Comparing Two Luxury Leaders

2018 Stelvio Road Performance
2018 AMG GLC Road Performance


There is a certain expectation that comes when you’re shopping for a luxury brand vehicle, and it is that you’re going to be getting premium quality in all respects. Luxury goes beyond looks, beyond interior refinement, beyond upscale amenities, power, and performance – it is, rather, a blend of all of these things. All told, a luxury vehicle should exceed your every expectation.

Consider two luxury brand standouts: Alfa Romeo and Mercedes-Benz. Both of the brands are synonymous with class and quality, producing vehicles that excel in all the right ways. If you’re looking for a healthy dose of performance in your luxury car, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, and the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 Coupe are two worthy options that deserve a closer look. Before you choose one based on looks alone, dig a little deeper and see which of these two vehicles puls ahead in some key ways.


Power and Speed

Performance is a major highlight of both the Stelvio Quadrifoglio and the AMG GLC 63. Both of these vehicles look the part, and have ample power to back it up.

But look a little bit closer and you’ll see that the Stelvio Quadrifoglio edges out the AMG GLC 63 in anumber of pwer points. One of the most compelling: The 2018 Stelvio Quadrifoglio gets 505 horsepower, comparaed to the 469 output of the 2018 AMG GLC 63 Coupe. Additionally, this Alfa Romeo model can reach a mind boggling top speed of 176 mph, compared to a top speed of 155 mph in the Mercedes-Benz model. And the Stelvio Quadrifoglio utilizes dual-clutch torque vectoring, while the AMG GLC 63 has a mechanical limited slip rear differential.

Stelvio Quadrifoglio Power and Speed


Stelvio Quadrifoglio Interior

Interior Accommodations

Premium materials and cutting-edge features are a must on any luxury vehicle, and many of them are present and accounted for in both the Stelvio Quadrifoglio and the AMG GLC 63. Their cabins are designed for both form and function, with easy-to-access controls, comfort-oriented seats, safety features, and tons of top-notch technology equipment.

Still, you might find the Mercedes-Benz model lacking in this comparison, as it is notably not equipped standard with the uber-popular Apple CarPlay and Android Auto features you would expect in a vehicle of this class. These two features come standard in the Stelvio Quadrifoglio.


Exterior Style

Sure, look aren’t everything, but there is a particular panache you’re after when you’re buying a luxury performance vehicle. And while beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio nevertheless stands out more boldly and distintively than its Mercedes-Benz competitor. With Italian-bred racing heritage at its core, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio showcases a sense of power and speed in its dynamic and striking exterior design. Meanwhile, the AMG GLC63 Coupe struggles to find its identity – and comes off looking rather bland by comparison.

2018 Stelvio Quadrifoglio Exterior


Safford Alfa Romeo of Tysons Corner Has Your Dream Car

You don’t have to keep imagining yourself behind the wheel of the Stelvio Quadrifoglio, or any other Alfa Romeo vehicle, for that matter. At Safford Alfa Romero of Tysons Corner, we want to make it easy for you to achieve your dream of owning a vehicle of this unparalleled caliber. Our on-site financing team will help you find the best methods for making it happen, with attractive finance plans and compelling lease offers on hand to assist you in your purchase or lease. Contact us today and schedule your test drive of one of these exquisite vehicles.

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Safford Alfa Romeo of Tysons Corner is located at: 8448 Leesburg Pike • Vienna, VA 22182
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