After the big hype around the 510 HP strong Quadrifoglio variant, it had become last precarious calm to Alfa Romeo BMW 3 series competitor Giulia. At the Geneva Auto Show in 2016 (3rd to 13th of March), there are now more fodder for the thirsting fans of the brand. Alfa shows the "normal" version of its middle class sedan in the Switzerland for the first time.
While you must attest: even without a bunch of carbon, skirts and spoiler, the Giulia makes an excellent figure. And it is remarkably easy through the Bank. Even with the less potent versions of the Giulia, Alfa relies on much aluminum, composites and even a carbon-fiber driveshaft. The curb weight of the 2.2-litre diesel Variant should be only 1,374 kilograms. A comparable BMW weighs well over 130 kilos--more 3.
Which brings us to the new engines of the Italian middle class. In addition to the top model with Ferrari-based 3.0-liter Twin-Turbo V6 and 510 PS there will be with 200 HP and 330 nm a completely new 2.0 liter turbo gasoline engine to the market launch. To joined by institution 2.2-liter diesel in two versions: with 150 HP and 380 nm, 180 HP and 450 nm. The new petrol engine is coupled to an eight-speed automatic as standard, the two diesel engines come with six-speed switch or eight-speed automatic transmission. Basically reverses the Giulia as mainstay, a four-wheel drive to follow but just as more engine variants.
For its new flagship, Alfa has chosen the three trim levels Giulia Super and Quadrifoglio. The standard assistance systems include a collision detector with automatic emergency braking system, Alfas new electro-mechanical braking system, a lane and a speed regulation system. A dead angle Warner is optionally available, follows an adaptive cruise control in the second half of the year 2016. The Giulia at the factory with a 6.5-inch-connect system is equipped in terms of Infotainment. There is an 8.8-inch system with 3D-Navi and extensive Smartphone integration on request. The Giulia from 15 April 2016 can be ordered. The prices are not fixed yet. (black & white)