Now, according to enthusiast site Alfa Romeo Project 952, an allegedly official document may have revealed the wider spread of engine options that buyers of lower-spec Giulia models can expect in 2016.
The document details engine outputs (although not torque figures), along with transmission and drive layouts.
The list kicks off with an entry-level 110kW 2.2-litre JTDM diesel-engined model, matched to a choice of manual or automatic transmissions and a rear-wheel drive layout.
Further into the diesel range are a pair of 132kW and 154kW versions of the same engine, with the latter available in all-wheel drive.
On petrol side of the ledger is the 2.0-litre ‘GME’ (Global Medium Engine) T4, listing outputs of 147kW, 184kW and 206kW. Each will be offered in automatic form only, with all-wheel drive available as an option.
The hero Quadrifolio model has already been confirmed with a 370kW 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6, but this list also suggests that the automatic version of the hot Q car will be restricted to a slightly lower 360kW.
The Giulia is expected to make its market debut late next year, suggesting an Australian launch will not occur until sometime in 2017.