of CO2. That’s cleaner and faster than the 187bhp BMW X3 2.0d. The 2.0-litre petrol turbo produces 276bhp and 296lb ft, covers 0-62mph in 5.7 seconds, but still returns 40.4mpg and emits 161g/km of CO2.
A more wallet-friendly 197bhp version of the 2.0 petrol and 178bhp version of the 2.2 diesel will both be added at some point in the near future, but being the bastion of consumer advice we are, it’s the Stelvio Quadrifoglio with its 503bhp 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 that we’re holding out for. Question is, can the higher-riding chassis handle almost double the power of the 2.0 turbo model?