Introducing the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
November 19, 2015
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
The 2017 Afla Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio sedan was introduced at the 2015 Los Angeles auto show.
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
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio rims.
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
The new Alfa Romeo Giulia is the first vehicle to display the new Alfa Romeo badge – designed by Robilant Associati.
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.
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.
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.