The classic V8 engine is one of the features perhaps most synonymous with performance vehicles. Many car makers offer V8 engines on the top performance-focused models in their lineups. But did you realize that some of the most powerful European performance vehicles offer capabilities far beyond those of many V8 vehicles? And that these cars do all of this while only using a V6 cylinder configuration? Read on to learn about Alfa Romeo's Quadrifoglio lineup, and how the automaker has developed a six-cylinder vehicle that rivals its V8 competitors in style, performance and price.

Benson Alfa Romeo has extensive experience with helping drivers across the Carolinas find their next distinctive luxury vehicle. We can help you discover why many South Carolinians have given the Giulia sedan, the Stelvio crossover or the 4C Spyder sports car a place in their garages. Let our friendly, professional employees make your dream of luxury vehicle ownership a reality. Contact us for details.


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Does Alfa Romeo use V8 engines?

Many European luxury automakers outfit their performance-optimized vehicles with V8 engines, so much so that the V8 has become a benchmark for performance. When compared to the four-cylinder engines on many standard sedans, the additional cylinders on the V8 offer greater displacement. And for Greer-area drivers, the result is an engine with enhanced power capabilities.

Yet the V8 setup has its own problems. The additional moving parts on a V8 engine make it more complicated and heavier, which ultimately makes repairs more expensive. And with modern innovations such as turbochargers, the V6 engine layout is capable of performing as well as, if not better than, the V8 at a lower cost.

Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio - The Pinnacle of Performance

Alfa Romeo offers a Quadrifoglio version of both its Giulia sedan and its Stelvio SUV. The Quadrifoglio engine on an Alfa Romeo is a 505-horsepower V6 engine with a displacement of slightly under three liters. Yet even with the smaller engine, the vehicle's horsepower output far outclasses that of other brands. Competitors, even those with V-8 engines, often struggle to reach 475 horsepower.

Alfa Romeo's Quadrifoglio lineup blends the distinctive style that is the brand's hallmark with a uniquely engineered performance feel. While many of the key powertrain components on the Quadrifoglio are designed in Ferrari's Italian labs, Alfa Romeo's offerings exist in a price range that is far more manageable for Greenville drivers. The flagship of the fleet, the Giulia is a joy to drive, with a thrilling ride, handsome style and responsive driving dynamics. And the Stelvio provides drivers the practicality of a compact crossover while refusing to sacrifice performance or style.


With modern automotive design innovations, the reputation of V8 engines as being the pinnacle of performance engineering is no longer fully accurate. Using turbocharged V6 engine blocks, brands such as Alfa Romeo can meet, and even exceed, the performance standards of modern V8s while being more cost-effective for the average driver. And with the Quadrifoglio, Alfa Romeo continues to redefine what success looks like for European luxury automakers.

Benson Alfa Romeo is proud to introduce Anderson-area drivers to the finest European luxury vehicles. We sell a broad range of new and used vehicles for Charlotte, Simpsonville and Asheville consumers. And our finance and service centers can help Spartanburg drivers afford and maintain their Alfa Romeo vehicle. So visit us at 500a West Wade Hampton Blvd. or call us at (864) 372-9144 to learn more or to schedule a test drive.

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