Flatteringly Blackening “Nero Edizione” Packages Introduced for Alfa Romeo Giulia, Stelvio

Alfa Romeo made the decision to formally take the wraps off of the Nero Edizione (or 'black edition') versions of both the Giulia Sedan, and the very exciting Stelvio SUV during the 2018 New York Auto Show. Limited to the 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder trims, it adds all-black trim to the grille surround, side mirrors, window surrounds, and wheel caps are repainted in various gloss or matte shades. The vehicles also come with tinted exhaust tips, and headlight bezels with this very distinct and vibe-enhancing darkening.

With the Stelvio, you'll also acquire 20-inch Dark Miron rims, as well as a blacked skid plate, and deeply darkened roof rails. The Giulia sports its own 19-inch versions of the Dark Miron rollers, and you can swap out the black brake calipers on either model with accompanying red or yellow components. The Giulia has been on the market since the 2017 model year, and it took a very drastic aim at BMW 3 series and Audi A4 buyers with its combination of aggressive precision handling, and lavish upper-end style. Its 4-cylinder engine generates 280 horsepower, and produces 360 lb – ft. of torque. It is available with the choice of either rear or all-wheel drive, and comes with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

The all-new for 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio has a top speed of near 150 mph, and is truly the definition of an SUV with a refined and lively character, as well as the ability to handle well in any type of weather-triggered pinch. The very lightweight design is part of the reason why you can get so much fun in every single turn: Alfa was able to keep the weight right around the 4,000 pound mark, coming in at just a bit lower than rivals such as the tried-and-true BMW x3. This is another reason it can really offer up the competitive SUV goods for any customer looking for an avid, urban, yet trusty and luxurious family mode of transportation.

Automated emergency braking and adaptive cruise control are optional on this vehicle chock full of custom Italian flair, with a very composed ride, able powertrain, and ample cargo space. 19 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and a seating height about six inches loftier than a sedan are other bonuses in this vehicle that has mechanical similarities to the Giulia. The Stelvio also benefits highly from shared aluminum, one of the main tools that make it lighter in the long run than the Audi !5, and the BMW X3. When you take a test drive with us here at Jim Butler of St Louis, ask what the top-level Ti Sport package is all about: the team at Car and Driver had an invigorating blast last fall with its 20-inch wheels, sport-tuned suspension, and awesome black exterior accents!


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