Excitement is building as the Alfa Romeo Milano, the brand’s inaugural venture into the world of 100% electric vehicles (EVs), undergoes meticulous development tests at the Balocco testing site. Designed by the Alfa Romeo Centro Stile, the Milano is poised to showcase a fusion of cutting-edge technology and the brand’s signature driving pleasure. Ahead of its grand unveiling in Milan on April 10, the development team, led by seasoned experts, is fine-tuning this new electric B-segment crossover to deliver outstanding dynamics and an unmistakable driving experience.
Masterful Italian Engineering –
Guided by a team of Italian engineers with a remarkable track record in Alfa Romeo’s extraordinary projects, including the 4C, 8C, Giulia, and Stelvio, the Milano is in capable hands. The Balocco Proving Ground serves as the proving grounds, where the car’s requirements are tested under the watchful eyes of Alfa Romeo’s dynamic engineers. Domenico Bagnasco, Abarth/AlfaRomeo High-Performance Validation Manager, states, “We are aiming for outstanding dynamics, focusing on specific interventions on the suspension to ensure unmistakable driving pleasure.”
Dynamic Essence –
Domenico Bagnasco, a driving force behind iconic Alfa Romeo sports cars, is at the helm, ensuring the Milano lives up to the brand’s legacy of driving pleasure. He emphasizes, “The aim remains unmistakable driving dynamics, based on direct and extremely precise steering geometry, to guarantee quick cornering with a high level of grip.”
Project Leadership –
Leading the Milano project is Stefano Cereda, the Chief Vehicle Engineer for Alfa Romeo Milano and a prominent figure in Alfa Romeo projects. Known for his contributions to the development of Giulia and Stelvio diesel engines, Cereda brings a wealth of experience. He shares, “Before proudly taking on the management of the Milano project, I gave the go-ahead to the development of the Tonale’s PHEV Q4’s 280 horsepower engine.”
Technical Development –
Luigi Domenichelli, Vehicle Technical Manager of the new Alfa Romeo Milano, oversees the technical development, stating, “Our focus is on integrating and validating all vehicle subsystems in terms of performance, durability, and comfort. The ambitious design targets are centered around guaranteeing Alfa Romeo’s distinctive road handling and class-leading ergonomics.”
As the Alfa Romeo Milano gears up for its debut, Alfa fans anticipate a groundbreaking entry into the electric crossover arena. Stay tuned for the Livestream on April 10 to witness the unveiling of the first all-electric Alfa Romeo.