2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia pricing, spec and availability
Alfa Romeo has revealed pricing and packaging for its new Giulia which will be available in showrooms across Australia from February 16th.
THE REAR-WHEEL DRIVE sedan is based on Alfa Romeo’s new Giorgio platform, which will underpin the upcoming Stelvio SUV, and FCA has clearly set the Giulia’s crosshairs at German rivals the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A4, with pricing of the base model Giulia undercutting all equivalent rival models by up to $2000.
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.
What are the models and what are the engine options?
Giulia is available in four grades – Giulia, Super, Veloce and Quadrifoglio. The Giulia and Super models come equipped with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol which produces 147kW and 330Nm, and both variants are capable of 0-100km/h in 6.6sec and will sip 6.0L/100km.
The Super can also be equipped with a 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel producing 132kW and 450Nm and is capable of accelerating 0-100km/h in 7.2sec, while achieving range-best economy of just 4.2L/100km.
The Veloce is placed as the affordable sports model and comes equipped with a higher-powered version of the 2.0-litre turbo that produces 206kW and 400Nm, and will accelerate 0-100km/h in 5.7sec. Economy remains frugal at 6.1L/100km.
The Giulia Quadrifoglio, which we tested this week (review available February 8th), is the crown jewel of the range and receives a Ferrari derived 2.9-litre twin-turbocharged V6 that produces 375kW and 600Nm. It’ll sprint 0-100km/h in just 3.9sec and reach 305km/h, although economy is the worst of the lot at 8.2L/100km, if that matters.
What’s it got?
The entry model Giulia starts at $59,895+ORC and comes equipped as standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, leather interior, 8.8-inch colour infotainment screen with reversing camera, 7.0-inch dash cluster screen, keyless entry and ignition, dual zone climate control, rain sensing wipers, cruise control, parking sensors front and rear and LED DRLs (daytime running lights).
The Super ($64,195+ORCs for petrol and $65,895+ORCs for diesel) adds electric Pieno Fiore leather seats, oak or walnut veneer, active cruise control, heated steering wheel and seats (front) and blind spot monitoring.
The Veloce starts at $71,895+ORCs and adds 19-inch alloy wheels, enhanced (sporty) exterior styling, red brake calipers, tuned suspension, limited slip differential and leather sports seats, aluminium pedals, 10-speaker audio system and Alfa’s DNATM drive mode system.
The Quadrifoglio starts at $143,900+ORCs and adds, aside from it’s high performance engine, 19-inch forged alloy wheels, Monza exhaust, carbon fibre bonnet, roof, rear spoiler and active front splitter, adaptive front lights with automatic high beam, leather and Alcantara seats, bespoke steering wheel, carbon fibre bits inside, Alfa DNA Pro drive modes, active suspension, torque vectoring, tyre pressure monitoring and a Harmon/Kardon sounds system.
What are the major options?
Giulia, Super and Veloce can be optioned with a panoramic sunroof while a Veloce pack is available for the Giulia and Super. The pack includes active suspension, 19-inch alloys, red brake calipers, tinted windows, leather sports seats and aluminium pedals. The Veloce can be cost-optioned with a Harmon/Kardon sound system and yellow or black brake callipers. The Quadrifoglio can be optioned further with Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes and Sparco lightweight carbon seats.