Meet the Alfa Romeo Giulia Super
The affordable Alfa Romeo Giulia can be ordered from April 15th onwards. The one we see here is the Super, a guise that comes with several added goodies compared to the bare standard version. This very sporty sedan has a perfect weight distribution of 50:50 and is made out of high-quality materials such as aluminium for the engine and carbon fibre for the transmission. We already know the Quadrifoglio and its 2.9l V6 Biturbo producing a whopping 510hp. Much more important is the 2.2l diesel that comes with either 150hp and 380Nm of torque or 180hp and 450Nm of torque. Pay attention to that 450; that’s a huge number for a 4-cylinder. Another impressive number is the dry weight for the diesels; a mere 1.374kg (3.051 pounds). Both oil burners are made entirely out of aluminium; a first in Alfa Romeo’s history. Besides the diesel offerings, there’s also the 2.0l MultiAir putting out 200hp and 330Nm. No mention yet of performance figures and/or emissions for most engines, though it was announced that the 180hp diesel does the sprint in no more than 6,9 seconds and only emits 99grams of CO2/km. Staggering numbers these are. A 210hp-version of the diesel and and a 280hp-version of the petrol have also been announced by the end of the year.
The Giulia comes with Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Cruise Control with speed limiter, Integrated Brake System (IBS), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Autonomous Emergency Brake (AEB), pedestrian detection, bi-zone climate control, DNA-system, 16” wheels and Connect 6,5” infotainment system as standard no matter which version you choose. That’s quite the handful. The IBS helps stop the Giulia from 100-0 km/h in no more than 38,5m (32m for the Quadrifoglio with its upgraded brakes). Order the Super version and the following is added; leather and fabric upholstery in several available colours, special interior trim and 17” wheels.
Two packs can then be added to further personalize your Giulia; Luxury Pack or Sport Pack. The former means full-grain leather upholstery for the seats to which is added power adjustment and heating functions, real wood interior finish, chrome trim on the side windows and Xenon headlights with Adaptive Frontlight System. Sports Pack comes with a more sporty look; sports steering wheel, aluminium inserts on the dashboard, centre console and door panels and also Xenon headlights. Besides the standard 6,5” infotainment screen, there’s also an optional 8,8” Connect Nav 3D system available developed in collaboration with Magneti Marelli. The high-resolution display is controlled by means of the Rotary Pad and looks brilliant in these pictures. Another option is the Sound Theatre system by Harman Kardon; a blistering 900W audio system with at the heart a 900 W 12-channel class D amplifier. Sound is distributed through 14 speakers with a 5.1 surround effect.