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Introducing the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

Italian style meets benchmark performance

November 19, 2015

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Introducing the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

In a combination of Italian style meeting benchmark performance, Alfa Romeo recently introduced the first of a new generation of vehicles built on an all-new platform—the 2017 Giulia Quadrifoglio.

The Quadrifoglio embodies Alfa Romeo’s “La meccanica delle emozioni” (the mechanics of emotion), delivering race-inspired performance, advanced technologies, seductive Italian style and an exhilarating driving experience to the premium mid-size sedan segment.

“The all-new Giulia is not just a new car, but an entirely new benchmark that represents the next chapter in Alfa Romeo’s rich 105-year heritage,” Reid Bigland, Head of Alfa Romeo Brand, FCA-North America, said. “With an all-new lightweight platform and class-leading power and handling, the all-new Giulia delivers on the pedigree of incredible technology, race-inspired performance and Italian design and style.”

  • Alfa Romeo Giulia Unveiling - 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show

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    The 2017 Afla Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio sedan was introduced at the 2015 Los Angeles auto show.

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    A large signature “shield” grille is elegantly sculpted within the front fascia to form the signature “Trilobo,” a signature of Alfa Romeo design.

  • Alfa Romeo Giulia

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    2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio rims.

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    2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

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    The new Alfa Romeo Giulia is the first vehicle to display the new Alfa Romeo badge – designed by Robilant Associati.

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    Incorporating next-level technologies, the Giulia Quadrifoglio features a Ferrari-derived 505-horsepower bi-turbo V-6 engine.

Incorporating next-level technologies, the Giulia Quadrifoglio features a Ferrari-derived 505-horsepower bi-turbo V-6 engine, Alfa Romeo’s most powerful production car engine ever, cylinder deactivation and carbon fiber active-aero front splitter for improved handling at high speeds.

Race-inspired performance is achieved by Giulia’s use of ultralight, high-strength materials, including a carbon fiber driveshaft, hood, roof and more—all contributing to a best-in-class power-to-weight ratio and near perfectly balanced 50/50 weight distribution. This results in a class-leading 0-60 miles per hour (mph) time of 3.8 seconds and a record-setting Nürburgring time. And similar to all Alfa Romeo vehicles, the Giulia features attention to detail that enables a timeless Alfa Romeo style with world-class craftsmanship.

“The all-new Giulia is not just a new car, but an entirely new benchmark that represents the next chapter in Alfa Romeo’s rich 105-year heritage,” Reid Bigland, Head of Alfa Romeo Brand, FCA-North America, said.

Styled with passion
Alfa Romeo designers styled the proportions of the all-new Giulia to have commanding presence and a menacing face determined to take on the world’s best roadways and road courses. A large signature “shield” grille is elegantly sculpted within the front fascia to form the signature “Trilobo,” a signature of Alfa Romeo design.

Flanking the signature grille with the all-new Alfa Romeo logo are bi-xenon projector headlamps, which include an adaptive front-lighting system (AFS) to better adjust to the curvature of the road, while LED daytime running lights (DRL) provide a signature appearance. Below, a segment-exclusive active aero front splitter helps the Giulia Quadrifoglio achieve best-in-class aerodynamics (0.32 Cd) and actively manages downforce via a front carbon fiber splitter for optimal stability at any speed.

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Inside, Giulia’s high level of craftsmanship starts with an asymmetric-styled instrument panel, featuring a driver-focused cockpit.

Crafted around the driver
Inside, Giulia’s high level of craftsmanship starts with an asymmetric-styled instrument panel, featuring a driver-focused cockpit.

Wrapped in ultra-premium leather and Alcantara, and highlighted by authentic carbon fiber, aluminum and accent stitching, the Alfa Romeo Giulia features a bespoke look that could only be crafted in Italy. A Formula-1 inspired steering wheel features a thick-rim profile that transmits the chassis’ direct-steering feel and neatly groups the vehicle controls and the red engine start button. Behind the steering wheel, the Giulia features a full-color 7-inch driver information display (DID) cluster straddled by two large white-on-black face analog gauges.

At the center of the interior, Alfa Romeo Giulia’s all-new 3-D Navigation offers an intuitive, yet sophisticated series of features, including a high-resolution 8.8-inch widescreen display with real-time vehicle performance pages and telemetry, plus 3-D graphic navigation. A short-shift six-speed manual shifter elevates proudly in the center console, while the all-new and ergonomically located Alfa Rotary Pad offers a gesture recognition system, allowing the driver to interact with the 3-D Navigation system simply by moving fingers on the pad.

State-of-the-art engines

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A Ferrari-derived bi-turbo engine delivers best-in-class 505 horsepower, making it the most powerful Alfa Romeo production car engine ever and the quickest with 0-60 mph acceleration in 3.8 seconds.

A Ferrari-derived bi-turbo engine delivers best-in-class 505 horsepower, making it the most powerful Alfa Romeo production car engine ever and the quickest with 0-60 mph acceleration in 3.8 seconds.

With Enzo Ferrari’s racing history that dates back with Alfa Romeo to the 1920s, it’s no surprise that the all-new Giulia Quadrifoglio harks back to its pedigree of Ferrari engineering excellence, with a Ferrari-derived bi-turbo V-6 as the “beating heart” bringing this artisan-designed vehicle to life and further represents a return to the “Great Alfa Romeos.”

The Giulia Quadrifoglio uses an all-aluminum 2.9-liter six-cylinder engine with 90-degree layout that is lightweight and compact, all for a lower position in the chassis and low center of gravity.

Turbocharged four-cylinder engine, all-wheel drive
Also arriving next summer, an all-new 2.0-liter direct-injection all-aluminum turbo engine, designed specifically for Alfa Romeo, will deliver a class-leading 276 horsepower and world-class levels of performance, efficiency and refinement on other Giulia models. This innovative engine will also feature a MultiAir2 system that simultaneously controls both intake valve opening and closing events to more effectively manage combustion quality. This electro-hydraulic fully variable-valve lift technology ensures the appropriate and effective compression ratio, plus efficient internal exhaust-gas recirculation (EGR) for improved fuel economy.

All-wheel drive will also join the four-cylinder turbocharged Giulia lineup in 2016, providing maximum traction on any road surface.