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Alfa Romeo Stelvio and Giulia Vehicles Recalled For Fuel Leaks

FCA recalls 11,500 vehicles because the fuel line sensor housings may crack and leak

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November 21, 2021 — Fiat Chrysler (FCA) is recalling 11,500 model year 2020-2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio and Alfa Romeo Giulia vehicles to prevent the vehicles from stalling or catching fire from fuel leaks.


Chrysler says the fuel line sensor housing may crack and leak fuel, and fuel that makes contact with a hot ignition source can cause a fire.


The automaker learned about a fuel leak in Italy in October and the supplier discovered six batches of possibly defective engine bay fuel bundles.


Alfa Romeo drivers may notice fuel smells while the engines are running, and the vehicles may experience reduced performance.


As of November 4, FCA is aware of one customer assistance record, eight warranty claims, no field reports and no crash or injury reports.


Alfa Romeo dealers will inspect and replace the fuel line sensor housings once owner recall notification letters are mailed January 1, 2022.


Alfa Romeo owners may call 800-853-1403 and refer to recall number Y91.
 

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Chrysler recalls model year 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulias
The vehicles may be equipped with incorrect tires

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Chrysler Alfa Romeo Giulia vehicle
Photo source: Alfa RomeoChrysleris recalling 185 model year 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulias.

The vehicles may have tires that have a lesser load rating than intended for the vehicle.
Incorrect tires can result in the operator overloading the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.
What to do
Dealers will replace the tires and update the owner's manual with the correct load rating free of charge.
Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on December 22, 2021.
Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at (800) 853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is Y83.

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Save the Date: Tonale World Premiere – La Metamorfosi


January 24, 2022 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - “La Metamorfosi” has begun. Alfa Romeo is pleased to invite you to attend the Tonale digital world premiere on February 8, 2022, at 9 a.m. EST. www.alfaromeousa.com

Alfa Romeo
Born in 1910 in Milan, Italy, Alfa Romeo has designed and crafted some of the most stylish and sporty cars in automotive history. That tradition lives on today as Alfa Romeo continues to take a unique and innovative approach to designing automobiles. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio sets a new benchmark in performance, style and technology in an SUV. The award-winning Alfa Romeo Giulia delivers race-inspired performance, advanced technologies and an exhilarating driving experience to the premium midsize sedan segment. The Giulia Quadrifoglio and the Stelvio Quadrifoglio feature 0-60 mph times of 3.8 and 3.6 seconds respectively, and embody Alfa Romeo's "la meccanica delle emozioni" (the mechanics of emotion) spirit. Alfa Romeo is part of the portfolio of brands offered by leading global automaker and mobility provider Stellantis. For more information regarding Stellantis (NYSE: STLA), please visit www.stellantis.com.
 

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La Metamorfosi’: All-new 2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale Makes Global Debut

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    • Alfa Romeo is proud to present the all-new 2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale, the model that marks the brand’s metamorphosis. While remaining true to its DNA of noble Italian sportsmanship since 1910, Tonale is part of a radical evolution taking place at Alfa Romeo, which looks ahead to a new era of electrification and connectivity
    • Tonale features unmistakable Italian design, extraordinarily faithful to the 2019 concept from which it draws its origins with a host of innovative, customer-focused features
    • State-of-the-art, plug-in hybrid (PHEV) electric vehicle technology: unique and exclusive technical solutions, created by Alfa Romeo to enhance Tonale’s performance
    • Alfa Romeo paradigm: electrification serves the brand with the mission of reinventing sportiness for the 21st century
    • Two powertrain offerings:
      • PHEV Q4 AWD, with a six-speed automatic transmission, combines a 15.5-kWh lithium ion battery with a 90 kW electric motor and 1.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine to deliver best-in-class 272 horsepower and an electric range of more than 30 miles (48 kilometers)
      • Q4 AWD 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, with nine-speed automatic transmission and best-in-class standard horsepower rated at 256 and 295 lb.-ft. of torque, equipped with engine stop-start technology that meets the super-ultra-low emissions 30 (SULEV 30) standard
    • Alfa Romeo DNA: fully integrated driving application delivers optimized maneuvering and performance with three modes of operation:
      • Dual power/Dynamic
      • Natural
      • Advanced efficiency
    • In a world exclusive, the Alfa Romeo Tonale is the first car on the market equipped with a NFT (non-fungible token) digital certificate. Based on blockchain technology and uniquely linked, the Tonale NFT certifies the car upon purchase, then evolves to represent its use during the car’s life cycle, with major benefits in terms of protecting residual value
    • Tonale features standard Uconnect 5 on a 10.25-inch center touchscreen and 12.3-inch driver’s cluster screen – a best-in-class offering:
      • Alfa Connect with global services delivery platform with greater over-the-air (OTA) capability
      • New infotainment system builds upon a well-established, intuitive user experience (UX) with Android’s automotive operating system
      • Standard wireless Apple CarPlay, wireless Android Auto and wireless charging
      • Exclusive, customizable home screen allows quick access to frequently used features with one-touch operation
      • Alexa home-to-car and car-to-home functionality includes in-vehicle Alexa virtual assistant with natural voice capability
    • Technology in the name of safety comes standard, with a host of driver assistance systems:
      • Adaptive cruise control
      • Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR)
      • Intelligent Speed Assist (ISA)
      • Blind spot and Rear Cross Path detection
      • Forward Collision Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection
      • Driver Attention Assist and rear seat reminder
      • Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist
    • Available level 2 autonomy with Traffic Jam Assist
    • Frequency Selective Damping (FSD) suspension tuning becomes the benchmark in driving dynamics for the segment
    • The all-new 2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale will be available in three different models: Sprint, Ti and Veloce
    • Orders for the all-new 2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale open in the fourth quarter of 2022 with availability in the first quarter of 2023
    • Virtual opportunity to watch the global reveal of the Alfa Romeo Tonale



February 8, 2022 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Alfa Romeo is proud to announce today the all-new 2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale, the metamorphosis – “La Metamorfosi” – of the legendary brand highlighted by a new era of luxury, electrification and connectivity while remaining true to its race-inspired DNA. As the first C-SUV from Alfa Romeo, North American consumers will experience more than 110 years of heritage with the evolution of best-in-class performance from two all-new efficient powertrain offerings, which includes a plug-in hybrid with over 30 miles (48 kilometers) of pure electric range and 272 horsepower. Tonale also features a variety of driver assistance systems, Uconnect 5, an all-new connectivity platform with Alfa Connect, sporty and modern Italian styling that remains faithful to the 2019 concept and exhilarating driving dynamics from a rapid-response Frequency Damping Suspension (FDS) system.

Design
The definitive design of the Tonale is extraordinarily faithful to the concept car from which it draws its origins, courtesy of the remarkable work done at the Design Studio at Centro Stile Alfa Romeo.

Intended for a young, metropolitan and dynamic customer, the Alfa Romeo Tonale offers a distinctive, sensual and forward-looking design. Its compact dimensions – a length of 178.3 inches (4.53 meters), width of 72.4 inches (1.84 meters) and height of 63.0 inches (1.6 meters) – encompass the uniqueness of Italian design, and the original, contemporary style typical of Alfa Romeo, in a synthesis between a prestigious heritage and looking forward to the future.

The recurrence of stylistic features that have entered the history of world motoring, such as the “GT Line” that runs from the rear to the headlights, recalling the forms of the 1960s Giulia GT Junior, and alternating with the full and elegant volumes reminiscent of iconic models, such as the 8C Competizione. The front features the inimitable “Trilobo” and the distinctive Alfa Romeo “Scudetto” shield, which acts as a central focus.

The Tribolo-inspired “3+3” headlight design with new, full LED evoke the proud look of the SZ Zagato or the Proteo concept car. Developed in conjunction with Marelli, the three modules make up a unique frontline for the car and simultaneously provide daylight, dynamic turn signals and a “welcome and goodbye” feature (activated every time the driver turns the car on or off) to ensure the best lighting conditions. These technologies offer greater efficiency, in terms of durability and energy saving with twice the light intensity of conventional halogen lamps, lower emissions and improved safety, with less eye strain and better driving comfort.

The taillights take on the same design cues as the headlights and form a sine curve that fully wraps around the rear of the car, making it a truly unique and distinctive light signature.

The car’s sensuality and dynamism are also clear in the all-encompassing rear window, a tribute to the 8C Competizione, and in the design of the alloy wheels that reproduce the Alfa Romeo style canon of a telephone dial.

Inspired by Alfa Romeo's racing history, the interior is strongly focused on the driver, with easy access to all controls for a safe, unparalleled driving experience. The same care is reserved for the passengers, who are given the ideal space to travel in comfort. This results in an environment designed for and around the occupants, characterized by meticulous attention to detail paired with a constant quest for the highest quality.

The Tonale’s interior arouses real emotions, not to mention the latest technology, ensuring a connected and comfortable experience, while maintaining the pleasure of a sporty drive that always remains in the lead. Everything is focused on the driver, but also considers the comfort of passengers. Unique patterns, logos and colors point to Alfa Romeo. The sporty and high-tech environment with the cool solidity of aluminum and the warmth and softness of leather and Alcantara suede reflect the personality of a young, metropolitan and dynamic customer.

Propulsion
The Tonale is the most efficient plug-in hybrid C-SUV in the segment, with an electric range of more than 30 miles (48 kilometers) and 272-horsepower. The advanced hybrid system uses the 1.3-liter MultiAir turbocharged four-cylinder engine (180-horsepower) to provide torque to the front wheels. A high-voltage Belt Starter Generator, mounted to the engine, delivers torque to the crankshaft to smooth transitions during changing driving conditions, in addition to providing seamless stop-start capability.

The Tonale’s efficiency and sporty performance is bolstered by a 15.5-kWh lithium-ion battery. The exclusive pack design is a good example of component specifically developed to enhance the Alfa Romeo spirit.

The rear axle of the Tonale is powered by a 90-kW electric motor capable of producing 1,844 lb.-ft. (2,500 Nm) of torque from 0 rpm.

The Alfa Romeo Tonale PHEV offers three options in delivering electrified power to the wheels, controlled by the DNA switch. Each mode also includes changes to the driving dynamics (steering, braking and suspension). Regardless of the mode selected, the Tonale operates as an efficient hybrid once the battery nears its minimum state of charge:
  • Dual power (PHEV)/Dynamic – Performance with maximum output from both the engine and electric motor
  • Natural – Power management is automatic for everyday use. A balance of engine and electric motor without compromising performance or driving comfort
  • Advanced efficiency – Designed for pure electric operation, the vehicle will run off the large battery with more than 30 miles (49 kilometers) of pure electric range
The all-new Alfa Romeo Tonale also offers a technologically advanced 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder, a member of Stellantis’ Global Medium Engine family, rated at a best-in-class standard horsepower of 256 and 295 lb.-ft. of torque. Equipped with a twin-scroll, low inertia turbocharger, direct fuel injection and engine stop-start technology, this engine gives Tonale the brand’s iconic dynamic performance and drivability.

The available plug-in hybrid engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, while the standard 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder is paired with a nine-speed automatic. Both propulsion systems feature standard Q4 AWD traction to ensure an unparalleled level of safety and driving pleasure.

Software and connectivity
In a world exclusive, Tonale debuts non-fungible token (NFT) technology, a true innovation in the automotive sector. Alfa Romeo is the first automaker to link a car with an NFT digital certificate. The technology is based on the “blockchain card” concept, a confidential and non-modifiable record of the main stages in the life of an individual vehicle. This distinctive off-board feature – immediately usable and sustainable – epitomizes the innovative nature of Alfa Romeo. With the customer’s consent, the NFT will record vehicle data, generating a certificate that can be used to assure the car has been properly maintained, with a positive impact on its residual value. On the pre-owned car market, NFT certification represents an additional source of credibility for owners or dealers to count on. In the meantime, buyers will be reassured in their choice of car.

Alfa Romeo uses software and connectivity to enhance the driver's experience, which is and remains the focus. Tonale therefore comes with Uconnect 5, the company’s most advanced in-car technology, delivering faster operating speeds, new content and improved customization. Uconnect 5 also offers new convenience and connected services, keeping customers engaged and informed while drivers keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.

Uconnect 5 allows users to create an exclusive home screen with a familiar feel. Customers can personalize the Uconnect home screen with frequently used features for quick and easy access via one-touch operation, much like a smartphone. Or if the vehicle is equipped with the new plug-in hybrid system, customers can monitor efficiency through a unique Hybrid Pages app on the center screen, all with one touch.

The new infotainment system also features several fully customizable interfaces, storing up to five different user profiles and featuring preferences for music and vehicle operation. The system also connects features to a driver’s profile, such as temperature, seating position and mirror placement. Switching between user profiles can be handled by a single touch.

Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Wireless Apple CarPlay and wireless Android Auto make it easy to stay connected to the vehicle, and wireless charging further simplifies the experience.

New over-the-air capabilities with Alfa Connect
Servicing and updating your Alfa Romeo has never been easier. The new Telematics Box Module (TBM) preps for growth and assists in quickly moving large amounts of data, engineered for the fastest speeds available. The trusted and secure ecosystem provides an optimal environment for continuous improvement through a built-in cellular network.

Alexa
Uconnect 5 brings Amazon Alexa directly into the Alfa Romeo Tonale, giving occupants the freedom to interact with Alexa from home to car and car to home. Using natural speak, occupants can ask Alexa to play music, podcasts and audiobooks; add items to their to-do list and check real-time information. Alexa’s responses use the vehicle’s audio system, allowing all passengers to interact.

Alfa Connect mobile app
With the available mobile app, a smartphone can start the engine, lock or unlock doors, and receive notifications. Inside the vehicle, SOS Call provides external assistance at the touch of a button. An automatic feature calls for outside assistance if the vehicle senses a crash has taken place. With Assist Call, owners can contact the Uconnect customer care team for help with their vehicle or instructions on using a Uconnect system. Stolen Vehicle Assistance helps police track a vehicle’s location and Family Drive Alerts deliver notifications to concerned parents when boundary, curfew or speed limits are exceeded. Owners can also receive a notification when someone else drives the vehicle while in Valet Alert mode.

Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS)
Technology is also at the forefront of safety and comfort: Level 2 autonomous driving, with new advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), act in line with the Alfa Romeo philosophy. Here again, the software is at the center of the brand’s DNA, with the focus remaining on the driver. All the systems therefore work without ever interfering with the driver’s experience, where control and the emotions of driving remain intact. These include Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control (IACC), Lane Centering (LC) and Traffic Jam Assist (TJA), which automatically adjust speed and trajectory, keeping the car in the middle of the lane and at a distance from the vehicle in front, thus ensuring safety and comfort. The Tonale is also equipped with other innovative devices and technologies that perfect the interaction between driver, vehicle and road, including Automatic Emergency Braking, which alerts the driver of danger and engages the brakes to avoid or mitigate any collision with a pedestrian or cyclist; Driver Attention Assist, which warns the driver if they become drowsy; Blind Spot Detection, which detects rear blind spots and signals any approaching vehicles to avoid collision; Rear Cross Path detection, which warns of vehicles approaching on the sides when reversing; and high-resolution 360° camera with dynamic grid.

Best-in-class driving dynamics
Tonale stands as a benchmark in the segment in terms of driving dynamics. It ensures sports car-like impeccable dynamic behavior, proven by the best weight distribution and the most direct steering in its segment (13.6:1 ratio), and the fact it is the only model in its class to be equipped with the Integrated Brake System (IBS) and available fixed aluminum shift paddles. The adoption of fixed calipers by Brembo, with four pistons and self-ventilated discs at the front and full discs at the rear, contributes to the improved braking performance. The Tonale opts for the fully independent MacPherson suspension system with Frequency Selective Damping (FSD) shock absorbers.

The available Dual Stage Valve active suspension features electronically controlled damping. In short, sitting behind the wheel of the new Tonale equates to an engaging driving experience that becomes an invitation to travel.

The advancement of electric drive modes in Tonale is managed by the exclusive Alfa DNA system that delivers optimized maneuvering and performance.

Through the DNA selector, the driver is also able to select one of the two available pre-set damping curves. “Comfort” allows for a more compliant ride and is a softer suspension calibration for rough roads and is the default suspension setting in the Advanced Efficiency and Normal drive modes. “Sport” stiffens the ride for ultimate cornering ability and better body control under spirited driving conditions and is the default suspension setting in the Dynamic and ESC Off drive modes.

Models
Three trim levels are available – Sprint, Ti and Veloce, all with clearly defined specifications that meet the needs of the most discerning customers. The Sprint trim, the gateway to the unique Alfa Romeo experience, can be customized with numerous options for a strong sporty connotation. The Ti trim enhances the Tonale’s qualities of elegance and distinctive character. The Veloce trim reaches the peak in terms of sporty character and luxury.

Production
The Alfa Romeo Tonale is built at the Giambattista Vico Stellantis plant in Pomigliano d’Arco, Naples, Italy – one of the company's most advanced production sites – on a revamped production line dedicated to the new Alfa Romeo model, and a specially created, ultra modern assembly unit. Designed in 1968 by Alfa Romeo and operational since 1972, the industrial complex has produced 5 million cars to date and has won numerous international awards, including in 2012, World Class Manufacturing (WCM) Silver certification and the Automotive Lean Production award for best plant in Europe, followed in 2013 by the WCM Gold Medal and the level of the same name. Last year, the plant underwent a major refurbishment to meet the challenges of the future with the adoption of the most innovative technologies to build hybrid cars.

The 2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale will begin arriving in showrooms throughout North America in the first quarter of 2023.

Alfa Romeo
Born in 1910 in Milan, Italy, Alfa Romeo has designed and crafted some of the most stylish and sporty cars in automotive history. That tradition lives on today as Alfa Romeo continues to take a unique and innovative approach to designing automobiles. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio sets a new benchmark in performance, style and technology in an SUV. The award-winning Alfa Romeo Giulia delivers race-inspired performance, advanced technologies and an exhilarating driving experience to the premium midsize sedan segment. The Giulia Quadrifoglio and the Stelvio Quadrifoglio feature 0-60 mph times of 3.8 and 3.6 seconds respectively, and embody Alfa Romeo's "la meccanica delle emozioni" (the mechanics of emotion) spirit. Alfa Romeo is part of the portfolio of brands offered by leading global automaker and mobility provider Stellantis. For more information regarding Stellantis (NYSE: STLA), please visit www.stellantis.com.
 

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F1 team Haas terminates Russian driver Mazepin's contract

FILE - Haas driver Nikita Mazepin of Russia arrives to the Losail International Circuit in Losail, Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021 ahead of the Qatar Formula One Grand Prix. Auto racing's international body, the FIA, said Russian drivers like Nikita Mazepin can still compete but a block on having cars in national colors would stop Mazepin's team Haas bringing back the Russian flag-stripe livery it removed during last week's testing. The Russian Grand Prix was cut from the calendar on Friday. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, File) (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Sat, March 5, 2022


KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — The Haas Formula One team has terminated Russian driver Nikita Mazepin's contract “with immediate effect” following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Mazepin tweeted he was “very disappointed” at the outcome.

The decision comes on the back of F1's decision to terminate its contract with the Russian GP. That contract had been until 2025.

Haas also ended its sponsorship with Russian company Uralkali, owned by Mazepin's father.


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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — The Haas Formula One team has terminated Russian driver Nikita Mazepin's contract “with immediate effect” following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Mazepin tweeted he was “very disappointed” at the outcome.
The decision comes on the back of F1's decision to terminate its contract with the Russian GP. That contract had been until 2025.
Haas also ended its sponsorship with Russian company Uralkali, owned by Mazepin's father.
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“As with the rest of the Formula 1 community, the team is shocked and saddened by the invasion of Ukraine and wishes for a swift and peaceful end to the conflict,” Haas said in a statement Saturday.
The 23-year-old Mazepin did not score a point in his debut F1 season last year alongside Mick Schumacher, the son of seven-time F1 champion Michael Schumacher.

“I will have more to say in the coming days,” Mazepin said in his tweet.

Last week, Haas removed Uralkali sponsorship and ran plain white cars on the final day of pre-season testing in Barcelona, instead of the typically red, white and blue with a livery that resembles the Russian flag.
Pre-season testing continues in Bahrain next week before the season-opening race there on March 20.
 

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Alfa Romeo Rolls Out New, Limited-edition Giulia and Stelvio Estrema Models

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    • Based on the top-of-the line Veloce trim, Estrema models bridge the step to the high-performance Quadrifoglio model with standard adaptive suspension and limited-slip differential
    • Unique exterior and interior design include carbon fiber veneer
    • Estrema is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with best-in-class standard horsepower at 280, routed through an eight-speed automatic transmission to standard Q4 all-wheel drive on Stelvio Estrema (optional Q4 on Giulia Estrema)
    • Estrema is the first globally available limited-edition series from Alfa Romeo
    • 2023 Alfa Romeo Giulia Estrema and Stelvio Estrema will be available in the third quarter of 2022

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March 28, 2022 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Alfa Romeo introduces the limited-edition Giulia Estrema and Stelvio Estrema series. This new offering is the first time Alfa Romeo has created a globally available limited model.

Engineers started with the premium Veloce trim level and added driving dynamics technology from the high-performance Quadrifoglio model, including standard Alfa Active Suspension. The advanced suspension technology reads the road and quickly adjusts shock valving to deliver greater handling characteristics at speed while maintaining a comfortable ride. The control system acts according to the selected mode on the Alfa Romeo DNA performance switch in the center console. Estrema models benefit from continuous dynamics and weight collaboration with Alfa Romeo’s F1 Team ORLEN to get the most out of Formula 1 know-how.

The Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio include standard active cruise control, Active Blind-spot Assist, Lane Departure Warning, automatic emergency braking and forward collision warning with full stop capability. An optional Active Assist Plus package includes:
  • Driver Attention Alert
  • Intelligent Speed Assist
  • Highway Assist System
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Traffic Jam Assist
  • Active Blind-spot Assist with braking
  • Security alarm
The turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and eight-speed automatic transmission are shared with Giulia and Stelvio models. The Estrema adds Alfa Romeo’s Q4 all-wheel-drive system standard on the Stelvio and optional on the Giulia. The direct-injection engine delivers best-in-class numbers for a standard powertrain with 280 horsepower and 306 lb.-ft. of torque. That output helps deliver quick acceleration times:
  • Giulia: 0-60 mph in 5.5 seconds for RWD and 5.1 seconds for AWD
  • Stelvio: 0-60 mph in 5.5 seconds for AWD
Additional technology the Estrema model shares with the Quadrifoglio includes a limited-slip rear differential, which distributes torque and traction during acceleration.

The Estrema exterior wears a carbon fiber veneer on the grille and mirror caps. Dark “Estrema” badging hangs on the fenders and rear. The B-pillar and side window trim are covered in gloss black, which blends into the side windows. Alloy wheels (19-inch on Giulia Estrema, 21-inch on Stelvio Estrema) are gloss black. An optional staggered wheel package for the Giulia Estrema adds a wider rear wheel/tire combo for enhanced vehicle dynamics and a unique appearance. Behind the wheels, gloss black colored brake calipers are branded with Alfa Romeo script in white.

The limited-edition Estrema models are available in four colors:
  • Alfa White
  • Alfa Rosso
  • Misano Blue
  • Vulcano Black
Estrema includes an interior that tops the range for style and sportiness. Standard leather dash, steering wheel, center armrest, shift lever and upper door panel coverings are laced with red stitching. Carbon fiber accents, similar to the Quadrifoglio trim, cover parts of the dash, doors and center console. Black leather sport seats hold occupants in place when driving the vehicle to its capability.

Both Stelvio and Giulia also include a dual-pane sunroof that allows more natural light. The interior is finished off with a 14-speaker Harman Kardon audio system and wireless phone charging.

Ordering for the Alfa Romeo Giulia Estrema and Stelvio Estrema is now open with availability in the third quarter of 2022.

Pricing:
  • Alfa Romeo Giulia Estrema RWD - $55,090
  • Alfa Romeo Giulia Estrema AWD - $57,090
  • Alfa Romeo Stelvio Estrema AWD - $58,950
Prices exclude a destination of $1,595

Follow www.alfaromeousa.com for updates on Estrema and other premium automobiles from Alfa Romeo.

Alfa Romeo and Formula 1 Sauber
The Hinwil, Switzerland, headquarters for the Alfa Romeo F1 team is a breeding ground for new technology, which is why the location was chosen for the European debut of the new Giulia Estrema and Stelvio Estrema. The renewed partnership between Alfa Romeo and Sauber Motorsport in July 2021 demonstrates the desire of both parties to improve together. This strategic synergy aims to create an exciting future for the team and the brand. After all, F1 is the laboratory of experimentation for excellence: groundbreaking hybrid strategy, cutting-edge big data, artificial intelligence management and development of next-generation software.
 

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Alfa Romeo Tonale stars at the 40th edition of the 1000 Miglia


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  • The 40th edition of the “the world’s most beautiful race” will take place on its traditional Brescia-Roma-Brescia route with three cars from the Alfa Romeo historical collection located at the starting grid: the 6C 1500 Super Sport from 1928, the 1900 Sport Spider from 1954 and the 1900 Super Sprint from 1956
  • Teams: in the 6C 1500 Super Sport the experienced and multi-titled Giovanni Moceri and Valeria Dicembre. On board the 1900 Super Sprint a unique duo, from the Alfa Romeo production plants in Pomigliano and Cassino: Francesco Pirozzi and Cristina Posta. Finally, in the 1900 Sport Spider, Alessandro Alunni Bravi, Managing Director of Sauber Motorsport, and driver and sports commentator Vicki Piria
  • Starring among these jewels from the past, there is the Alfa Romeo Tonale: the brand’s first electrified C-SUV which marks the beginning of the brand’s metamorphosis



June 17, 2022 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The 40th edition of the re-enactment of the 1000 Miglia, the “the world’s most beautiful race” according to Enzo Ferrari, is underway and will start from Brescia on June 15th and return on June 18th after making stop at some of Italy’s most charming locations. Half race and half adventure, this year the 1000 Miglia will include over 400 priceless vintage cars, 118 of which belong to the brands Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Fiat and Lancia— a team which is the undisputed leader in Italian motor sports.

As usual, Alfa Romeo is the star of the event with 50 of its vehicles at the starting line, the most of any other brand. These include three models from the brand’s private collection which are normally on display at the Alfa Romeo Museum in Arese: the 6C 1500 Super Sport from 1928, the 1900 Sport Spider from 1954 and the 1900 Super Sprint from 1956.

These three jewels of the historical collection are being led by exceptional teams. Driving 2019’s winning vehicle, the 6C 1500 Super Sport, there is the multi-titled couple (in sport, life and in their careers as pediatricians) of Giovanni Moceri and Valeria Dicembre; meanwhile, on board the 1900 Super Sprint, there are two representatives of Alfa Romeo Manufacturing: Francesco Pirozzi, a member of body shop at the Giambattista Vico plant in Pomigliano and Cristina Posta, an employee of the assembly department at the Cassino plant; and finally, Alessandro Alunni Bravi, the Managing Director of Sauber Motorsport and the driver and sports commentator Vicki Piria make up the team competing on board the 1900 Sport Spider.

These three extraordinary, moving works of art belong to the private Heritage collection, the Stellantis department dedicated to the protection and promotion of the historical heritage of Alfa Romeo. The spirit with which Alfa Romeo faces the 40th edition of the 1000 Miglia is that which has distinguished the brand from its origins. A brand that has, in performance and competition, a fundamental trait of its DNA of noble sportsmanship since 1910.

The Alfa Romeo Tonale will lead Alfa Romeo’s timeless jewels
Throughout its history, Alfa Romeo has always been able to maintain its stature and express its glorious past and inimitable DNA in each of its new models. For this reason, every Alfa Romeo inspires admiration; and this not only holds true for its classic cars, but also for its current ones as well, which will join the 1000 Miglia convoy on its journey through Italy’s most evocative landscapes and towns. The Tonale will also embark upon those roads and enjoy the warmth and affection with which the fans at the 1000 Miglia greet the convoy each year.

Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Super Sport from 1928
All eyes will be glued to the Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Super Sport, whose body was built at the Stabilimenti Farina, as this incredible vehicle from the Alfa Romeo Historical Museum is looking to repeat the success it had in the 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2019 editions of this race. It was also victorious in 2007 and 2008 in the "1000 Millas Sport" in Argentina. This spectacular vehicle from 1928 is equipped with a 1487 cc six-cylinder engine which supplies a maximum output of 76CV at 4,800 rpm and reaches a maximum speed of 140 km/h. Only 31 of these models were made between 1928 and 1929.

1900 Super Sprint from 1956
This elegant coupé with bodywork by Touring is the "gran turismo" model of the 1900, whose claim "the family car which wins races" made it famous in the 1950s. With sporty performance, which is still impressive today, the Alfa Romeo 1900 Super Sprint is based on a short version of the 1900 sedan body and has a two-liter, four-cylinder engine with the brand’s trademark double camshaft and 115 hp of power at 5,500 rpm. In the 1950s it was common for the best Italian designers to acquire the rolling chassis from Alfa Romeo and complete it with a body which was designed and produced in-house. The model with the greatest success came from the Milanese company Touring, whose version of the Alfa Romeo 1900C Super Sprint is still considered as one of the most balanced and refined coupés ever produced for the Biscione. Between 1954 and 1955, 300 models were produced.

1900 Sport Spider from 1954
An extremely rare racing Spider - with only two models being made - this model is equipped with a 4-cylinder “1900” double camshaft and able to reach 220 km/h thanks to its weight of 880 kilograms and particularly efficient aerodynamics. Standing out for its innovative design by Franco Scaglione for Carrozzeria Bertone, the 1900 Sport Spider is equipped with a 5-speed transmission and a De Dion rear axle. Its performance and driving are as good as a modern vehicle, with superior and reactive handling and elevated road holding. This extraordinary vehicle will be driven by Alessandro Alunni Bravo, the Managing Director of Sauber Sport (Alfa Romeo’s partner in the “circus” of Formula 1), together with the young driver and sports commentator Vicki Piria, who, though not yet in her 30s, already has an impressive professional career in the racing world.

Alfa Romeo
Born in 1910 in Milan, Italy, Alfa Romeo has designed and crafted some of the most stylish and sporty cars in automotive history. That tradition lives on today as Alfa Romeo continues to take a unique and innovative approach to automobiles. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio sets a benchmark in performance, style and technology in an SUV. The award-winning Alfa Romeo Giulia delivers race-inspired performance, advanced technologies and an exhilarating driving experience to the premium midsize sedan segment. In early 2023, Alfa Romeo will offer its first compact SUV with the all-new Tonale. The globally available Tonale is part of a radical evolution taking place at Alfa Romeo, which looks ahead to a new era of electrification and connectivity. Alfa Romeo is part of the portfolio of brands offered by leading global automaker and mobility provider Stellantis. For more information regarding Stellantis (NYSE: STLA), please visit www.stellantis.com.
 
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