New Alfa Romeo Giulia: Prices, specs, order books open now

New Alfa Romeo Giulia: Prices, specs, order books open now

0 comments 📅25 November 2016, 05:30

£29,180 starting bounty for Alfa's important new saloon, with head deliveries just around the corner

Set-up books for the Alfa Romeo Giulia – Alfa’s new BMW 3 Series equal and the first car in the company’s upcoming product refurbishing – are now open, with prices kicking off at £29,180 in the UK. Foremost deliveries are slated to take place by the end of November, so those at the fa of the queue will be getting their cars this Christmas. 

The radical price will net you a model in base compact, which comes as standard with a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol. Infrastructure models get 16-inch alloy wheels, voyage control, climate control, automatic wipers, Nautical aft parking sensors, and a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment process.

While this base model is a few thousand pounds more than an interchangeable BMW 3 Series or Jaguar XE, the Giulia hits retreat from with a more powerful engine and greater levels of type safety equipment including autonomous conurbation braking and lane-departure warning.

Trim levels run up from there under the aegis Super, Tecnica and Speciale before the top-of-the-slash Quadrifoglio model. Buyers who stump up the addendum £1,700 for Super Spec will be treated to larger allay wheels, an 8.8-inch touchscreen and percentage-leather seats, while £115 on top of that brings a stern reversing camera, privacy glass and accessory chrome on the outside as part of Tecnica spiffy.

Higher still is the Speciale version, which starts from £34,150 and upgrades the headlights to bi-xenon units while adding a sports bodykit, 18-inch combination wheels and heated front seats.

Of seminar, the bonkers 503bhp Quadrifoglio model silence sits at the top of the range, costing £59,000.

• Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio criticize

Engine choices include the aforementioned 2.0-litre 197bhp petrol, lone available on entry and Super spec cars. The single other petrol choice is the 3.0-litre V6 in the Quadrifoglio facsimile, while diesel choices are both 2.2-litre and provide 148bhp and 178bhp respectively. All engines approach with an automatic gearbox.

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio prices and specs

Alfa Romeo chose the Goodwood Holy day of Speed to announce the price for the hot Giulia Quadrifoglio. The car is priced from £59,000.

The assess sits nicely in between main rivals, with the BMW M3 undercutting it at circa £56,000, while the Mercedes-AMG C 63 starts at £60,000. The Giulia’s 503bhp power manufacture outstrips both of those cars, nonetheless, and matches the S version of the C 63 – which starts from £66,000.

The Italian tight claims the Quadrifoglio model can lap the Nurburgring’s awesome Nordschleife circuit in just 7:39 – a new document for a saloon car if true. It is powered by a 503bhp turbocharged 2.9-litre V6 and can hit 0-62mph in reasonable 3.9 seconds, in part thanks to 600Nm of torque. It’ll do 190mph, and thanks to its carbon mould active aero splitter, will create an impressive 100kg of downforce at top speed. Extra, Alfa says it’s more efficient than its rivals, with emissions of 198g/km in the enchiridion model.

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Alfa Romeo claims that all models character 50/50 weight distribution and a sophisticated arse suspension set-up, which go hand-in-hand with a rearmost-wheel drive layout for better handling. Carbon thread has been used in the car’s construction as well, with aluminium and susceptible used as well to keep the weight of the car down to 1,374kg in the 2.2-litre diesel and 1,524kg in the hot Quadrifoglio.

An 8.8-inch air screen inside is controlled via a dial, and can rivet to both Apple and Android mobile devices for phone calls and music streaming. There’s also a TomTom sat-nav process and the dash also features Alfa’s DNA driving modus operandi switch.

Behind the wheel there’s either a 3.5-inch or 7-inch paravent depending on the trim level, and the Giulia features a Harman Kardon 14-rabble-rouser stereo system. Autonomous emergency braking with mundane detection will be available on the car, plus a smash-up warning, lane departure warning, impetuous spot monitoring and adaptive cruise hold back.

Optional equipment includes leather seats, bi-xenon headlights, a aroused steering wheel, gear-shift paddles for auto models, a narrow-slip differential, keyless go, parking seniors and powered vehement front seats.

Giulia sets a lap make a notation of with a difference

While the Giulia Quadrifoglio may be the fastest saloon round the Nurburgring, it’s not the only eye-opening lap record Alfa claims for its new wonderful saloon.

Coinciding with the launch of the Giulia in the UK, Alfa has set a new benchmark using its BMW M4 opposition – the fastest ‘blindfolded’ lap of Silverstone.

With the windows completely blacked out, a alternative Giulia Quadrifoglio is used as a support car to govern Alfa factory driver and former Le Mans 24-hour of Ed Morris around the track. The 1:44.3 enumerate hasn’t been set on the full Grand Prix pale – instead it’s the smaller, 1.64 mile Federal layout.

Alfa says that the lap showcases some of the driver support tech available on the Giulia. Collision threat and automatic emergency braking may have sole been a safety net, but lane departure augury certainly comes in handy when worrying something like this. 

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