Alfa Romeo has released its hotly-anticipated Giulia saloon.
Offered in three specifications – Giulia, Super and Quadrifoglio – the Giulia is a truly important car for Alfa Romeo.
With two engines on offer, a 2.2-litre turbo diesel and a 2.9-litre turocharged petrol V6, the Giulia has an engine choice to suit almost all drivers.
Alfa’s 2.2-litre diesel is there for people who want performance and economy. Made entirely from aluminium, it produces 180bhp in its top specification. It is driven to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The headline engine is the powerful 2.9-litre twin-turbo petrol engine, which is inspired by Ferrari. With 510bhp and 600Nm torque, it can reach 62mph in just 3.9 seconds, carrying on to a top speed of 190mph. This is driven through the same eight-speed automatic gearbox as the diesel, though it comes with paddle shifters as standard.
The top specification Quadrifoglio cars come fitted with Alfa’s torque vectoring system, which is able to control the delivery of power to the rear wheels, therefore improving traction in slippery conditions.
Even standard cars feature an impressive amount of technology. Forward collision warning and autonomous emergency brake with pedestrian detection is included, which can automatically slow or stop the car in the event of a collision.
Inside, an 8.8-inch connect nav 3D system houses the car’s infotainment systems, as well as Bluetooth connectivity and high resolution mapping. A Harmon Kardon speaker system also means that the audio produced in the car is of the very highest quality.
Final pricings and specifications for the Giulia will be released closer to the car’s launch in September.
After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.
May 13, 2016