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Revealed: 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia :Comments

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After some leaked photos made their way on the internet yesterday, Alfa Romeo introduced the Giulia at the company's museum today.

 

The design looks to be a fusing of the 8C supercar and the 159 sedan. Alfa says the Giulia is around the “technical architecture” of the car. An example of this is the short overhangs as the engine and other parts being mounted between the front and rear axles.

 

Now this particular Giulia is top of the line Quadrifoglio Verde (QV for short) which will take on the likes of the BMW M3 and Cadillac ATS-V. A turbocharged 3.0L V6 boasts 503 horsepower and features a cylinder-deactivation system to improve fuel economy. 0-60 takes about 3.9 seconds. Power will be heading to the rear wheels.

 

Alfa says the Giulia boasts 50/50 weight distribution. Although no weight is mentioned, the Giulia is built with lightweight materials such as aluminum and carbon fiber. The suspension is comprised of double wishbones up front and multilink setup in the rear.

 

There will be other engines available - a new range of turbocharged four-cylinders - and all-wheel drive.

 

We'll likely learn more details about the Giulia in the coming months. As for when we'll be seeing the Giulia, sometime next year is what many are reporting at this time.

 

Source: Alfa Romeo

 

Alfa Romeo Giulia QV 1
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Ugly Grimace car, waste of money that should have been spent on current products fixing their problems. AKA Transmission, etc.

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Wow. 

 

This will be everyone at the Alfa display at every autoshow and dealership in 2016:

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The new 3 series looks nice...

 

Come on, it's a dead-ringer for one. The only thing I like about this is the colour.

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http://allparnews.com/index.php/2015/06/alfa-romeo-launch-in-progress-29035

 

from the link above to possibly explain Chrysler's possible usage of platform:

 

" An electromechanical brake system (possibly to arrive at Chrysler under the trademark “gravity control”) combines stability control with the brake booster for faster response."

 

"Alfa Romeo is launching the new Giulia in Milan, Italy, at this time. The midsized rear wheel drive car has conventional/modern styling in rear and side views, and the grille conforms to traditional Alfa Romeo shapes"

 

"There have been conflicting reports as to how much Chrysler engineering is involved, but it is extremely likely that the underpinnings and dimensions will be modified and used by Dodge and possibly other Chrysler brands."

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So...do I like this Red Headed Hottie? Testarossa in Italian...

Well, it has some nice Italian/Alpha Romeo curves in the design. It is pretty.
However, just like with Jaguars with me as of late...both this Giulia and Jaguars, they look good, they look nice...actually, they look more than good and nice...one could say sexy...I guess...but I cant bring myself to lust over them...
Elizabeth Hurley is Jaguars...(you know...British)
Jennifer Aniston is Alpha Romeo Giulia...(OK...she is half Greek and not Italian...the Greeks and Italians say...una faccia una razza...so...)
I dont lust over these chicks...I find them mildly attractive...would I sleep with them? If you twist my arm like REALLY hard I will...point is...they are beautiful...but they are not my style of hotness is what Im saying...  


 

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Awesome front, awesome back, so-so middle, stupendous engine. If properly executed this could cause headaches for the competition in the segment. If they spread out the platform it will be a huge boost to Mopar's performance cred going forward.

But I dunno if it'll hit Sergio's sales targets all by itself.

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510 horsepower via a twin-turbo, V6 credited to Ferrari and Maserati.

RWD @ 510 HP.

AWD optional.

Diesel option....for Europe only via Maserati.

 

On paper...with its looks and the hardware...it looks like it will be a fine competitor to the Germans...but will people actually buy into this Italian dream? Both here and in Europe???!!!

 

Mopar, if allowed to use this platform...will benefit greatly...as will FCA in general...because our continent is patiently awaiting for the next generation LX cars.

And we all know that Chryco engineers do awesome things as of late when they tweak platforms for their usage. And this platform seems to be a great start for some great next generation LX cars...

I say this as Mopar people really really excelled with the old  M-B W211 platform.

Mind you...we dont really know what is underneath this Giulia platform. But that TTV6 Quadrofoglio looks like it means business. I betcha so do the underpinnings...

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Awesome front, awesome back, so-so middle, stupendous engine. If properly executed this could cause headaches for the competition in the segment. If they spread out the platform it will be a huge boost to Mopar's performance cred going forward.

But I dunno if it'll hit Sergio's sales targets all by itself.

 

There are more Alfa Romeo models on the docket such as a flagship sedan, and a couple SUVs that are coming in the next couple of years.

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Ugly Grimace car, waste of money that should have been spent on current products fixing their problems. AKA Transmission, etc.

 

Umm dfelt, That's what Alfa Romeo is trying to do. The company hasn't had a sedan since 159 ended production a few years ago.

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I think it looks ugly, but I have never been a fan of Alfa styling.  What I don't get though is they put the very distinctive Alfa Romeo front end on it, then the doors look like they came off the 3-series and the tail lights oculd have come from an Audi, Jag XE, Kia/Hyundai, they just look boring.

 

The V6 will make 503 hp only some of the time, part of the time it will be broken and in the shop.

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That is not an attractive car. It looks like a cross between an Infiniti M and a Kia Optima. I'm sure it'll go like stink, but hard pass. I'll take any of the other players in the segment.

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If it tips the scales around 3300 LBS with a turbo four that can push around 300 HP this will shoot near top of the list pretty quick. 

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I don't find the nose to be particularly attractive. Many folks claim to have issues when the emblem floats to the top of the grille; I don't, except that here it's really 'hanging'.
The lower grilles shape & integration are stylistically crude IMO, as is the texture. And I foresee AR locking themselves into a very dated grille 'trademark' which may well put them in the same 'grounded on the rocks' boat that BMW has been in for a few decades now.

The rest is generic / nothing new.

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Ugly. Almost reminds me of a 3 series, slightly larger, with an Alfa grille on the front. The engine power etc is impressive tho, but so are all Ferrari/Maserati engines IMO. The only thing I would question is whether that is a good idea taking the engine from those two.. being that typically they are some of the most maintenance needy engines on the market. 

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Ugly. Almost reminds me of a 3 series, slightly larger, with an Alfa grille on the front. The engine power etc is impressive tho, but so are all Ferrari/Maserati engines IMO. The only thing I would question is whether that is a good idea taking the engine from those two.. being that typically they are some of the most maintenance needy engines on the market. 

 

One really wonders how "Ferrari" it really is though.  I have similar suspicions about the V6 in the Ghibli.  I suspect it is a Pentastar with the cylinder bore reduced, slightly different heads, and turbo charging.... and then Ferrari did the calibration tuning.

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