It’s not cheap, but it’s competitive compared to industry prices

The wait for the official price of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is over. The Italian automaker has announced pricing details for the performance SUV, and it’s not cheap. If you want one, you’re going to have to pay at least $79,995 to go home with what Alfa describes as the “world’s fastest SUV.” Throw in the destination fee of $1,595 and the total cost shoots up to $81,590. And, if you’re looking for options, well, at that point, your mileage and the subsequent price of the SUV will vary.

The 2018 Stelvio Quadrifoglio Will Set You Back $81,590 with Destination Fees Exterior
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If you want one, you’re going to have to pay at least $79,995 to go home with what Alfa describes as the “world’s fastest SUV.”

The announced price is a little steeper than a lot of us probably expected, but it is in line with how much some of the Stelvio Quadrifoglio’s rivals cost. The Porsche Macan Turbo, for example, can cost as much as $87,495 if you attach a Performance Package to it. Even then, the Porsche still owes 65 horsepower to the Stelvio Quadrifoglio even at that price.

Likewise, the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S is priced at around $80,000. It has roughly the same amount of power — 503 horsepower — as the 505-horsepower Stelvio Quadrifoglio.

The only difference is that, unlike the Stelvio, the Macan Turbo and the AMG GLC 63 S are established performance models from established automakers that have been in the crossover and SUV business for a long time. The Stelvio, on the other hand, is Alfa Romeo’s first-ever SUV. Is it worth spending that much on a first-timer?

Evidently, and quite predictably, Alfa Romeo boss Tim Kuniskis believes that it is. "We specifically crafted the Stelvio Quadrifoglio to truly set itself apart among high-performance vehicles, and it does not disappoint – whether being driven on the Nürburgring or on roads across North America," he said in a statement. “Equipped with the most powerful Alfa Romeo engine ever and our advanced Q4 all-wheel-drive system, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio roars to life with an exhilarating driving experience."

The 2018 Stelvio Quadrifoglio Will Set You Back $81,590 with Destination Fees Exterior
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It’s hard to blame Alfa Romeo for settling into this price point for the Stelvio Quadrifoglio. Dropping its price below the Macan Turbo may have some advantages, but it’s not going to build the kind of attachment most high-priced vehicles get from their owners.

I think it’s a fair price for the Stelvio Quadrifoglio. All it has to do now is to live up to its end of the deal and become the high-performance SUV it’s been hyped to be.

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Alfa Romeo today announced pricing for the highly anticipated 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $79,995.

“We specifically crafted the Stelvio Quadrifoglio to truly set itself apart among high-performance vehicles and it does not disappoint – whether being driven on the Nürburgring or on roads across North America,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Alfa Romeo. “Equipped with the most powerful Alfa Romeo engine ever and our advanced Q4 all-wheel-drive system, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio roars to life with an exhilarating driving experience.”

Crafted by Alfa Romeo artisans at the Cassino plant in Italy, the all-new 2018 Stelvio Quadrifoglio is a testament to Alfa Romeo’s perfect balance of engineering and emotion, creating a premium mid-size SUV for driving enthusiasts that stands out in one of the largest and fastest growing segments in the U.S.

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

MSRP for the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is $79,995 (excluding $1,595 destination)
Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio features an all-aluminum, direction-injection 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 engine that generates a class-leading 505 horsepower
Designed to optimize the lightweight Alfa Romeo architecture, the all-aluminum 2.9-liter V-6 twin-turbocharged engine features a compact 90-degree layout and was holistically designed for a low center of gravity within the chassis
Paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission, Stelvio Quadrifoglio launches from 0-60 mph in an estimated 3.9 seconds with a top speed of 176 mph
In addition to best-in-class horsepower, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio features segment-leading V-6 torque (443 lb.-ft.) and the most horsepower per liter in its class
Features the iconic hand-painted Quadrifoglio (four-leaf clover) badge that is symbolic of legendary Alfa Romeo race cars and high-performance production vehicles
Stelvio Quadrifoglio lapped the Nürburgring in a record time 7 minutes 51.7 seconds, the fastest time ever posted by a production SUV
Stelvio Quadrifoglio also features a class-exclusive carbon fiber driveshaft and the most direct steering available
Advanced technology features unique to the Stelvio Quadrifoglio include torque vectoring differential, a four-mode Alfa DNA Pro selector with Race mode and a Quadrifoglio-tuned adaptive suspension
Includes a Quadrifoglio instrument cluster with 200-mph speedometer and cylinder deactivation system to maximize fuel efficiency
Stelvio Quadrifoglio also includes unique exterior styling, rear spoiler and side sill insert, DNA Pro drive mode selector with Race mode and adjustable adaptive damping performance suspension, 20-inch aluminum wheels with massive, 6-piston Brembo front brakes, aggressively bolstered Alcantara leather seating surfaces with 14-way power front seats including 4-way lumbar, leather-wrapped dash and doors with accent stitching, genuine carbon fiber interior trim and much more

Ultra-high-performance options for Stelvio Quadrifoglio include:

Ultra-lightweight carbon fiber shell Sparco racing seats, providing maximum lateral support during extreme cornering thanks to more aggressive bolstering, and designed to be the lightest in the segment, while providing comfort for long road trips
Ultra-high-performance Brembo carbon-ceramic material (CCM) brake system

The Stelvio Quadrifoglio brings world-class performance, state-of-the-art technologies, seductive Italian style and an exhilarating driving experience to the premium mid-size SUV segment. With the all-new 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, where other SUVs stop at utility, Alfa Romeo took on the challenge to create the perfect mix of high performance, capability and design.

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