After a long wait, Alfa Romeo Giulia is ready to reach US shores and help the Italian brand reach is old glory. The new Giulia, a sedan aimed to tackle BMW 3 Series and Audi A4, will make its US premiere during New York Motor Show.
Building on the high-performance 505-horsepower Giulia Quadrifoglio model that debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November, the all-new Giulia and Giulia Ti (Turismo Internazionale) models continue to expand Alfa Romeo’s range in US.
The new 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Giulia Ti models use an all-aluminum, 2.0-liter, direct-injection turbo engine with eight-speed automatic transmission delivering standard 276 horsepower.
To deliver 276 hp output and 295 lb.-ft. of torque between 2,250 – 4,500 rpm, the engine features turbo responsiveness thanks to a “2-in-1” turbocharger design, with the charging system driven through two pipes that gather exhaust gas from pairs of cylinders in alternating sequence.
Inside, they include class-exclusive carbon fiber driveshaft, dual exhaust system with bright tips, leather seating, 7-inch full-color driver information display (DID), Alfa-tainment featuring a 6.5-inch or 8.8-inch industry-first hidden widescreen infotainment display, Alfa DNA selector with Dynamic, Natural and Advanced Efficiency vehicle behavior modes, sport-inspired flat-bottom steering wheel with integrated push button start, along with keyless-go with passive entry and remote start.
The “brain” of Alfa Romeo Giulia’s level dynamics can be attributed to its CDC system. The CDC system coordinates all of the vehicle’s available active systems (stability control, torque vectoring, Alfa Active suspension system and active aero front splitter), using predictive-type dynamic models.
Alfa Q4 all-wheel-drive (AWD) system is also available on Giulia and Giulia Ti models, while available Sport, Luxury and Performance packages will further add to this Alfa Romeo model’s performance and style.