The all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia has been unveiled, at the Alfa museum, on the company's 105th anniversary in range-topping Quadrifoglio trim.
Under the long bonnet, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio has an aluminium, turbocharged V6 engine designed by Ferrari. With 380kW — possibly 375kW if Alfa is quoting metric horsepower, as it is usually wont to do — of power on hand, the new sports sedan has a claimed 0-100km/h time of just 3.9 seconds.
This makes it more powerful and quicker than the BMW M3, which can do the 0-100km/h run in 4.1 seconds thanks to its 317kW/550Nm twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre straight six. It even bests or equals, on the paper at least, the Mercedes-AMG C63 S Edition, which has a 375kW/700Nm twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 and a 0-100km/h time of 4.0 seconds flat.
Alfa Romeo says that the new Giulia will be available in both rear- and all-wheel drive.
In addition, the Giulia is also said to have the longest wheelbase, but one of the shortest bodies, and best torsional rigidity in its class, although the company has yet to supply any figures.
We believe that right-hand drive models will start coming on stream from the middle of 2016, with Australian sales slated for either the end of 2016 or the beginning of 2017.