Following the mid-cycle update to the standard-spec Giulia and Stelvio, Alfa Romeo has now given the top-of-the-line performance Quadrifoglio editions a refresh. But before we go into the details, can we just take a moment to appreciate how utterly beautiful this shade of green looks?
Called the ‘Montreal Green’, Alfa Romeo says that this new hue is designed as a homage to the iconic Alfa Romeo Montreal, launched 50 years ago. Forget the reds, this is the colour you should get for your Italian BMW M3 rival.
In terms of styling updates, the 2020 Quadrifoglio duos lean on the conservative side, with changes reserved to just a smoke-tinted LED taillights assembly, blacked-out “Trilobe” grille, and some new gloss-black badges at the rear.
Customers do get some new accessory options courtesy of FCA’s Mopar, including a carbon fibre front grille with “V” insert, mirror caps, and rear spoiler. The Stelvio QV also gets an optional 21-inch alloy wheels – a first on a Quadrifoglio.
Inside, the new Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio gets a new leather trimmed steering wheel and gear stick, along with a perforated leather and Alcantara sports seats as standard. Customers can also opt for the carbon shell Sparco seats, along with red or green seat belts.
The refreshed Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio QV also adopts the updated dashboard and centre console stack, featuring a new and improved 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment display with added connectivity options such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and always-on internet connection.
The infotainment system also comes with Quadrifoglio-exclusive Performance Pages menus, allowing the driver to monitor the temperature of components, turbo pressure, power output, and other performance-focused displays.
The biggest update on the 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio QV comes in the form of technology. The new Quadrifoglio duos now come equipped with a Bosch-developed Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) that supports L2 autonomous driving, along with Lane Keep Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Cruise Control, Traffic Sign Recognition and Intelligent Speed Control, Traffic Jam Asist and Highway Assist, and Driver Attention Assist.
Under the hood, the engine remains identical from before. Powering the new Giulia and Stelvio QV is the all-aluminium 2.9-litre bi-turbo V6, generating 510 hp and 600 Nm of twist. Power is sent through the eight-speeder auto to the rear wheels on the Giulia QV via the Alfa Active Torque Vectoring differential, while the Stelvio gets the Q4 all-wheel-drive system.
The new Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio does come with a new optional titanium Akrapovič exhaust system with carbon fibre tips, so it should sound better even if it basically looks and performs the same.
Recently, Alfa Romeo also introduced the limited-edition stripped-down Giulia GTA and GTAm, featuring a more powerful 540 hp engine and 100 kg of weight loss, resulting in a power-to-weight ratio of just 2.82 kg/hp. Century sprint takes 3.6 seconds, down from 3.9 seconds of the regular Giulia QV.