With the fanfare of the 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia unveiling behind us. We collect our thoughts and all the hard information at our disposal to bring you as much detail about Alfa Romeo’s new sedan. This is an important car for FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) and a test to see if there is still magic behind that iconic badge.
Alfa Romeo is known to have built some of the most stunning cars in automotive history and the new Giulia doesn’t disappoint. Designed to compete with the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4 and Jaguar’s new XE sedan, the ringer from Italy is ready to do battle.
While only the 503 brake-horsepower all-aluminum turbocharged V6 has been officially announced, we suspect other engines that are less potent and more frugal with fuel will be available. Rear wheel drive with the option of four-wheel drive will also be in the product line-up.
The automaker has revealed that the new Giulia is made of lightweight materials and composites, stuff usually reserved for more expensive cars. The hood, roof, and seat frames are made of carbon fiber composite materials; the wings and doors are made of aluminum. All these elements add up exceptional torsional rigidity and an impressive power-to-weight ratio.
Alfa Romeo’s history is known for building some of the most exciting cars that have ever graced the tarmac. With a 50:50 weight distribution, ‘the most direct steering on the market’ and an emphasis on rewarding the raw excitement to the driver, we can’t wait get behind the wheel and find our favorite ribbon of asphalt.
Stay with us as Roman gives us the dish on the all-new 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia:
Did you know that Alfa stands for Anomina Lombarda Fabrica Automobili (Lombarda car making company)?
The original emblem was created 105 years ago on June 24, the same day Alfa Romeo chose to unveil the new Giulia and a new badge.