F1 drivers standing on either side of Alfa Romeo Tonale

Tonale Plug-In Hybrid Q4 tested by Formula 1 drivers

February 3, 2023
  • Alfa Romeo F1 drivers Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu took part in test drive of the Tonale Plug-In Hybrid Q4
  • Alfa Romeo Tonale Plug-In Hybrid Q4 is equipped with best-in-class agility and driving dynamics, 280hp, and Q4 all-wheel drive
  • The drivers and Tonale Plug-In Hybrid Q4 took part in a reactivity test in which illuminated gates determined the vehicle’s route

The Alfa Romeo F1 Team met up at the Sauber Motorsport factory in Hinwil, Switzerland, to discuss strategies and goals for the upcoming world championship, following a successful season where the team took sixth place, their highest placing in the last decade.

Alongside the team and drivers, Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu, the new Tonale Plug-In Hybrid Q4 was also at the factory. Put to the test by the Alfa F1 drivers, the Tonale Plug-In Hybrid Q4 showcased the trademark Alfa Romeo driving pleasure with its best-in-class agility, lightness and driving dynamics. The drivers took part in a dynamic reactivity test on track with a series of gates equipped with sensors which, with the passing of the vehicle, progressively turned on and determined its route.

The Tonale Plug-In Hybrid Q4, which will soon be available in all Alfa Romeo showrooms, completes the Tonale line-up, and is the first electrified model in the Alfa Romeo range. The new top-of-the-range version exemplifies the Alfa Romeo vision for the sportiness of the future, which is radically changing and looking towards a new era of connectivity and electrification while remaining loyal to the brand’s DNA.

Embodying efficient sportiness, the Tonale Plug-In Hybrid Q4 is the most efficient Alfa Romeo ever producing 26g/km of CO2 emissions and up to 49 miles of range in full-electric mode. The 280hp output places it at the top of its segment, with zero to 62mph acceleration in just 6.2 seconds, and a maximum speed of 83mph in full electric mode and over 128mph in hybrid mode. Acceleration is amplified by the e-AWD system, as the instant torque of the electric motor makes the rear axle respond as soon as the accelerator is pressed.

For more information about the new Alfa Romeo Tonale, visit: www.alfaromeo.co.uk/models/tonale.

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