After a 20 year absence from the US marketing, Alfa Romeo is really trying to make a splash. Its newest offering is the 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan, a competitor to the popular BMW 3-series. Many believe this more popular style of vehicle will help Alfa Romeo make its way back into the mainstream American market.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Alfa Romeo’s parent company, clearly spent a lot of time on the new Giulia; saying the car was created by “Skunkworks of the best engineers, designers, and stylists within the company.”
Several versions of the car will be available to consumers, with varying levels of performance and add-ons. The most impressive of these options is the Quadrifoglio edition, which was presented to the press this week in Italy. This car comes with a Ferrari inspired turbocharged V6, 510 horsepower, all-aluminum engine. This will supposedly give the car the ability to go from 0-60 in 3.9 seconds, which is on par with the BMW M3. The turbo-V6 gives the car a beautiful sound, as it expels exhaust through the car’s stunning quad pipes.
The Giulia will be built on an all new rear wheel-drive platform; the same platform all future models will be built on. This car is ideal for those searching for a more exciting driving experience, with its performance-oriented sports suspension, and a 50/50 front/rear weight distribution.
As far as looks are concerned, the car offers a certain level of flamboyancy, all while keeping some German practicality. Keeping with the company’s signature front grill the public has grown to love, the car offers a more muscular look than Alfa’s other cars.
A release date and price for the US have not been set yet, but the excitement is still building!