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There were definitely plenty of delays, but the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia has finally arrived and it’s ready to be delivered to your doorsteps. But before you let go of that hard-earned cash, take a look at how this luxury vehicle fares when pitted against its direct competitors—the BMW 3-Series, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and the Jaguar XE.
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1. Dramatic Lines
The 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia has the “most pleasing lines” out of the lineup. It has dynamic creases on the hood that wraps around the frames to the front grille, whose three-vent design certainly became a standout. Why is that? The grilles on the Merc, BMW, and Jaguar have very definite separation between the upper and the lower grille.
In the rear, the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia is subtle with its changes, though the C-shaped taillights and the large tailpipe units certainly added some visual stylistics.
2. Round And Compact
Round and compact, that’s how one will describe the overall look of the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia. It is almost the same length as the 3-Series and slightly shorter than the C-Class and XE. You’ll notice that compared to the other three luxury sedans, the Giulia has a short overhang. If you opted for it, the Giulia can be had with five-hole wheels and hood vents.
3. Simple Cabin With Extra Features
Inside, there’s nothing much going on with the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia, except that it sports a few more buttons and knobs than the BMW and the Jaguar. What’s good about the cabin is that it was kept clean and simple, and there was nothing over-the-top about it. That draws attention to the sculpted lines of the dashboard that is home to the infotainment system and various other knobs and what-not.
There’s a frameless infotainment screen that allows you to navigate fashionably, we might say. The seats are all wrapped in leather, which is a standard on all Giulia models.
Pricing details about the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia have been released, and the base model will start at $38,990, including destination in the US. They have four total trims available: the base model, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti, the Ala Romeo Giulia Ti Sport, and the Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti Lusso.
The Base-Model Alfa Romeo Giulia
Powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 280 horsepower and 306 pound-feet of torque. This will be paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. On the exterior, you’ll find a four-way lumbar, bi-xenon headlights with signature LED daytime running lights and LED tail lights.
Once inside, there’s a 10-way power front seats, backup camera with gridlines and rear park sensors, remote start, bright chrome window trim surround, seven-inch full-color TFT display, and remote proximity sensor.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti
For an additional $2,000, there are more luxurious features like the genuine wood interior accents, heated front seats and steering wheel, standard 18-inch wheels, and 8.8-inch widescreen infotainment display, SiriusXM, and more.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti Sport
The package is priced with an additional of $2,250. It brings to the luxurious sedan the following features: unique front and rear sport fascias, gloss black window trim surround, 19-inch wheels, colored brake calipers, sport leather steering wheel, 14-way front power sport leather seats with lumbar and power side bolsters, and aluminum column-mounted paddle shifters.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti Lusso
Aside from the abovementioned features, the Ti Lusso will add the Luxury Pieno Italian leather seats with cannelloni inserts, as well as a luxurious steering wheel, 12-way power front seats, genuine wood trim in dark gray oak or light walnut, and leather-wrapped dash and upper door trim with accent stitching. You can get all of these for $2,250.
If you want more performance, you can get the Performance package. With this, you’ll enjoy adaptive performance suspension, aluminum column-mounted paddle shifters, and mechanical limited slip differential.
Then, there is also the Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio, which packs a 2.9-liter bi-turbo V-6 engine that produces 505 horsepower and 443 lb. ft. of torque. It can be purchased for $73,595.
Alfa Romeo will be coming up with some new models for the year 2020, and they will all be based on the “Giorgio” platform that the Italian brand has spent 5 billion Euros developing. So far, we have only seen one model—the recently introduced Giulia—out of those being planned. There’s certainly plenty of room for some imagination.
According to Alfa officials, a compact SUV—called the Stelvio—will be next in line. The car will share its mechanical features with the Giulia, and will boost Alfa’s presence in both sides of the Atlantic. To follow this is a larger sedan aimed at challenging the BMW 5-Series, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the Audi A6.
Experts predict that the 5-Series challenger is similar to the Giulia, and will be offered either in rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The lower models in the range will most likely have the same turbocharged 4-cylinder engines.
Those who want more power need not worry. This sedan is bound to have a high-powered variant through a 505-horsepower, 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 the Giulia Quadrifoglio is known for. In fact, the new sedan can even produce more power from the same engine than the Quadrifoglio, Alfa’s head of product development Philippe Krief said.
It can even rival the bigger M-5, so power should not be a problem. But in an aim to fill the gap between the twin-turbo and the 276-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo four, Alfa engineers are more likely to come up with a variant that is less powerful than the V6.
At the very least, the use of the new 2.2-liter Alfa turbo-diesel will be highly welcomed in Europe, where 80 percent of the segment is powered by four-cylinder diesels. A six-cylinder diesel can also be expected.
What we’re hearing from Alfa is that it plans to produce 400,000 units of this said larger sedan.