Double Power

Alfa Romeo returns to its roots with three world-class sports sedans that are designed to excite. The Giulia and the Giulia Ti stand out with uncommon styling and handling that are worthy of the best sports cars. A 2.0 L four-cylinder engine, which delivers 280   horsepower and 306 lb-ft of torque, comes standard. Read ahead to find out more about the two cars…

Last year, Alfa Romeo had millions in awe when they launched the Giulia Quadrifoglio. The Italian company’s answer to an M3 has found a lot of fans. With the carbon-fibre driveshaft and an engine borrowed from Ferrari (minus two cylinders), it would be hard not to be a fan. Nonetheless, there is more to Giulia than the four-leaf clover.

We’re smitten by the Alfa’s gorgeous looks and impressive handling. With a dark Miron V Scudetto grille surround and 19-inch dark five-hole aluminium wheels, the Nero Edizione Black Package adds a mystique touch. With its premium lighting system featuring Bi-Xenon Headlamps, signature LED daytime running lamps and LED taillamps, the Giulia makes sure you can see anything that comes your way.

Giulia and Giulia Ti variants are both powered by a 2.0-litre turbo-4 rated at 280 hp and a robust 306 pound-feet of torque. It hustles to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds, with a top speed of 149 kmph. That’s well off the pace of the QV, of course. And some of that model’s exotica—carbon-ceramic brakes, Sparco sports seats, a torque-vectoring rear differential—aren’t available on the standard Giulia. At barely 3,600 pounds in rear drive trim (AWD is optional), it undercuts the Quad by about 200 pounds. The engine isn’t a particularly high revver, shifting well before its 6,200-rpm fuel cut off. But it emits a feisty rasp at all times, and there’s a fat dollop of torque between roughly 2,500 and 5,500 rpm. However, they differ largely in equipment, with the Ti adding a few niceties like wood trim, an uprated infotainment system, and heated seats.

Talking about the interiors, it immediately gives the impression of being a thoroughbred sports sedan, with its dashboard centre stack angled towards the driver for easy reach, and supportive bucket seats. And the Alfa’s insides feel more spacious and welcoming with a warmer ambience, thanks to the Giulia’s Lusso Light Wood inserts and Crema leather giving off a vibe designed by Armani.      

– Source: Alfa Romeo