Furthermore, Alfa Romeo’s high-performance Quadrifoglio model, which sets a number of best in class numbers compared to the BMW M3 ($139,615+ORCs) and Mercedes-AMG C 63 S ($155,615+ORCs) for power and sprint times, is also aggressively priced at $143,900+ORCs.
Available in showrooms midway through this month, the base model is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine producing 147kW and 330Nm with an ability to reach 100kmh in 6.6 seconds. Fuel consumption is an average of 6.0 litres/100km.
Things get a bit more interesting with the $71,895 Giulia Veloce model which has plenty of go-faster bits, not least being an upgraded version of the 2.0-litre turbo engine that pumps power to 206kW while dropping the 0-100km/h time to 5.7 seconds.
It’s possible a wagon version of the Giulia may be in the pipeline too, though there is little indication such a body style will lob in the short term. That said, Alfa Romeo has promised a total of eight models by 2020 spun off the Giorgio platform currently used by Giulia and the forthcoming Stelvio SUV.