Alfa RomeoGiulia

2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia: 2 diesel, 1 gas engine below Quadrifoglio

The Type 952 Alfa Romeo Giulia will be offered with three engine choices to sit below the 510hp (380kW) 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 Quadrifoglio.

To appeal to European buyers, there’s two versions of a 2.2-liter 4-cylinder turbo-diesel. The base engine has a 150hp (112kW) at 4,000rpm and 280 lb-ft (380Nm) at 1,500rpm. The upscale version has 180hp (134kW) at 3,750rpm and 332 lb-ft (450Nm) of torque at 1,750rpm.

The 2.2 diesel comes with either a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic.

There’s a sole gas option below the Quadrifoglio, a 2-liter turbo 4-cylinder with 200hp (149kW) at 5,000rpm and 243 lb-ft (330Nm) of torque, with a standard 8-speed auto.

That’s a huge step down from Ferrari V6-engined Quadrifoglio, which has 510hp (380kW) and 443 lb-ft (600Nm), and is capable of 0 to 100km/h in 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 191mph (307km/h).

The Giulia will offered in three trim levels: standard, Super, and Quadrifoglio. Features available include forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, pedestrian detection, active aero splitter, 8.8-inch infotainment screen with rotary dpad control, and a 900W 14-speaker Harmon Kardon sound system.

Quadrifoglio models come exclusively with torque vectoring, chassis domain control, and driving mode selection.

Orders will be taken across Europe, the Middle East and Africa from April 15.

Dry Weight

180hp 2.2-liter turbo-diesel: 1,374kg | 3,029 lb
510hp 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 (Quadrifoglio): 1,524kg | 3,360 lb