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2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia

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  • Alfa Romeo Giulia
  • Year:
    2017
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  • Engine:
    inline-4(Est.)
  • Transmission:
    eight-speed automatic
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    200 (Est.)
  • Torque @ RPM:
    243
  • Displacement:
    2.0 L (Est.)
  • 0-60 time:
    6.5 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    155 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    50000
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Just as nice as the QV, but without all the power

Alfa Romeo did work backward when it came to the new Giulia Sedan. It threw its top performer, the Giulia Quadrifoglio into the mix first, showcasing its beautiful looks and 505-horsepower, 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6. But, there’s more to the Giulia than that. See, the Giulia is sort of like Alfa Romeo’s rebirth here in America, kicking off the introduction of several all-new models that will join the tiny, but fun 4C Coupe and 4C Spider. Alfa didn’t waste any time debuting the rest of the Giulia lineup, which means you don’t have to pay for the range-topping model unless you really want to. Outside of the Quadrifoglio model, the Giulia is available in two other guises: the entry-level model and the Giulia Ti. As far as the non-Quadrifoglio versions go, you get a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder that delivers a cool 280 horsepower and 206 pound-feet of torque. Other standard features include a seven-inch infotainment system, LED exterior lighting, dual exhaust, and can be had with all-wheel drive for a small premium.

The Giulia is set to go on sale here in the U.S. for the 2017 model year and is focused around the driver. Reid Bigland, the Head of Alfa Romeo, said, The all-new Giulia is the result of our 105 years of passion for Italian style, craftsmanship, and performance. Crafted in Italy, the Giulia lineup sets an entirely new benchmark for the segment as the world’s fastest four-door production sedan, featuring class-leading engines, an all-new exclusive architecture, stunning design and state-of-the-art technology.

And, he’s absolutely right. This is one of those cars that is clearly living up to the hype created over the past couple of years. It’s affordable, stylish, and ready to take on the competition. But, before we get too far ahead of ourselves, let’s have a better look at the new Alfa Romeo Giulia.

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2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia And Stelvio Nero Edizione Package

2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia And Stelvio Nero Edizione Package

Care for some black trim on your Alfas?

The Giulia and Stelvio represent two of Alfa Romeo’s most prominent models. The automaker also happens to sell both models here in the U.S. That made it easy for Alfa Romeo to bring a pair of special edition models to the 2018 New York Auto Show, dressing up its sedan and SUV in black trim, slapping “Nero Edizione” badges on both of them, and then offering them as special edition models. And so, here they are, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Nero Edizione and the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Nero Edizione.

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia

Wallpaper of the Day: 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia

It’s beautiful, it’s Italian, and it’s about to be on your desktop. Go ahead, download it and make it your own!

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Alfa Romeo Giulia And Stelvio Get Edgy With Nero Edizione Package

Alfa Romeo Giulia And Stelvio Get Edgy With Nero Edizione Package

Adding tons of black trim for a custom look

We’ve seen plenty of automakers offer up fresh new special editions through the application of various dark-colored aesthetic touches, and now Alfa Romeo is getting in on the action with a new Nero Edizione Package for its Giulia sports sedan and Stelvio SUV. Upgrades include a slew of new bits and pieces for the exterior, giving the models a bespoke appearance to entice would-be customers.

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Hagerty Has These 2017-2018MY Cars On Track To Be Future Collectibles

Hagerty Has These 2017-2018MY Cars On Track To Be Future Collectibles

Now may be the time to scoop up any one of these cars

2017 has been quite the year for the automotive industry. We’ve seen hypercars make their debuts. We’ve seen incredible advancements and electrification and autonomous driving technology. Heck, we’ve even seen deceased brands come back to life - shout out to TVR! - with a vengeance. One of the best parts of all these releases is that at some point, some of them will inevitably skip the depreciation curve and become collectible cars. The trick is figuring out which ones will be able to navigate down that road, and if you’re trying to do that, there’s no better source of authority in matters pertaining to the collector car market than Hagerty.

It’s safe to say that when the insurance company talks, all of our ears perk up. If it says that one of today’s models is on the inside track to be a future classic, there’s a good chance that it could turn into one. Ok, so enough small talk. Hagerty’s has already released its picks of 2017-2018 models that are trending on the right path. It’s not a guarantee that these cars will earn collectible status in the future, but having Hagerty’s stamp of approval goes a long way in shaping the opinions of car collectors all over the world.

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Bargain Buys: Performance Cars That You Can Score For Less Than $50,000

Bargain Buys: Performance Cars That You Can Score For Less Than $50,000

You don’t have to spend a fortune to buy these performance cars

Times like this, picking a sports car can get a little tricky, especially when money is no object. The range of options cuts across different segments and if you really want to make an impression, the cost of getting one could run up in the seven figures. But for those who don’t have the proverbial “unli-funds” at their disposal, buying a sports car becomes a little bit more difficult. For one, a large number of options are pulled off of the table because of their costs. Then there’s the prospect of availability.

But there is some good news. Just because money’s tight, doesn’t mean that the market becomes slim pickings. Far from it actually. Just lower those expectations, and you might find themselves having more than enough options to consider. And, since we’re in the business of helping others out, we’ve put up a list of some sweet performance rides that buyers can score for less than $50,000. I’m purposefully leaving out performance hatchbacks out of this list because they’re an entirely different category of their own. So we’re going with coupes and sedans, some of which can go as cheap as $20,000 while others can max out at or near the $50,000. The point is that they’re affordable and can put buyers one step closer to finally scoring that long-awaited performance car purchase.

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Alfa Romeo Giulia Ranks Well in IIHS Crash Tests: Video

Alfa Romeo Giulia Ranks Well in IIHS Crash Tests: Video

Top Safety Pick+ is impressive for the Giulia’s year

The Alfa Romeo Giulia might be all new for the 2017 model year, but it passed the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s regiment of crash tests like an old pro. The Italian-American performance luxury sedan did so well, in fact, it earned the IIHS’ coveted Top Safety Pick+ award – the highest honor available.

The 2017 Giulia earned the IIHS’ highest grade of “Good” in all of its crash tests. These include the small front overlap, moderate front overlap, side impact, roof strength, and head restraints. On the active side of the Giulia’s safety equipment, it has an optional front crash prevention system. It earned a “Superior” rating by completely stopping to avoid rear-ending a vehicle from 12 mph. The system also reduced the Giulia’s speed by an average of 24 mph in the IIHS’ 25-mph frontal crash prevention test. The IIHS’ new-for-2017 headlight evaluation also show favor to the Giulia and its optional curve-adaptive headlights – a test that many vehicles have difficulty in scoring well. It’s worth noting that both the optional front crash prevention system and curve-adaptive headlights must be included on a Giulia before it can be considered a Top Safety Pick+.

And while the 2017 Giulia did extremely well in the IIHS’ tests, it didn’t pass with a perfect score. Its LATCH, child seat anchor system, scored only a “Marginal,” one grade up from the lowest score of “Poor.” The Giulia also has an interesting caveat when it comes to safety. Only models built after May of 2017 qualify for the Top Safety Pick+ award since initial crash testing revealed issues in the front-end structure, door hinge pillar, and door sill areas. Alfa Romeo quickly addressed these issues.

Despite its checkered start and hard-to-use LATCH system, the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia proves to be a very safe vehicle by the IIHS’ standards. It’s also an immensely fun sedan to drive, especially so in its Quadrifoglio trim. You can read our full review of the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio.

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Kimi Raikkonen Actually Cracked A Smile While Driving The Alfa Romeo Guilia Quadrifoglio: Video

Kimi Raikkonen Actually Cracked A Smile While Driving The Alfa Romeo Guilia Quadrifoglio: Video

The notoriously catankerous Finn actually had fun aboard Alfa’s new performance steed

Kimi Raikkonen is a robot. Kimi Raikkonen has the emotional capacity of a cardboard cut-out of himself. Kimi Raikkonen cracks a smile about as often as a total solar eclipse. We’ve all read and heard about the stone-faced demeanor of the Ferrari F1 driver and former world champion. This is the same guy, after all, who once famously said on national television that he was dropping a deuce during a tribute for F1 legend Michael Schumacher. Yet for all of his “Iceman” moments, Raikkonen is also regarded as one of the best race car drivers in the world today, and together with teammate and four-time champion Sebastian Vettel and Antonio Giovinazzi, Ferrari’s third F1 driver, the Iceman put those skills to the test for a day in the track onboard the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio.

The following video here is what happens when you get Raikkonen, Vettel, and Giovinazzi to race the wheels of the 505-horsepower Giulia Quadrifoglio. You get lots of smoke, plenty of sideways action, and an actual smile creep in to the face of the Finn. For what it’s worth, it’s hard to tell what’s more shocking between seeing the Giulia Quadrifoglio perform the way it did on the track with three F1 drivers driving it or the fact that Raikkonen seems to be having a ball of a time in the car. My money’s on the latter since the sight of a smiling Raikkonen is worthy enough to actually steal some of the spotlight away from the car he’s driving. Either way though, it’s good to see the three Ferrari racers enjoy themselves with Alfa’s new performance sedan. Heck, if the Giulia Quarifoglio actually made Kimi smile, that’s vindication of the sedan’s prowess in it of itself already.

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2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Coupe

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Coupe

Alfa Romeo’s answer to the M4 and AMG C63 Coupe?

Once considered one of the greatest sports car manufacturers in the world, Alfa Romeo struggled to survive in the 1990s and 2000s with subpar, mostly Fiat-based products. Fortunately, the 4C arrived in 2013 to prove that Alfa Romeo can still develop potent, lightweight sports cars and signaled a revival that seems very far away. Having also returned to the U.S., Alfa made two more important steps toward a better future with the Giulia sedan and the Stelvio crossover. The former is aimed at the likes of the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, but the Italian firm also rolled out an impressive alternative to the M3 and AMG C63, dubbed Quadrifoglio. And it seems like the next logical step is for Alfa Romeo to launch a coupe version, aimed at the 4 Series/M4 and C-Class Coupe/AMG C63 Coupe.

The Italian company has yet to officially confirm such a vehicle, but word has it that Alfa Romeo already has one on the drawing board. And to be honest, a two-door version of the Giulia is more than necessary if Alfa wants to compete with the big German three. Both BMW and Mercedes-Benz are offering coupe versions of the 3 Series and C-Class, while Audi is trying to keep up with the A5.Rumors also claim that the two-door Alfa Romeo will be called the Giulia Sprint, a moniker that goes back to the mid-1950s, but until we get some confirmation about that, we will dub this car the Giulia Coupe. And, until our paparazzi stumble across any test cars, we’ve created a rendering of what should be a very sexy two-door.

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Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Fails To Complete Track Test: Video

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Fails To Complete Track Test: Video

Bad luck for the four-leaf clover badge

Alfa Romeos bring with them a certain set of connotations. Car lovers see Alfas as beautifully designed machines, with delicious curves front to back. The performance and handling are inspiring, thrilling with engaging dynamics and a soulful exhaust note. But it’s not all good – Alfas also have a tendency to, well break down, and unfortunately, it was this final association that was on display when our friends over at PistonHeads brought one to the track for a three-way sports sedan showdown.

Here’s the set-up: Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, BMW M3 Comp Pack, and Mercedes-AMG C63 S. A trio of four-door performance machines boasting good looks, opulent interiors, and more than a little gusto under the hood. This is a segment typically dominated by German makes like the two listed above, but Alfa recently decided to challenge the status quo by introducing the 505-horsepower Giulia QF, inspiring enthusiasts the world over to proclaim the return of one of the world’s greatest performance brands. Thing is, to finish first, you must first finish, as they say.

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What's The Best Upscale Performance Sedan You Can Get For Less Than $50K?

What’s The Best Upscale Performance Sedan You Can Get For Less Than $50K?

Mixing business and pleasure at a reasonable price

The sport sedan – talk about a hotly contested segment. Almost every major automaker out there has one, but as you might expect, not all are created equal. And that’s where we come in, armed with a boatload of facts and figures to help rank the various entries from best to worst. Of course, more attentive TopSpeed readers out there are sure to point out that this is a topic we’ve covered before, most recently in a comparison piece looking at the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Chrysler 300, Infiniti Q50, Jaguar XE, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. But unlike that last article, which focused on luxury cars with a sporty flavor, this piece will instead focus on cars that place a greater emphasis on performance, with luxury as a secondary priority. As such, we’re picking apart the Acura TLX, Alfa Romeo Giulia, Cadillac ATS, Subaru WRX STI, and Volvo S60. Sure, there’s overlap, but in this crowd, the effort is made more for grins behind the wheel than backside coddling.

That isn’t to say these cars aren’t comfortable – indeed, each offers a fair amount of upscale treatment, some more so than others. That said, we weighed performance much more heavily this time around, giving otherwise more spartan models a shot at the top of the list. So how do we place these five four-doors? Read on to find out.

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A Tuning Company has Managed to Get more than 600 Ponies out of the Giulia Quadrifoglio

A Tuning Company has Managed to Get more than 600 Ponies out of the Giulia Quadrifoglio

And, it did it without any aftermarket parts!

The addition of computers into computers has made it increasingly easy for manufacturers to control an engine’s power output. Most of the time, manufacturers keep engine tunes toned down for reliability and longevity, but other times the same process is used to tone down the engine in one trim while allowing it to be more powerful in another – one prime example of this is the Infiniti Q50 3.0t and the Q50 Red Sport 400. Both use the same 3.0-liter, but the Red Sport 400 delivers an extra 100 ponies. Well, tuning firm Pogea Racing GmbH has unlocked the potential of the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio and managed to squeeze out a staggering 604 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. That’s an increase of 94 horsepower and 111 pound-feet of pavement-chewing torque.

The best part is that the tuning firm managed to do so without adding on any aftermarket parts – it’s all computer tuning. There’s no word as to reliability issues down the road, but some express concern for the increased output per liter from the 2.9-liter V-6 that motivates this Italian beauty. In stock form, that 2.9-liter manages to pump out 174 horsepower per liter, but with the engine putting out 208 horsepower per liter, there could be a strain on internal components, as they may not have been designed to accommodate quite so much power.

The tuning firm seems to be confident that it could produce as much as 690 horsepower with tuning, but in the Instagram post announcing the 604-pony tune, it said that the 604 horsepower and 553 pound-foot output seems to be the limit of the car’s hardware. That means that going any higher would likely require a reworking of the engine heads and lower end, and could potentially be rough on the transmission as well. Either way, one of the hashtags included with the post were #700pssoon (700ps s about 690 ponies), so it’s quite possible the tuning firm will eventually add in some reworked internal components. If so, who knows how much power the 2.9-liter could make if built with strong enough components.

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Don't Expect To See The Alfa Romeo Giulia Sportwagon

Don’t Expect To See The Alfa Romeo Giulia Sportwagon

Italian brand is said to be focusing its attention on the Stelvio SUV

You can tell that Alfa Romeo is in a good place when the problems it’s having involves deciding between two models that are going to be received well by the public. Apparently, that’s the predicament the Italian automaker finds itself in with the Giulia Sportwagon variant and a report from Car Magazine reveals that the Italian automaker is dropping plans to build the wagon variant of the Giulia because it wants to focus its attention on the Stelvio SUV.

Speaking with the news outlet, Alfa Romeo manufacturing chief Alfredo Altavilla explained that the Giulia Sportwagon, while appealing for a number of different reasons, wouldn’t make sense since the Stelvio already captures a lot of the features and capabilities that the Giulia Sportwagon would have had in case Alfa Romeo decided to green light it. In his own words, Altavilla added that the Stelvio “can capture all the people who would otherwise have been interested in the [Giulia Sportwagon].”

While there is some point to Altavilla’s explanation, it’s still a little surprising that Alfa Romeo would do anything to quell the momentum that the Giulia has generated since it was launched in 2016. The positive reception of the sedan reignited interest in the once-struggling Italian brand and the momentum has swelled to the point that we’re now in line to see the Giulia Sprint, a two-door coupe variant that’s expected to compete against the likes of the BMW M4, Mercedes-AMG C 63, and Audi RS5. Adding a Sportwagon variant would have helped round out the Giulia family as that model would have been able to directly line up against the BMW 3 Series Touring and the Mercedes C-Class Estate and compete against those variants independently.

Turns out, we’re not going to see that anymore because Alfa Romeo isn’t even going to cross that bridge. Again, the explanation behind the decision to drop the Giulia Sportwagon makes a lot of sense at the moment. Let’s just hope that for Alfa’s sake, it won’t come back and bite them in the future.

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How Would You Configure Your Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio?

How Would You Configure Your Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio?

The original Alfa Romeo Giulia was a boxy little car that was on the market from 1962 to 1978. It took 37 years, and a lot of rumors, but in 2015 Alfa Romeo revived the Giulia name and used it for the first model in its strategic plan to save the Alfa Romeo brand. And the Giulia is a pretty big deal, as it’s not only the revival of an iconic car, but is also the first rear-wheel drive model from the Italian brand since the Milano met its demise back in 1992. As a competitor to the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class, a standard model just wasn’t enough, so Alfa created the high-performance Giulia Quadrifoglio to compete with the BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C63, among others. Now, Alfa Romeo has brought the Giulia Quadrifoglio to its online configurator so you can make your own custom sedan to drool over until you’re ready to pony up the dough it takes to park one in your driveway.

But, before we get too far into things, don’t expect to see an elaborate amount of options. In fact, there aren’t that many options to choose from at all. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, as the Giulia Quadrifoglio already comes equipped pretty damn well in standard form, but if you’re like me, you want the absolute best you can get out of a new car. And, that’s exactly how I configured my Giulia Quadrifoglio.

I was initially shooting for a price that topped $100,000, but the options just aren’t there. I did, however, manage to get a sticker price of $87,670 after everything’s said and done, so let’s take a look at a good look at the options I chose.

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Alfa Romeo's Lineup Of Models Is Growing Fast

Alfa Romeo’s Lineup Of Models Is Growing Fast

A two-door coupe version of the Alfa Romeo Giulia is tipped to appear at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show this coming March

Confidence is a very empowering feeling and apparently, the confidence is running high over at Alfa Romeo over the recent success experienced by the automaker’s two new models, the Giulia sedan and the Stelvio SUV. Now it appears that the company is turning to a new model that it plans to unveil at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show this coming March. According to Motoring Australia, that model is tipped to be a coupe version of the Giulia that will specifically be christened as the Giulia Sprint.

Not much is known about the Giulia Sprint at this point, but the physical makeup of car - the fact that it’s going to be a two-door version of the mid-size Giulia - points to it being developed as Alfa Romeo’s answer to the likes of the BMW 4 Series Coupe, Mercedes C-Class Coupe, and the Audi A5 Coupe. Likewise, the same report indicates that the Giulia Sprint will spawn its own convertible version with the possibility of that model being named the Giulia Spider.

Likewise, no mention was made on what kind of powertrain the Giulia Sprint is going to get, but considering that it’s going to carry the “Giulia” name, the smart money’s on the coupe version getting the same engine lineup as the sedan. That would include a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a 2.2-liter diesel engine, and a 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 that’s currently powering the range-topping Giulia Quadrifoglio. Should that come to fruition, the Giulia Sprint QV will slot in nicely opposite models like the BMW M4, Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe, and the Audi RS5.

The introduction of the Giulia Sprint would mark the next step in Alfa Romeo’s ambitious plan to launch eight models based on its Giorgio platform by 2020. The Giulia Sprint would represent the third of those eight models, which in turn would be followed by a rear-drive replacement for the existing Giulietta hatchback, one of the last vestiges of the old era that the company is motivated to leave behind.

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The Alfa Romeo Giulia And Stelvio Are More Similar Than You Think

The Alfa Romeo Giulia And Stelvio Are More Similar Than You Think

Two different models with plenty of similarities point the way to Alfa Romeo’s future

There once was a point when the auto industry could go through an entire cycle of years without Alfa Romeo being mentioned. Part of the Italian automaker’s obscurity can be attributed to the fact that it had no models to stand its legs on. But now, that has changed with the arrival of the Giulia sedan and the Stelvio SUV, two models that Alfa Romeo has high hopes for. You might even say that the company’s future could depend on how successful these two models are. In lieu of that, it’s equally important to know that both the Giulia and the Stelvio, despite coming in two different sizes, are more alike than you think.

From the design to the engines, both the Giulia and Stelvio rely on a number of shared qualities that could help propel Alfa Romeo to a more prosperous future or sink the automaker further down into the abyss of irrelevancy. Go ahead and check out what these similarities are.

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Is America Getting Another Variant Of The Alfa Romeo Giulia?

Is America Getting Another Variant Of The Alfa Romeo Giulia?

Leaked documents seem to point in that direction

There once was a time when Alfa Romeo’s presence in the North American market consisted of nothing more than wayward dreams and nonexistent aspirations. Times sure have changed because the beleaguered Italian marque is making a headstrong push towards relevancy in the U.S., and at the heart of this push is the well-received Giulia sedan.

Right now, the Giulia comes in two forms here in this region. There’s the entry level, 280-horsepower, Ti version and then there’s the Giulia Quadrifoglio and its menacing 505-horsepower capabilities. But what if neither variant suits you? Is there a mid-tier variant that can bridge the gap between the two models? Well, if documents obtained by Auto Evolution come to fruition, we could very well see a new version of the Giulia hit the U.S., one that will carry a more potent output of 350 horsepower, enough to bridge the 225-horsepower gap between the Ti and the Quadrifoglio. Some might say it’s actually more like a canyon-sized gulf.

The table’s been set for the 350-horsepower Giulia to make a significant impression on the U.S. market, especially if the Ti and Quadrifoglio variants live up to the hype they’ve been generating. It’s also possible that the 350-horsepower will carry the “Veloce” name, which is already being used by Alfa Romeo in the European markets to denote a more luxurious trim level sans any performance upgrades. It’s admittedly confusing to get two market-specific Giulia Veloce variants with different power outputs, but it’s excusable if you’re a company that’s looking to make some serious headway in one of those regions.

Obviously, a U.S.-spec Giulia Veloce isn’t a sure thing until Alfa Romeo says it is. But this report is nevertheless exciting to hear, especially for fans of the Italian brand who have long waited for it to once again become a major player in the U.S. market.

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2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio – Driven

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio – Driven

Alfa Romeo returns to the U.S. in a blaze of glory

It would be a gross understatement to say Alfa Romeo has traveled a rough road on its way to the United States – a place where it hasn’t been since 1995, and even then with sales slower than snail snot. It appears things are turning around for Alfa, though, as its parent company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, is pushing the Italian brand headlong into the U.S. Alfa Romeo has already seen success with its niche market 4C coupe and Spider, but FCA is aiming for mass-market appeal. Spearheading the movement is the 2017 Giulia Quadrifoglio – a twin-turbocharged supercar killer based on the four-door Giulia.

Alfa Romeo is making its grand entrance with the Giulia Quadrifoglio, otherwise called the Giulia QV. Rather than introducing the high-powered variant after the high-volume sedan, Alfa is putting its best foot forward. The Giulia QV is hitting dealerships early in 2017 while the standard Giulia sedan arrives a bit later. Alfa is currently expanding its nationwide dealership network from roughly 86 in 2014 to more than 200 by early 2017. The stand-alone showrooms and service centers will carry both Alfa Romeo and Fiat brands.

The Giulia QV already has a bold reputation. It posted a Nürburgring lap time of 7:32:00, placing it in the same category as cars like the new 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 (7:29:60), the 2016 Ford Shelby GT350R (7:32:19), and the outrageous Koenigsegg CCX (7:33:55). The QV also boasts a 0-to-60 mph sprint time of 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 191 mph. Its extensive use of aluminum and carbon fiber give it an astonishingly light curb weight of roughly 3,600 pounds. An active front spoiler lip helps the big six-piston Brembo brakes slow the car from high speeds.

Best of all, the QV is still a five-seater sedan with a trunk. It runs on the conventional premium fuel found at the corner gas station, runs on common Pirelli P Zero tires, and can be had for $73,500. That’s not a bad deal for an Italian sports car with such a pedigree as this.

Undoubtedly Alfa Romeo wants the Giulia Quadrifoglio to do extremely well in the U.S. – so much so they loaned me an example for a week. I treated it like a daily driver when the wife and kid were riding, and like a go-kart when empty. I am pleased to give you my thoughts below.

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2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Quick Look: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Quick Look: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

It’s the small things that breed a loving relationship

The 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio has plenty lovable qualities – from the 505-horsepower, twin-turbocharged V-6 and the car’s extensive use of carbon fiber to its tossable handling characteristics, and supercar-slaying Nürburgring lap time. But like a relationship with your significant other, it’s the little things that keep the flame lit. For me, one of those is the Tire Pressure Monitoring System display.

Okay, so I’m a sucker for the gimmicky, but this is probably the most graphically interesting and engaging readout of a TPMS that I’ve ever seen. It even provides pressure readouts to the tenth of a pound, making it incredibly easy to precisely keep track of each tire pressure. It would also make filling a tire a no-guess operation.

Obviously tire pressures play a huge role in how a vehicle performs. Under-inflated tires generate more heat, are harder to roll, wear improperly, and even have the potential to slide off the rim. Over-inflated tires create a rough ride, will decrease traction, also wear improperly, and increase the risk of a catastrophic tire failure. None of these conditions are wanted when hitting 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, running the Nürburgring in 7:32:00, or trekking down the German Autobahn at 190 mph.

The system isn’t perfect, however. It’s missing a tire temperature reading, like that found on the Corvette C7. The Stingray’s digital cluster displays tire temperatures cold, warm, or hot – advising the driver to the potential traction he can expect. Of course, I can’t expect every sports car to have every technical advancement ever devised, so I happily drove the Quadrifoglio and watched the tire temperatures increase as time and distance grew.

This TPMS display is fun to look at. And in the long run of ownership, this is more important than lap times or top speed numbers. It’s an everyday pleasure rather than some obscure bragging right that 99.99 percent of owners will never experience first hand. Then again, it’s hard to brag about your awesome TPMS display on forum threads or YouTube comments.

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2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia

Just as nice as the QV, but without all the power

Alfa Romeo did work backward when it came to the new Giulia Sedan. It threw its top performer, the Giulia Quadrifoglio into the mix first, showcasing its beautiful looks and 505-horsepower, 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6. But, there’s more to the Giulia than that. See, the Giulia is sort of like Alfa Romeo’s rebirth here in America, kicking off the introduction of several all-new models that will join the tiny, but fun 4C Coupe and 4C Spider. Alfa didn’t waste any time debuting the rest of the Giulia lineup, which means you don’t have to pay for the range-topping model unless you really want to. Outside of the Quadrifoglio model, the Giulia is available in two other guises: the entry-level model and the Giulia Ti. As far as the non-Quadrifoglio versions go, you get a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder that delivers a cool 280 horsepower and 206 pound-feet of torque. Other standard features include a seven-inch infotainment system, LED exterior lighting, dual exhaust, and can be had with all-wheel drive for a small premium.

The Giulia is set to go on sale here in the U.S. for the 2017 model year and is focused around the driver. Reid Bigland, the Head of Alfa Romeo, said, The all-new Giulia is the result of our 105 years of passion for Italian style, craftsmanship, and performance. Crafted in Italy, the Giulia lineup sets an entirely new benchmark for the segment as the world’s fastest four-door production sedan, featuring class-leading engines, an all-new exclusive architecture, stunning design and state-of-the-art technology.”

And, he’s absolutely right. This is one of those cars that is clearly living up to the hype created over the past couple of years. It’s affordable, stylish, and ready to take on the competition. But, before we get too far ahead of ourselves, let’s have a better look at the new Alfa Romeo Giulia.

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2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Quick Look: Drive Modes

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Quick Look: Drive Modes

Four modes induce wild mood swings

Mood swings in people aren’t fun to deal with, especially when emotions vary to a large degree. Mood swings in the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio are quite the opposite, giving the high-performance sports sedan a split personality that would make Dr. Jekyll envious. For the Giulia, the personality quirk is buried in its DNA – or rather Dynamic, Natural, and Advanced Efficiency settings found on the rotary dial affixed to the center console. Yes, the Alfa has multiple personalities; that much is true. But to call it a personality disorder would be a great misdiagnosis.

See, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio uses this dial to call into action four wildly different driving modes, each with a particular feel and purpose. Each setting changes parameters like the steering and throttle response, transmission shift points, adaptive suspension, and the traction control system.

D, or Dynamic mode puts the car into a high-strung state with a firm suspension, itchy throttle, touchy brakes, heavily weighted steering, and a more boisterous exhaust note. This is preferred setting for spirited, on-road driving.

N, or Natural mode offers a more relaxed driving experience. Driver inputs are not as answered with lightening fast responses, but rather something equiviant to the speed of sound. Make no mistake, Natural mode is still taught, but not as direct as Dynamic. Nevertheless, this is the setting you’ll choose when driving grandma to bingo night.

A, or Advanced Efficiency takes Natural mode and combines it with cylinder deactivation. Yes, Alfa (with plenty of help from Ferrari) included the fuel-saving feature in this 2.9-liter V-6 with twin turbochargers and all-aluminum construction. The result is a smooth, nearly imperceptible transition from V-6 to V-4 modes when not under load. Aside from cylinder deactivation, the V-6 also uses an auto start/stop system to help conserve fuel at red lights. This is active in all DNA modes. The system is defeatable should you not prefer the engine cutting out while waiting on a green light.

But then there’s a fourth mode – Race. This mode activates an overboost function with the engine, enabling an increased torque limit. It also maximizes throttle response, while braking, steering, transmission, and suspension settings carry over from Dynamic mode. The traction control and stability control systems are fully switched off, making the car completely nanny-free.

Race mode is only recommended for on-track use with an experienced driver. Sadly, there is no in-between setting for the nannies – its either all or nothing. The DNA system also has another trick up its sleeve. The center button allows the suspension to enter “soft” mode, even when Dynamic or Race modes are selected.

Just like personality disorders found in people, Dr. Jekyll isn’t the only case of multiple personalities. The same holds true with the Alfa. The Giulia Quadrifoglio isn’t the first car with drive modes, but its particular system is certainly a standout in the compact sport sedan segment, just like the fictitious story of Dr. Jekyll some 130 years after it was penned.

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2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Quick Look: Brakes

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Quick Look: Brakes

Our impressions after 500 miles of mixed driving

The 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is undoubtedly in a league of its own. This high-performance sedan enjoys an exceptionally light curb weight, a 505-horsepower V-6 with twin turbos, carbon fiber body parts, and a racing heritage that would make any historian proud.

Now as Alfa Romeo makes its long-awaited come-back into the U.S. for the 2017 model year, we got the privilege of spending a week with an early model Giulia Quadrifoglio – even before dealership had access. For those who might not know, the Giulia is Alfa’s compact sedan contender, competing against the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The Quadrifoglio designation is revered in racing legend as the premium performance model. Think of Quadrifoglio as Alfa’s version of the M division or AMG outfit.

Back story aside, we had plenty to discover with the Giulia Quadrifoglio. One of the biggest stand-outs during our week-long press loan was the brakes. However, not for a particularly good reason. Our tester came fitted with the standard Brembo brakes rather than the optional carbon ceramics. These big Brembos feature 14.2-inch front and 13.8-inch rear rotors. Both are clamped with four-piston aluminum monoblock calipers. Cross-drilled holes help keep the high-performance pads in contact with the rotor, while helping dissipate heat.

When it comes to stopping hard from speed, the Brembos work amazingly. The Quadrifoglio holds straight as an arrow with almost no nosedive. The Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires, measuring 245/35ZR19 up front and 285/30ZR19 in back, are extremely sticky and prevent squirming or skidding. The ABS only activates should there be any loose pebbles or dirt on the road surface. The possibility of experiencing fade on public roads is a joke. And with a confirmed lap time around the Nürburgring of 7:32, it’s a sure bet even the Green Hell couldn’t induce the debilitating reduction in braking power. (Though admittedly, Alfa surely used the optional carbon ceramic bakes for the ‘Ring.)

However, there’s a price to pay. The Brembos are rather touchy around town. The brake pedal has a surprisingly short range of motion. A quick check with a measuring tape showed only 1.5 inches through the travel. This leads to a sensitive pedal that is hard to smoothly modulate at low speeds, especially when stuck in traffic. Despite the most careful of tries, the car produces a head-bobbing stop nearly every time. Brake feel and the ability to modulate the pedal is perfectly fine at highway speeds, however.

This is only a chink in the Giulia Quadrifoglio’s impressive armor and could be considered nit-picky by some. Other owners might not be so forgiving.

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2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

505-horsepower competitor for the BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C63

Rumors about Alfa Romeo’s plans to revive the Giulia nameplate have been floating around since 2012, but it took the Italians until 2015 to actually reveal a modern incarnation of its iconic compact sedan. Developed as a rear-wheel-drive competitor for the 2016 BMW 3 Series and the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the new Giulia also marks the brand’s return to its RWD roots. Making the news that much better is that Alfa Romeo kicked this revival off with a high-performance model aimed at the 2016 BMW M3 and 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63.

Meet the Giulia Quadrifoglio, the beefed-up sedan that’s been forged with just one purpose: to obliterate its German rivals.

This is indeed a great moment for Alfa Romeo, which has just launched its first RWD sedan since 1992, when the 75/Milano model was discontinued. From then on, Fiat took over and replaced it with the 155, 156, and the 159. The 159 was retired in 2011, putting an end to Alfa Romeo as a compact executive-car manufacturer. Come 2015 and the Italian brand finally has something to brag about.

Updated 12/12/2016: Alfa Romeo revealed prices for the most powerful version of its latest Giulia sedan.

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Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce Slots Nicely Between The Base And Quadrifoglio Variants

Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce Slots Nicely Between The Base And Quadrifoglio Variants

Mid-range model brings more variety to Giulia lineup

With so many models debuting at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, it’s easy for something like the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio to get lost in the shuffle. But as a fan of the hatchback, I’m not going to let this moment pass without at least acknowledging something that Alfa Romeo did right for a change.

The truth is, the Giulia is probably Alfa’s best chance at making an impression in the market. The 4C, as awesome as I thought it was, has been a massive disappointment for the company. The Mito has barely made a blip and the Stelvio SUV is still a few years away from arriving. So the Giulia is really what Alfa Romeo has going for it, and the more variants it has, the better the automaker is for it.

That’s where the Giulia Veloce comes into the picture. As the mid-range model slotted between the base Giulia and the range-topping Giulia Quadrifoglio, the Giulia Veloce finds itself in a place that can appeal to those who want more power out of their Giulias but don’t necessarily have the inclination or the money to afford the Giulia QV. The Giulia Veloce even holds its own in the power department, thanks to a pair of engines options, including a 2.0-liter turbocharged gas engine that pumps out 280 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Refinements on the exterior and interior of the sedan round out the features of the Giulia Veloce.

The Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce isn’t the most important car to hit Paris, but it sure is that and more for Alfa Romeo.

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2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce

Two mid-level models strengthen Alfa’s Giulia portforlio

The Paris Auto Show is usually packed with just about every auto manufacturer under the sun, but this year the show is going to be missing a number of big names. We first learned that Volvo, Ford, Aston Martin, and Rolls-Royce would be missing, and more recently we’ve learned that Bentley and Lamborghini will also be skipping out on the show. That’s a lot of big names, but there’s at least one automaker that will be in Paris in full force with a number of new cars. That automaker is Alfa Romeo, and one of those cars is the new Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce – a model that debuts two new engines (one gasoline and one diesel) and Alfa’s long awaited Q4 all-wheel drive system. These engines represent the basis for two mid-level models with the gasoline-powered 2.0-liter producing 280 horsepower and the 2.2-liter diesel promising 210 horsepower. But, we’ll talk more about the available engines later.

With these two new models, it has become pretty clear that Alfa has quite literally worked backward as far as releasing models. The brand started out balls to the wall with the Giulia QV and its 505-horsepower, 2.9-liter V-6, and then it announced the entry-level Giulia. Now, we’re getting the middle of the spectrum with these new gasoline and diesel powertrains. While it’s a little backward, these new models should be significantly cheaper than the QV and should provide a price point that makes the Giulia attainable for those who can’t afford the $70,000 price tag of that crazy Giulia QV but want to spend more than $50,000 for the entry-level model. With that said let’s dive on into the new Giulia Veloce models and go over all the details.

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Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Sets New Nurburgring Record for Sedans

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Sets New Nurburgring Record for Sedans

Smashes the Panamera Turbo’s record by six seconds

In 2015, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio became the fastest sedan on the Nurburgring by lapping the German track in an impressive seven minutes and 39 seconds. The Italian four-door used a manual transmission and smashed the previous record set by the Porsche Panamera Turbo S in 2011, by a whopping 13 seconds. The Giulia’s benchmark didn’t last too long though, as the Panamera Turbo lapped the Green Hell a second quicker in 2016. Now, Alfa Romeo returned to ’Ring with the automatic version of the Quadrifoglio to regain its glory with a 7:32-minute record, no fewer than six seconds quicker than Porsche’s record.

Not only the quickest sedan on Germany’s iconic race track, the Giulia Quadrifoglio is also faster than a handful of new or relatively recent sports cars and supercars. This new benchmark makes it as quick as the previous-generation Porsche 911 Turbo S and the current Ford Shelby GT350R, and faster than the previous 911 GT3 RS, Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, and Nissan GT-R Spec-V. Heck, it’s even quicker than supercars like the Pagani Zonda F, Koenigsegg CCX, and Lexus LFA, which says a lot about the technology, time, and money Alfa Romeo poured in the high-performance sedan.

Fortunately, the Italian automaker also released a video of the record-breaking lap, something Porsche has yet to provide for the Panamera Turbo. The car was driven by Alfa Romeo test driver Fabio Francia, who had a difficult time keeping the Giulia Quadrifoglio out of the green. The in-car footage is exciting to say the least and worth every minute, so make sure you give it a look before proceeding.

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2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia by Speed Buster

2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia by Speed Buster

Italian automaker’s 3 Series fighter gets a jolt of power and performance

Alfa Romeo is nowhere close to becoming the major industry player that it once was, but if the Italian automaker has one sliver of hope it can proudly line up against the best of its segment, it has to be the new Giulia. As Alfa’s official entry into the entry level premium sedan market, the Giulia competes against some industry heavyweights, most notably the BMW 3 Series and the Mercedes C-Class. The new model has fared well for itself, but if owners of the Giulia want to really get a leg up over their 3 Series and C-Class counterparts, they’ll have to go the aftermarket route and get a tuner like Speed Buster to give the Giulia’s 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel variant a tuning upgrade that nets an output of 224 horsepower and 326 pound-feet of torque.

The program doesn’t include anything other than the engine upgrade so if there are Giulia owners looking to give their sedans some cosmetic and aerodynamic upgrades, they’re going to have to go elsewhere to get those. Speed Buster isn’t even offering any interior upgrades, which the Giulia could’ve honestly used. This tuning upgrade package is all about the Alfa’s 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel and while the final numbers aren’t going to blow anybody out into the water, the increase in power is enough to give the Giulia an extra shot in the arm.

It’s a simple program that accomplishes what it sets out to do. It’s also pretty affordable, which is exactly what owners of the Giulia wants to hear. Can’t I say I blame them.

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2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sportwagon

2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sportwagon

The compact Alfa Romeo wagon could make a comeback after more than five years

Introduced in June 2015, the Giulia is Alfa Romeo’s brand-newcompact executive sedan and the company’s first competitor for the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class in five years. The four-door revived the iconic Giulia nameplate, last used in 1978, and takes over from where the Alfa Romeo 159 left off in 2011, when the Italian automaker decided it no longer needs a compact. However, the Giulia is more than just an updated 159, featuring modern underpinnings, a premium interior, and powerful drivetrains that make it a worthy rival for the mighty 3 Series and C-Class. Unlike its predecessor, it also received a high-performance version that will compete against M3 and the AMG C63.

Although, for the time being, Alfa Romeo has only launched the sedan and the high-peformance QV model, more versions are likely underway. Having more than one body style for a nameplate is crucial in the current market, and the Italians need at least two more versions to stand a chance against its German competitors. One variant is the station wagon, which is still significantly popular in Europe. The second one is the two-door coupe, which would go against the BMW 4 Series and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe, but in the meantime we will talk about the grocery getter.

It’s a bit too early to say when the Giulia wagon will hit the market given that production of the sedan has barely commenced in 2016, but an official introduction is likely in 2017. A confirmation could occur by the end of the day, but nothing is certain right now — especially with no prototype spotted on public roads yet. Despite this, I am confident that Alfa Romeo is indeed working on a successor for the 159 Sportwagon and our artist created a rendering to go with the speculative review below.

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EVO Takes The Alfa Romeo Giulia QV For A Quick Spin: Video

EVO Takes The Alfa Romeo Giulia QV For A Quick Spin: Video

Is this the model that could get Alfa out of its doldrums?

Alfa Romeo isn’t the easiest automaker to love. The brand may have a long and proud history but none of that has been evident in recent years. Even the Alfa Romeo 4C, as awesome as I think it is, has its share of detractors and naysayers. But all that could change with the arrival of the Alfa Romeo Giulia, the very sedan that CEO Harald Wester said will “make or break” the automaker. The range-topping version of the Giulia wears the Quadrifoglio Verde badge and if the model turns out to be successful, the Giulia QV will have a big part to play in it.

Recently, EVO Diaries took the Giulia QV out for a quick run and while the host admitted that it’s too early to tell if the performance sedan is all it’s been made to be, the early returns are very promising. For starters, the model comes with a lot of imprints from Ferrari, particularly the 2.9-liter turbocharged V-6 engine that pumps out 505 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. That’s good enough to post a 0-to-60-mph sprint time of 3.9 seconds, quicker than the BMW M5 and just two-tenths of a second off of the Mercedes-AMG E63. The Giulia QV also posted a lap time of 7:39 around the Nürburgring, an incredible time for a company that hasn’t had much to show for its own efforts.

Evo had more to say about the Giulia QV but I’m not going to spoil the details because watching the video should give you a better idea of what the magazine enjoys about the performance sedan. It’s been a while since Alfa Romeo has been on the receiving end of compliments, but for what it’s worth, the Giulia QV deserves every positive feedback it can get.

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Sunday Times' Driving Section Experiences Issues With Alfa Romeo Giulia

Sunday Times’ Driving Section Experiences Issues With Alfa Romeo Giulia

Issues make headlines after sour driving experience

To say that the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia is an important car for Alfa Romeo would be like saying Stephen Curry can shoot the basketball. It’s plainly obvious that a lot is riding on the Giuila to be as successful as Alfa hopes it would be. It’s a sobering reminder of the Italian automaker’s place in the automotive hierarchy and if a recent test run on the car done by the Sunday Times’ Driving section is any indication, Alfa Romeo still has some work to do with the Giulia.

According to Driving’s James Mills, a handful of the Giulia models present suffered technical difficulties, including two cars with malfunctioning infotainment systems and another plagued with jammed parking sensors. The supposed issues aren’t the kind of developments that Alfa Romeo would’ve liked to receive, not when so much is at stake for the company. They’re disconcerting to say the least, especially the ones involving the malfunctioning sensors. When asked about the problems, Wester indicated that the problems could be tied to the car’s computer system, which is apparently a lot more complicated than our feeble minds could comprehend.

It’s a sensible explanation and the whole episode could be attributed to just plain bad luck. Beside, as worrisome as these issues are, the Italian automaker still deserves a lot of credit for heavily investing on the car and seeing to it that some of those investments appear to be promising. It’s not a cheaply thrown together car by any means. The exterior looks every bit as an Alfa should look, right down to the triangle grille and the sculpted body lines. The interior looks spiffy and comfortable.

It’s not doom and gloom yet for Alfa Romeo, but none of the positive things about the Giulia can escape the bigger reality that the company isn’t playing with any house money here. The Giulia is the house, and if it goes down, Alfa could very well go down with it. Bad luck or not, it’s incumbent upon the automaker to get these issues sorted out as soon as possible.

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Alfa Romeo Giulia To Get Autopilot Technology

Alfa Romeo Giulia To Get Autopilot Technology

A lot is riding on the compact car to be the model that returns Alfa back to prominence

Add Alfa Romeo to the list of automakers jumping into the autonomous driving bandwagon. Alfa and Maserati boss Harald Wester said as much in a recent conversation with Autocar. According to Wester, an Autopilot system in the vein of what Tesla is using on the Model S is currently being developed for the Alfa Romeo Giulia.

It figures that the Italian automaker would use the Giulia as the first model to get dibs on autonomous driving. Alfa has made it known that the Giulia is the measuring stick that will determine whether the Italian automaker returns to its once prominent status. Installing an autopilot system on the compact car should go a long way in adding some much-needed appeal to the model.

Wester didn’t pin down a specific timetable on when the Giulia would get the autopilot feature, but he did mention that there was an emphasis to establish the compact car with the technology despite the lengthier timetable of 2024 that parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has set to get its entire company up to speed with full autonomous technology.

That’s how important the Giulia is to Alfa Romeo and, by extension, FCA. The current trend of the industry also lends further credence to the significance of autonomous driving, especially for an urban car like the Giulia. Wester himself admitted that despite public reservations on how a tech like autonomous driving would ruin the driver-oriented image of Alfa, it’s something that the company can ill afford to get left behind in. “We all know the situation, whether you live in London or Milan,” the Alfa boss told Autocar. “You go to work in the morning and very quickly you find yourself in a sequence of stopping and starting, and it is a real waste of time and energy. In the future we will start to give you that time back so you can spend it better."

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2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia QV Carabinieri

2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia QV Carabinieri

The newest Italian performance car to get police livery

The supercar market has been booming for a while now, so it wasn’t really surprising when we started seeing supercars turned into cop cars. It’s happened a number of times over the years, giving wealthy police departments access to cars like the Maserati GranCabrio Politie and nearly the entire lineup from Lamborghini, with the most recent being the Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 Polizia (that sure didn’t take long, either.) The point I’m trying to make here is that there are plenty of performance cars rocking police livery. As it turns out, the list of performance-based police cars has just gotten a little longer with the Alfa Romeo Giulia QV being the newest model to make the conversion.

Surprisingly, however, the QV Carabinieri isn’t going to be used as a traditional cop car. According to the recent press release from Alfa Romeo, a total of two models have been converted and will be primarily used to transport things like organs or blood during medical emergencies. Outside of that, its duty will be to serve as an escort car during different police ceremonies. Even with that being the case, the Giulia Carabinieri will still be decked out with all the latest and greatest police gear.

That said, it may not be chasing around criminals anytime soon, but it will have the gear to do the job if need be. So, let’s go ahead and take a closer look at the Giulia QV Carabinieri and what went into making the conversion.

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Alfa Romeo Giulia QV Joins Italian Police Fleet

Alfa Romeo Giulia QV Joins Italian Police Fleet

Another Italian performance car turned police car

One thing this world doesn’t have is a shortage of Italian performance cars that have been turned into police vehicles. This includes nearly the entire Lamborghini lineup, including the Huracán LP610-4 Polizia, Lamborghini Aventador Polizia, and Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Polizia. Maserati has also gotten in on the action with the Maserati GranCabrio Politie, and don’t forget about Ferrari’s FF Beverly Hills Police Officers Association Ball Edition. Now, Alfa Romeo joins the ranks with the Giulia QV Caraninieri.

So, big deal – it’s just another sporty Italian cop car, right? Well not really, because this car probably won’t be pulling anybody over anytime soon. The whole purpose of these new Giulia QV police car is to transport things like organs or blood for medical emergencies, and it will also serve as a ceremonial escort car for the police department. So, if you see one of these bad boys hauling ass towards you, don’t worry; it’s probably not coming for you – well unless you need a kidney anyway.

Despite the fact that it won’t be used to chase down criminals like some of the other Italian beasts turned police cruisers, it has still been fitted with all the goodies of other police cars. Inside the car is equipped with the necessary radios, LED flashlights, computer system, and even a portable defibrillator. On the outside it has the standard police department markings, including the “Carabinieri” decal across the side, and that light bar on top that we all hate to see so much.

Alfa Romeo didn’t mention whether or not the car is equipped with an up-rated engine or other things to give it an edge, but it’s not all that important. In stock form, the twin-turbo V-6 delivers a shocking 505 horsepower. That’s enough to get Giulia up to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds, so just in case one does try to pull you over, you might want to stop. It will probably catch you if you don’t.

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Alfa Romeo Giulia QV Configurator Goes Live

Alfa Romeo Giulia QV Configurator Goes Live

Although the Alfa Romeo Giulia QV’s market launch has been delayed by six months, that didn’t stop the Italian automaker from firing up the sedan’s U.S. configurator. According to a recent report, the car’s European launch has been six months to mid 2016, which means that the Giulia QV won’t arrive in U.S. dealerships any sooner than autumn 2016. That’s about ten months from now, which is quite a lot of time with Alfa Romeo enthusiasts waiting to storm showrooms with a fat checks in their wallets. But, it gives them enough time to have a closer look at the car’s options, and configure the Giulia QV of their dreams.

The new configurator allows potential buyers (and curious gearheads alike) to browse through the car’s exterior colors, wheel and brake caliper options, and interior trim. The exterior section also provides a 360-degree look at the vehicle to those eager to see how the sedan looks from several angles in a certain exterior configuration.

There’s also a "feature availability" section containing a long list of standard and optional features, as well as the packages and equipment groups to be offered for the car. To check it out, go to Alfa Romeo’s U.S. website here and hit the "Style" tab. Don’t be shy about showing the Giulia QV of your dreams in the comments box below.

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Alfa Romeo To Delay Giulia, SUV Launches

Alfa Romeo To Delay Giulia, SUV Launches

The brand-new Alfa Romeo Giulia QV created quite a stir among high-performance sedan enthusiasts, but it turns out that the BMW M3 fighter won’t arrive in dealerships anytime soon. According to Automotive News, quoting "two supplier sources," the Giulia’s European launch has been delayed six months, to mid 2016. And, because the U.S. was supposed to get the sedan three to six months after hitting European showrooms, the sedan won’t cross the pond sooner than autumn 2016.

The Giulia’s market launch was reportedly delayed because Alfa Romeo is elbows deep in refining the car’s ride characteristic and improving its safety. Competing against the BMW M3 and the Mercedes-AMG C63 isn’t easy, and Alfa definitely wants the Giulia QV to be up for it in every department. Perfection comes at a price, and in this case it’s a delayed market launch.

Unfortunately, the Giulia isn’t the only vehicle that’s being delayed. The same source claims that the brand’s first SUV, based on the Giulia, will not arrive in Europe until at least early 2017, which is a nine-month delay. As a result, the SUV’s U.S. arrival is pushed back to spring or summer of 2017. There’s no word as to what caused the SUV’s delay, but considering it’s based on the Giulia, the same issues are likely to be blamed.

Alfa Romeo declined to comment on the matter, but we’ll keep you updated as soon as new information surfaces.

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Alfa Romeo Giulia Will Get More Variants In The Future

Alfa Romeo Giulia Will Get More Variants In The Future

The Alfa Romeo Giulia will get more variants beyond the 503-horsepower 2016 Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio Verde sedan that was recently unveiled in June of 2015. The new variants should be shown at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show in September and could include a four-cylinder and possibly a diesel V-6. Car Magazine caught up with chief engineer Philippe Krief, who discussed the new variants when asked about Giulia’s twin-turbo V-6.

The new variants are likely to make do without some of the Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde’s sportier elements, like active aerodynamics that change in profile depending on the amount of grip or straight-line speed needed. Other cost-saving casualties could include all-wheel drive (in favor of rear-wheel drive) and the Quadrifoglio’s trick torque-vectoring differentials. The carbon-fiber roof, trunk, seats and prop-shaft will likely be replaced with steel or aluminum items.

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After Giulia, Alfa Romeo Will Bring Other New Models

After Giulia, Alfa Romeo Will Bring Other New Models

Alfa Romeo is making moves to reinvigorate its brand with a long lineup of entirely new models, all of which are expected for release within the next three years, to take on major offerings from the likes of BMW and Audi.

First up will be the new 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan, which is slated for unveiling this coming Wednesday in Milan, and will go up against the new 2016 BMW 3 Series. This vehicle is particularly important for Alfa, as the automaker has had less-than-stellar sales records for the last 10 years or so, and the Giulia will be the first volume model since the Giulietta launched in 2011.

Alfa hopes the new Giulia will recreate the success it enjoyed in the ‘60s and ‘70s, when it sold the original Giulia. The original was sold between 1962 and 1978, and had four doors, RWD, a powerful engine and a lightweight body. If everything goes according to plan, the new Giulia will be unveiled on the 105th anniversary of the Alfa brand, at the Alfa Romeo museum, with a public debut slated for the Frankfurt Auto Show in September.

After the new Giulia, Alfa has set its sights on offering its first ever SUV, codenamed project 949. That model will see sales beginning sometime in early 2017, and will take on the likes of the Audi Q5 and BMW X3.

Automotive News Europe also says Alfa has a new flagship in the works in the form of a full-size sedan that will see production beginning mid-2017. Codenamed 961, the larger four-door will replace the discontinued 166 and go up against the Audi A6 and BMW 5 Series. 
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Alfa Romeo Giulia Will Get Ferrari V-6 Engine

Alfa Romeo Giulia Will Get Ferrari V-6 Engine

Alfa Romeo’s new upcoming four-door, which is expected to carry the name Giulia, will be equipped with a top-range V-6 engine from Ferrari. The car is slated for a debut later this month at the Expo Milan, with European sales getting underway in the spring of next year. The U.S. should get the car in the first quarter of 2017, possibly under a different name. 

Details on the new Alfa are hard to come by, as development is currently underway in a secret location with a limited team. 

However, the U.K. publication Autocar has learned that the drive layout will mostly likely be RWD, with AWD available in select markets. Also, the car’s Maserati-developed platform will be largely new, with the sedan version followed shortly by a wagon. 

The car will eschew popular autonomous features in favor of more driver involvement, which is a clear break from the trend set by Alfa’s German rivals. 

Progress thus far has been slow-moving: we first got confirmation of the sedan way back in 2009, but the production date was moved due to manufacturing issues and disagreement over the car’s styling. However, despite these setbacks, the car remains integral to Alfa’s plans as the automaker seeks to bolster annual sales figures to the 400,000 mark by 2018, a significant increase over the 74,000 vehicles sold in 2014. 

FCA announced in April that it would invest 500 million Euros into the development of two new engines for the Alfa brand. The entry-level powerplant is expected to be a high-strung, 300-horsepower four-cylinder, which will replace the current 235-horsepower 1750 TBi found in the 2014 Alfa 4C. Meanwhile, the new V-6 will likely make its way also into the new Dino, should the Ferrari actually go into production. Exact output has yet to be disclosed, but it’s believed that upwards of 500 turbocharged horsepower is possible for the Dino, although the Alfa will most likely have less. 

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1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale

1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale

The Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale is a rolling piece of Italian car design history. Unlike the sportier and more popular 105 and 115 GTs, GTVs and GTAs that replaced it, it’s more of a pocket-sized grand touring car than it is a sport coupe. The product of Carrozzeria Bertone, its mid-century, space-age shape was the result of lessons learned from the super-aerodynamic Alfa Romeo-Bertone Berlinetta Aerodinamica Technica design studies.

Almost visually identical to the Giulietta Sprint Speciale, the Giulia was powered by a slightly larger 1.6-liter engine. The Giulietta was originally conceived to go up against Zagato’s Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ, which shared similar underpinnings, but the Bertone car’s steel bodywork was too cumbersome to bring the fight to the alloy-bodied Zagato. As a result, the Giulietta’s shortcomings as a sports car precipitated its transformation into the Giulia grand tourer.

Collectors have traditionally ignored the Sprint Speciale twins in favor of the faster and lighter 105s and 115s, but that’s changing quickly as they are recognized, the Giulia in particular, for their jaw dropping looks and capabilities as effortless, back-road touring cars.

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Alfa Romeo Sedan And SUV Coming to U.S. By 2017

Alfa Romeo Sedan And SUV Coming to U.S. By 2017

With a couple of months until the Alfa Romeo 4C goes on sale in the U.S., thus marking the brand’s first return to North America with a mass-produced car since 1995, the Italian company confirmed more nameplates will cross the pond by 2017. Speaking to Auto News, Reid Bigland, head of the Alfa Romeo brand in North America, said Alfa’s new compact sedan, which will be revealed on June 24th, 2015, will go on sale in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2016. Rumored to be named Giulia, the four-door will compete against the likes of BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Bigland declined to discuss design details or performance figures, but said the sedan will feature impressive specs. "I’m confident that it’s going to blow your Italian socks off when you look at the specifications associated with this vehicle," Bigland noted, hinting the Giulia will also get a high-performance version aimed at the BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C63.
"With our base, our mid and our high, look for them to be a little bit of a notch above based on what they have in the market right now," he added.

The second new nameplate to come to the U.S. by the first quarter of 2017 is Alfa’s much-anticipated SUV. Very little is known about it, but word has it the SUV will share a new RWD platform with the sedan. The SUV would go against the BMW X3, Audi Q5, and Porsche Macan, according to Bigland.

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Alfa Romeo Giulia Mule Spied with FCA Parts

Alfa Romeo Giulia Mule Spied with FCA Parts

It’s a Maserati! It’s a Jeep! Nope, it’s the upcoming Alfa Romeo Giulia. Wait, what? Let me explain. Remember the awkward Maserati Ghibli mule that the company used to test the underpinnings of the Levante SUV we saw in late 2014? Well, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles did it again: it used the Ghibli sedan to mask yet another upcoming product. This time around, hiding underneath the Ghibli’s skin is the Alfa Romeo Giulia, the brand’s very own competitor for the likes of the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4, and Jaguar XE. According to Tumblr’s inno88, the two test mules shown above were spotted while testing in snowy Scandinavia, where all new vehicles go to hone their skills for the cold season.

Sure, there’s absolutely no indication these mules are indeed Alfa Romeo Giulias except for the source claiming so. The only photo showing the interior does nothing to help, as the cabin is a mash of FCA parts and includes a steering wheel sourced from a... Jeep. However, I’m 99-percent positive these mules are indeed test beds for the upcoming Giulia, as the sedan is the next new vehicle to come from to the brand according to its new strategy.

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Alfa Romeo Considering High-Performance Engines

Alfa Romeo Considering High-Performance Engines

Alfa Romeo is taking big steps to increase its sales volume to its 2018 goal of 400,000 units globally, up from just 74,000 last year. Up first are plans for new powertrains, namely a range-topping V-6 that’s capable of producing up to 480 horsepower.

The news comes from an inside source who confided with Automotive News Europe. The Italian brand is planning to reinvent itself, restoring its sporty heritage it was founded on some 104 years ago. Also joining the mix will be a second gasoline engine, a small diesel engine, and an updated version of the current 3.0-liter turbo-diesel.

The gas engine is said to be a 2.9-liter unit that’s a re-engineered version of the 3.0-liter engine Ferrari builds for the Maserati Quattroporte and Ghibli. It will feature direct injection and twin-turbocharging.

The other gasoline engine will be a 2.0-liter and will feature direct injection, single turbocharging, and FCA’s MultiAir variable valve timing. It will be available in outputs ranging from 180 to 330 horsepower and can come equipped with either a manual or automatic transmission — all dependent upon the application.

The oil-burner will be a 2.2-liter four-cylinder turbo-diesel unit with a potential output ranging from 135 to 210 horsepower. The other diesel will be an updated version of the 3.0-liter turbo-diesel currently found in some Jeep and Maserati models. The new version is said to have a projected output between 275 and 340 horsepower.

So what will these engines be powering? Well ANE reports the V-6 turbo-diesel will find its way into large sedans and midsize SUVs. The remaining two gas units and the 2.2-liter diesel will be offered in Alfa’s upcoming midsize sedan that’s expected to hit showrooms in 2016.

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Video: A Look Back at the Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale

Video: A Look Back at the Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale

There are people in this world who like cars, but then you occasionally run into someone who lives and breaths the art of the automobile. Their veins are full of gasoline and their minds run wild with the dreams of racing victories, back road bombings, and the perfect sunset cruise. Conrad Stevenson is definitely the latter. He built a 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale essentially from scratch, and he uses it to race in the brutally-fast and grueling Carrera Panamericana rally race.

Stevenson started with little more than a roof panel for the machine. Since then, he has built the car by hand using classic techniques and tools to create a patchwork of metal that looks beyond striking. Because of his build methods, the machine is not a true authentic ’65 car, but in his words, “I’m not presenting this car to Pebble Beach.”

Stevenson has run the Panamericana race previously in various machines with his friends, but last year was the first time he competed in the Alfa Romeo. Apparently, he knows how to build a solid race car; not only did he finish the race, but he finished 21st overall.

Just like all Petrolicious videos, this eight-minute film is full of gorgeous shots, thoughtful insight form the car’s owner and plenty of glorious Italian noise. Hit that “play” button and spend the next few minutes in bliss. It makes for a great end to a Sunday afternoon, and the perfect way to get ready for the upcoming week.

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Video: Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider Veloce 1600 Tribute

Video: Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider Veloce 1600 Tribute

In 1962, Alfa Romeo launched the Giulia sports sedan along the coupe and Spider versions, which were rebadged and updated versions of earlier Giulietta models (series 101). These models had their old 1.3-liter engines replaced by new, more powerful 1.6-liter engines, hence the "1600" in the name.

The Spider version also had a more powerful version called "Veloce" (Italian for "fast"), and this is exactly the car owned by Mr. Casey Annis and the one reviewed in this video.

Casey Annis is a publisher and editor at Vintage Racecar, so no doubt he knows one think or two about classic cars. No wonder why he speaks so great about this classic Giulia Spider Veloce 1600!

The review was shot right next to the California’s coast,p which if you ask us, is the perfect place for such a great car. If you are a fan of classic Alfa Romeo models, then this is definitively a video you will not want to miss!

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Alfa Romeo will relaunch on the US market with four new models

Everyone is expecting Alfa Romeo’s long-rumored return to the US market in 2014 after almost 20 years of absence. This return is part of a large revamping of the brand and its alliances with Fiat, Chrysler, and Mazda. Now, we’re learning that this comeback with bring four new models to the U.S.

The first will be the new Giulia sedan - Alfa’s competitor for models like the Audi A4. The upcoming Giulia will be built in the USA so it will share most of its components with the upcoming Chrysler 200, including the Pentastar V-6 engine.

Next, there will be the long rumored compact crossover SUV that will be built on the same platform as the upcoming Jeep Compass. The model will be manufactured alongside the Jeep in Belvidere and will be offered exclusively with Chrysler engines.

The third stop on Alfa Romeo’s return to the U.S. will be the most important one in many people’s eyes: the 4C Coupe and Roadster. The 4C will arrive in the US one year after the Giulia and will be powered by a 1.8 liter turbocharged engine that delivers a total of 296 HP.

The final model that will grace U.S. soil is the rear-wheel-drive Duetto sports car. If this name doesn’t ring a bell, don’t worry, many know it as the Spider. This new sports car will be built in Japan and will share its chassis with the next-generation Mazda Miata. The upcoming Duetto will be powered by a longitudinally mounted turbocharged 1.8-liter engine delivering about 170 HP.

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Alfa Romeo's Future Plans Revealed

Alfa Romeo’s Future Plans Revealed

A leaked internal document has revealed full details on Alfa Romeo’s future model line-up. Things will start off rather quiet for the next year or so, but in 2013 the company will come out guns blazing with a long list of models.

At the start of 2013, Alfa Romeo will be unveiling an updated MiTo, followed by a five-door version of the same car. These two models will be followed with the highly anticipated production version of the 4C GTA concept unveiled earlier this year. Model year 2013 will end with the debut of the long-rumored SUV - a model that promises to combine "typical SUV versatility with true Alfa Romeo performance."

The following year, 2014, will also keep the Italian company busy starting with the unveiling of the new Giulia in both sedan and station wagon versions. The second act in 2014 will be a new Spider model, followed by a luxury flagship and an updated version of the Giulietta.

With these new models, Alfa Romeo hopes to increase sales to about 400,000 units a year.

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Alfa Romeo gearing up for US invasion at the 2013 NAIAS

Alfa Romeo gearing up for US invasion at the 2013 NAIAS

Alfa Romeo fans in the US have a lot to be excited about because the long-awaited return of the Italian brand in American soil is drawing closer and closer.

Now, according to Autobild, the stage for Alfa’s return to America could take place at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Autobild is also reporting that Alfa Romeo is intent on bringing at least five models to the 2013 NAIAS, highlighted by the drop-dead gorgeous 4C GTA Concept.

Together with the 4C GTA, other Alfa Romeo models expected to join in the US invasion include the Giulia, the Giulietta, the five-door MiTo, and a still unidentified Jeep-based crossover.

We’ve all anxiously waited a long time for Alfa Romeo to return to our neck of the woods and it certainly hasn’t come with some impatience. But now that it’s beginning to look like the Italian brand is in fact US-bound after years and years of absence, that impatience and anxiety is slowly becoming excitement and eager anticipation.

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2013 Alfa Romeo Giulia

2013 Alfa Romeo Giulia

Alfa Romeo is gearing up for the release of its latest baby, the Giulia. It’s a long time coming considering rumors on the car have been around for quite some time now. But in the classic case of ‘better late than never’, the new Giulia, which is expected to hit the production line at the tail end of 2012, is now further along in its development. This poses as great news for fans of the Italian marquee while on the flip side, the sports sedan’s forthcoming release should be a cause for concern from some of its German rivals, particularly BMW and Audi.

For a brand that has seen its recent struggles, Fiat is hoping that Alfa Romeo’s new Giulia sports sedan will be the car that will help the Italian brand recover its place in the auto industry. It’s a tall order for a sports sedan given the stiff competition it’s going to face in the market once it’s released, but nevertheless, Alfa Romeo is confident that they have found the car that will lead them back to prominence in the 2012 Giulia.

UPDATE 04/13/2011: It seems Fiat-Chrysler CEO, Sergio Marchionne, is unhappy with the design for the new Giulia so Alfa Romeo may have to wait until 2013 to make its return to the U.S. We’ve waited this long, what’s a few more months?

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Americans to see Alfa Romeo Giulia in 2012?

First it was the Alfa Romeo 156, next came theAlfa Romeo 159, and now plans for the Alfa Romeo Giulia are full speed ahead. Based on a longer and wider platform than the 159, the Giulia will have a McPherson front axle with a twin-link rear suspension and will feature the new Multiair V6 engines. This engine is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and will produce up to 300bhp. The vehicle will come as a front wheel drive, but will have the platform to support four wheel drive.

We are happy to hear that the Giulia will not come in a hatchback like its brothers, the MiTo and Milano. We are not big fans of hatchbacks and we can safely say that neither are most Americans considering Alfa Romeo’s decision to not offer the MiTo and Milano in the US. Instead Alfa Romeo has decided to make its US comeback with the Alfa Romeo Giulia being offered as a four-door saloon and a five-door sport wagon. Renderings, like the one shown above, show a more rounded, modern shape to the new Giulia as opposed to the boxier shapes of the previous Giulia models.

The Alfa Romeo Giulia will be introduced to European markets in 2011 with an American debut in 2012. Alfa Romeo has plans to sell 100,000 units per year and is even considering a lightweight Q2 350bhp Autodelta edition.

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Alfa Romeo to send Giulia sedan to the US

Alfa Romeo to send Giulia sedan to the US

The Alfa Romeo MiTo was supposed to make its American debut later in the year, but fears over how it would go over Americans squashed that possibility. Nevertheless, Alfa Romeo is still bent on shipping a model over the Atlantic and it seems that it has found the car that would be sent over to the US.

According to Alfa Romeo CEO Sergio Cravero, the first Alfa Romeo model to hit the US in more than 15 years is going to be the Giulia sedan. “The Giulia is a car that could be the most interesting for the U.S. market,” Cravero said. “We need to build cars together with Chrysler that have an Alfa Romeo soul.”

Rather than sell the hatchback MiTo, which Cravero thought wouldn’t go so well in America, the Fiat-owned company has decided that the Guilia – the successor to the 159 that Alfa sells in Europe – would be the car that Alfa Romeo hopes would rebuilt the brand in the US and help Fiat’s newly-acquired division, Chrysler, to break even in its own market.

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2011 Alfa Romeo Giulia

2011 Alfa Romeo Giulia

After the Italian automaker Alfa Romeo gets done working on the new Milano, they will be focusing their attention to the all new Giulia, a new three box sedan that will replace the dated 159. The future Giulia is set to debut sometime in the next two years and will be priced at around $35,000.

Like the future Milano, the new Giulia will use the Fiat Group’s new C-Evo platform, meaning that it will be offered with a front-wheel drive layout powered by a range of new engines, including a gas burning 1.75 Liter turbocharged unit making 200 HP and the all new 1.4 Liter Multiair power plant pumping out anywhere from 150 HP to 170 HP. As far as alternatively fueled options go, Alfa will offer a diesel burning 2.0 Liter JTDM engine making 170 HP as well as a 1.9 Liter TwinTurbo unit cranking out 190 HP.

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Alfa Romeo Giulia - new details revealed

Alfa Romeo Giulia - new details revealed

Alfa Romeo is busy revamping their lineup first the 147 will be replaced by a much more fashionable sounding Milano at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. The next model to undergo a drastic change will be the Alfa Romeo 159. It’s replacement will be called Giulia and should make an international motor show debut sometime in the next two years.

The all new 2012 Alfa Romeo Giulia will be built on an entirely distinct platform called C-Evoluzione, the new chassis will feature a longer wheelbase that will make for more aerodynamic shorter overhangs and will be suspended by a new, more sophisticated suspension. The exterior of the future Giulia is heavily inspired by the new Alfa Romeo MiTo, and just like the compact city car, the 159 replacement will be front wheel drive. However the top of the line Giulia will be offered with a much sportier all wheel drive system, and as an option Alfa Romeo will offer their stability enhancing Active Roll Control system.

Although this is just a rendering, the exaggerated roofline and large smooth shape is a look forward at the way that all cars will be styled in the near future. Short overhangs being a major part, not only do they reduce drag by making the silhouette into a smoother curve, but they also push the glass out towards the edges making the most of the available space inside. The Giulia also features a pair of fender vents borrowed from the 8C Competizione and the trademark inverted triangle grill set this new design apart as pure Alfa.

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