First Alfa Romeo Giulia rolls out of production line

Alfa Romeo fans, rejoice! Today Alfa Romeo has produced the first ever Alfa Romeo Giulia at the Cassino plant, according to a picture the site Allpar has received. All the cars presented so far are pre-production vehicles, prototypes. The real production car is slightly different.

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Built over the Giorgio rear-wheel drive platform, the Giulia  is 4.64 m long, 1.87 m wide, 1.43 m tall and it has a wheelbase of 2.82 m. It will be sold in five finishing specifications: the base Giulia, Giulia Super, two Giulia Business and Giulia Quadrifoglio. 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.

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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. It will come only with the 8-speed automatic gearbox. The turbodiesel version has a dry weight of 1,374 kg.

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The Quadrifoglio 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.

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

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