With sales starting in April 15, and deliveries in June, Alfa Romeo has disclosed all information that we were missing on the Giulia. And not through the press release in Geneva, but in Alfa Romeo’s official websites. And the most interesting one are the trims in which the car will be sold. We are still missing the prices, but they will surely appear in a matter of weeks.
It will be sold in five finishing specifications: the base Giulia, Giulia Super, two Giulia Business and Giulia Quadrifoglio, the first one that was presented. Rumors that the car had handling and safety issues to be corrected were dismissed by the head of Alfa Romeo, Fabrizio Curci, in an interview to Autocar. “Not one single screw is a carryover – this car is all new, and it is true that we wanted to launch this car with the right quality from the start, but that caused a delay of maybe some weeks, certainly not months”, he stated. And we have already said there are good reasons to believe him.
The Giulia is 4.64 m long, 1.87 m wide, 1.43 m tall and it has a wheelbase of 2.82 m. Its base engine will be a 2.2 MultiJet II turbodiesel unit able to generate 110 kW at 4,000 rpm and 380 Nm at 1,500 rpm. It will use a 8-speed ZF automatic transmission as standard and a 6-speed manual transmission as an option. Always as a rear-wheel drive sedan.
We expect the Super trim to use the same 2.2 MultiJet II, but generating 132 kW at 3,750 rpm and 450 Nm at 1,750 rpm, as well as a 2.0 all aluminum turbocharged petrol engine delivering 147 kW at 5,000 rpm and 330 Nm at 1,750 rpm.
The Super will come only with the 8-speed automatic gearbox. The turbodiesel version has a dry weight of 1,374 kg.
The top version has already been extensively described, but it is worth speaking of it again, especially its 2.9 V6 with 2 turbochargers and 375 kW and 600 Nm. It comes exclusively with a 6-speed manual transmission and reaches a top speed of 307 km/h. The Quadrifoglio also accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 s. It has a dry weight of 1,524 kg.
In the future, the Giulia will get two more engine options, stronger versions of the 2.0 turbocharged petrol and the 2.2 turbodiesel MultiJet II, both offered with 6-speed manual gearboxes, respectively delivering 206 kW and 154,5 kW. Check the video below, in which Harald Wester, CEO of Alfa Romeo, describes the new engines.
One of the most impressive features of the new car is the Integrated Brake System, or IBS, which promises to reduce braking distances and to minimize brake pedal trembling when the ABS is put to work. According to Alfa Romeo, the Giulia can fully stop, from 100 km/h, in only 38.5 m. The Quadrifoglio stops in the same situation in 32 m. Good to know a car that reaches 307 km/h can stop in such a competent way. But it is even better to know Alfa Romeo is back to its glory days.