Al Mulla & Behbehani inaugurates the new showroom and launches the new Alfa Romeo Stelvio Q: The first Quadrifoglio that’s also an SUV

May - 2018

  • • 2.9 litre V6 Bi-Turbo petrol engine and eight-speed transmission - maximum power of 510hp at 6,500 rpm and maximum torque of 600 Nm from 2,500 to 5,000 rpm.
  • • Q4 all-wheel drive system manages the car's drive distribution in real time.
  • • State-of-the-art technology for impeccable handling and great driving pleasure.
  • • Perfect weight distribution, best-in-class specific power and power-to-weight ratio.
  • • Sporty style and unique design delivers excellent aerodynamics, speed, power and handling.
  • • Alfa™ Connect 3D NAV 8.8” infotainment with Apple CarPlay integration and Android Auto™ compatibility.
  • • Quadrifoglio has been the symbol of Alfa Romeo racing cars since 1923, and has appeared on select production models since the 70’s.
  • • Now available in Kuwait from Al Mulla & Behbehani’ s dedicated new Alfa showroom in Al Rai, a key part of the company’s strategic 3-year customer service plan.

The all-new Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio - which includes many class-topping features, and immediately becomes the new benchmark in the premium compact SUV segment - is now available from Al Mulla & Behbehani, the authorised distributor of Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep®, Mopar® and Ram in Kuwait, who recently opened their brand new dedicated Alfa Romeo and Fiat showroom in Al Rai, a key part of the company’s strategic 3-year customer service plan.

“Our new dedicated showroom in Al Rai is now the home of Alfa Romeo in Kuwait and allows customers to truly appreciate the range and configure their dream vehicle by matching different combinations of real painted samples, leathers and fabrics,” said Oscar Rivoli, General Manager of Al Mulla & Behbehani.

“Great efforts have been made to ensure that the customer experience is fully aligned with the premium nature of the Alfa Romeo brand, and the showroom environment is a true representation of the ‘Made in Italy’ style, with clean minimalistic interiors forming the canvas on which dreams become reality, but with the focus firmly on the customer.”

With its awe-inspiring design, performance and technology, Stelvio Quadrifoglio is the fastest SUV around the circuit, having clocked a new record for its class on the iconic Nürburgring - 7 minutes 51.7 seconds.

Stelvio Quadrifoglio is equipped with an exclusive aluminium 2.9 V6 Bi-Turbo petrol engine - developed using technologies and engineering know-how from Ferrari, it delivers maximum power of 510hp at 6,500 rpm and generates a maximum torque of 600 Nm from 2,500 to 5,000 rpm. The power plant is teamed with the specifically calibrated eight-speed automatic transmission that allows gearshifts in just 150 milliseconds in Race driving mode - to maximise the driving experience, one-piece aluminium paddle shifters, integral with the steering column, are standard.

Its performance is outstanding: acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds and a best-in-class top speed of 283 km/h. But Alfa Romeo' sports SUV is also incredibly efficient in terms of fuel consumption and emissions, thanks to its electronically controlled cylinder deactivation system and the "sailing" function, available in Advanced Efficiency driving mode.

For the first time, the 510hp 2.9 V6 Bi-Turbo petrol engine is combined with the innovative Q4 all-wheel drive system, which guarantees unbeatable performance, traction, driving pleasure and safety in all situations. Stelvio Quadrifoglio is also equipped with the exclusive Alfa Chassis Domain Control unit and is the only SUV in its class to provide differential Alfa™Active Torque Vectoring as standard. Also standard is the innovative Alfa™ Active Suspension, a system that continually, actively controls the suspension and shock absorbers.

Impeccable handing and comfort is guaranteed thanks to the Stelvio Q’s suspension layout, with the exclusive AlfaLink™technology - up front it has a double wishbone system with semi-virtual steering axis, with a four-and-a-half link Multilink system at the rear. In any situation and at all speeds, driving the Stelvio Q, which has the most direct steering ratio on the market (12.1:1), is natural and instinctive.

Stelvio Quadrifoglio holds two best-in-class titles that make it the highest-performing SUV in its segment - with a kerb weight of 1,830 kg, it boasts the best weight/power ratio in its category (3.6 kg/hp) and the best specific power (176 hp/l).These amazing results, synonymous with great driving pleasure, were achieved through perfect weight distribution between the two axles and the use of ultra-lightweight materials such as carbon fibre for the driveshaft and aluminium for the engine, suspension, brakes, doors, wheel-arches, bonnet and tailgate.

Another special feature of Stelvio Quadrifoglio is the innovative electromechanical Integrated Brake System (IBS) - an Alfa Romeo brand exclusive, which first appeared on the Giulia - which has become the new benchmark in terms of both swift response and stopping distance on any road surface plus weight reduction compared to a conventional braking system. High-performance carbon-ceramic discs are also available as an option.

Extreme performance and leading-edge technology are unmistakably conveyed by the unique style of Stelvio Quadrifoglio, the finest expression of Italian design, interpreted through Alfa Romeo's unique flair and the perfect synergy of form and function, in a sensual, muscular car body. The new model's most distinctive characteristics include the bonnet with functional air vents, sporty side-skirts and massive wheel arches - all body-coloured - plus four exhaust tips.

The same sporty style, with an added touch of typically Italian elegance, is found in the interior, which has been tailored like an exquisite bespoke suit, with painstaking craftsmanship and premium materials - carbon fibre, leather and Alcantara.

The centre of the dashboard is dominated by the new Alfa™ Connect 3D NAV 8.8” infotainment system which includes Apple CarPlay, the smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in car. Android Auto™ is also compatible with the Stelvio Q’s new infotainment system, bringing the best of Google into the car.

Conceived as a good-luck charm in the heroic period of motorsports, the Quadrifoglio (four-leaf clover) - written with a capital ‘Q’ - has distinguished the sports and industrial history of Alfa Romeo, and has become the logo for race cars and for the more powerful and exclusive road vehicles since 1923. Alfa, which was born on June 24th, 1910 and become Alfa Romeo in 1918, gained acknowledgement among car manufacturers for the quality and performance of its vehicles. Today, the Stelvio also bears the legendary Quadrifoglio badge, which certifies quality in terms of class-topping performance, handling and power to weight ratio, specific external and internal features, exclusive powerplants and a genuine Alfa Romeo sound.

As well as the Stelvio Quadrifoglio, the range available in Kuwait also includes versions with an all-aluminium, 280hp 2.0-litre direct-injection turbo engine. The Stelvio enjoys a 5 year 120000km warranty as well as a 5 year 120000km service plan standard.

In formulating its strategic plan, Al Mulla & Behbehani listened carefully to customers and, as a result, initiated a new Customer Service Plan that is a direct response to the needs and expectations of customers, with the focus on people, efficient and streamlined processes plus conveniently located state-of-the-art facilities. 

“At Al Mulla & Behbehani we know that while the customer relationship may start in the showroom, it is equally important to maintain and enhance it after the initial purchase of a new vehicle,” said Rivoli. “That’s why last year we took the decision to offer servicing and maintenance for Alfa Romeo and Fiat vehicles through all of our service centres in Kuwait - this means greater convenience for our customers and also that we are able to meet their individual needs and expectations.”