Car News 20 Nov 2015

Alfa Romeo reveal new Giulia spec details

Alfa Romeo has released new details on the Giulia, their ambitious new rear-wheel drive saloon designed to take on the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C Class and Audi A4.

Three variants will be available initially, including the Ferrari-engineered Giulia Quadrifoglio and a 2.0-litre turbocharged model.  The new car will feature a sophisticated suspension system, with electronically-controlled active dampers and ‘Alfalink’ multilink setup on the rear axle, for more dynamic and accurate driving behaviour and sharper steering.

The range-topping Giulia Quadrifoglio will be powered by a turbocharged 503bhp V6 engine, delivering 0-62mph in 3.9 seconds.  It features an active front splitter, rear lip spoiler and large rear diffuser to add downforce.  Four driving modes will be available – Dynamic, Natural, Advanced Efficiency and a Race mode, which activates an over-boost function, opening the exhaust valves and turning off the stability control for more aggressive engine, throttle and transmission response.

UK prices are yet to be confirmed, however the model will start at £53,000 in Italy.