2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs 2021 BMW X3


2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs 2021 BMW X3: A Step Ahead of the Game

While the performance SUV segments are booming, very few of its members provide a truly original product that not only delivers power, performance and handling, but does it with style and distinction. The 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is one (if not the only one) that does all that and more. With it's unique appearance, countless exterior and interior colour choices and class-exclusive mechanical components, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is a step ahead of the game.

Here, we compare it with the 2021 BMW X3, a popular member of its class, but one that also lacks the flair and passion the Stelvio is renowned for.

More passion and distinction inside and out for the 2021 Stelvio

This year, the Stelvio deploys more standard equipment and more styling options than ever before. Four new colours are available (Ocra GT Junior, Rosso GTA, Rosso Villa d'Este and Verde Montreal) bringing the total available colour selection to 17, surpassing the choice and richness of the X3's colour catalogue.

The interior also deploys an extensive series of colour schemes that multiply the possible combinations. The Formula One-inspired, flat bottom steering wheel also gives the Stelvio's interior more character than the X3's.

More performance under the hood of the 2021 Stelvio

The Alfa Romeo is offered in Sprint, Ti, Ti Sport and Quadrifoglio variants. The first three are equipped with a powerful 2.0-litre, all-aluminium turbocharged engine. This unit dishes out 280 horsepower and 306 lb-ft of torque.

The BMW X3's most popular model, the xDrive30i, also uses a 2.0-litre turbocharged unit. But it falls short in the performance department, with only 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.

The X3's hybrid model, the xDrive30e, reaches very slightly higher performance levels on paper. However, the overall driving experience in this hybrid is inferior to the one you will get with the Stelvio, not to mention that it comes at a much higher starting price than the Stelvio.

The soul of Alfa Romeo's racing heritage, the Quadrifoglio model, uses a Ferrari-derived twin-turbo V6, to put out 505 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque. Only the highest trim level in the X3's catalogue (the X3 M Competition) comes close to the performance level, but still can't go beyond.

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio does more than its rival. But it does it with such style, that every drive or commute at its wheel becomes a reward. Contact us today for further information regarding the 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio.

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