Alfa Giulia Deals With The Big Ones From Its Class

The full Alfa Romeo Giulia range has been revealed at the Geneva motor show. The flagship Quadrifoglio version of the car, which features a Ferrari-derived 3.0-litre V6 with 503bhp, made its debut last year, but this is the first time that full details of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, BMW 3 Series and Audi A4 rival have been available Besides the Quadrifoglio model, three engines will be available in the Giulia.

The petrol range starts with a 197bhp, 243lb ft turbocharged 2.0-litre unit, which is coupled to an eight speed automatic transmission. Next are two 2.2-litre diesels, the most powerful of which produces 178bhp and 332lb ft while being capable of emitting less than 100g/km of CO2 in its Eco specification. The other diesel comes with 148bhp and 280lb ft. Both engines can be had with either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic gearbox. All models will be natively rear-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive will be available on some.

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Giulia is offered with 197bhp 2.0 and 503bhp 3.0 petrols and 2.2 diesels tuned for 148bhp and 178bhp

Alfa Romeo says electronic aids on the Giulia are only used to make the driving experience more exciting. One example of those aids is the new integrated braking system, which mixes the traditional stability control set-up with a servo brake in order to reduce weight and vibrations through the pedal. The five-seat cabin of the Giulia features an infotainment system with an 8.8in screen controlled via a rotary pad on the centre console. The system is compatible with Apple and Android devices and offers Bluetooth connectivity and satellite navigation.

Depending on specification, the Giulia gets either a 3.5in or 7.0in colour display as part of the instrument cluster. Buyers can choose from three trim levels, named Giulia, Super and Quadrifoglio, and two packs, called Lusso and Sport, although final UK trim levels and specifications are yet to be finalised. Official pricing has yet to be revealed but a starting price of around £26,000 would allow the new Giulia to be competitive against its rivals.

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