Showing posts in the category of Alfa Romeo 159

Is This The Best Car Chase Scene Ever In A Bond Film?

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Ian Fleming had 007 driving a Bentley in his books, but the film producers preferred the Aston Martin DB5. Then again, Fleming’s Bond used a Beretta instead of a Walther PPK and no Omega ever graced his wrist, though that’s stuff for anoraks, right?

Does New Alfa Romeo Giulia Represent Design Progress Over The 159?

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So the new Giulia is out, filling a hole left in the Alfa Romeo range since the 159 was phased out. But does it look any better than its arguably very different predecessor, a car widely acknowledged to be quite handsome?

Alfa Romeo Teases New Giulia Sports Sedan!

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Here’s what appears to be the first ever actual teaser of Alfa Romeo's upcoming Giulia (name not officially confirmed yet) compact executive sedan, one of the most anticipated models of the year.

This Is Very Likely Alfa Romeo's New Giulia Sports Sedan

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We believe these are some of the first spy shots of Alfa Romeo's new BMW 3-Series rivaling Giulia wearing a production body. In the past, we've spied Alfa's upcoming compact executive sedan in test mule form dressed in modified bodywork from the Maserati Ghibli.
The images that have been circulating on Facebook, paint a promising picture for the long-delayed replacement to the Alfa Romeo 159, with super-short front overhangs and a dramatic / sporty profile.

The last time Alfa disappointed its fans in regards to design in this segment was with the Fiat-like 155, as the 156 and its successor, the 159, received critical acclaim for their styling, so we're not expecting anything less from the Giulia.

Their shortcomings were in other areas, which Alfa hopes to address with the new model starting from the engine bay, where it has already confirmed the availability of a new high output 4-cylinder turbocharged unit and a Ferrari-derived 6-cylinder engine, which sounds very tempting.

The new Alfa will be introduced in June (or so we hear) and go on sale in Europe later this year, before it purportedly (you can never be sure with Alfa Romeo) launches in North America next year.

Thanks to Autoitaliaevo and Alex for the tip!

*Note: the last image is a speculative rendering

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Alfa Romeo Wants to Compete With BMW, “Giulia” Sedan to Bow on June 24

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There was a time when Alfa Romeos were more than good enough to compete with BMWs. The trouble is that this was some decades ago. Still, the Italian automaker wants to return to past glories – soon.

Alfa Romeo Mid-Size Saloon Might Be Named Giulia in Europe, 6C in North America

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There’s been a lot of speculation about the long overdue Alfa Romeo mid-size saloon that will be launched next summer, one of which concerns its eventual name.

Fresh Details about Alfa Romeo’s New Engines, Twin-Turbo V6 With Up to 480HP

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We’ve been hearing of Alfa Romeo’s new models and engines for quite a while now, but the moment of truth is getting nearer. On June 24, 2015, the Italian brand will unveil the new rear-wheel drive midsize sedan that will kick-start its revamp process.

Alfa Romeo's Midsize Sedan Said to Launch Next June, May Not Be Called Giulia

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It was about time: Alfa Romeo will reportedly launch its much-awaited new rear-wheel drive midsize sedan in June 2015. Alfa Romeo brand chief Harald Wester said at the Los Angeles Auto Show that the company will launch a new model in June, but declined to comment on the type of vehicle.

2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia Study Takes on Classic Styling Cues

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If we take Sergio Marchionne's word for it, Alfa should have a new Giulia compact executive sedan in its ranks in the fourth quarter of 2015.

New Alfa Romeo Giulia Rumored to Offer 500HP GTA Version

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One of the most anticipated Alfa Romeos in years, the Giulia sedan, is said to offer a big surprise when it goes on sale in late 2015.

Alfa Styling Boss Says Giulia Is Fiat-Chrysler's Hardest Design Challenge

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The upcoming Alfa Romeo Giulia will probably be the company’s most important model in decades, as the brand’s revival depends heavily on the global midsize rear-wheel drive sedan.

This is How Alfa Romeo Plans to Triple its Sales in the Next Three Years

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If Alfa Romeo keeps procrastinating and delaying the launch of their revised range of cars, we will be forced to start writing jokes and make fun of them for not being able to start the "brand revival", until our pointy pleasantries get the job done and force them to launch the models, out of sheer shame.

So what is the latest piece of news from Alfa Romeo? Well, it’s what we've been getting for the last two years: more future plans, of the very detailed kind.

Spied: Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe Filmed in Michigan

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If there's one Alfa Romeo model that may come to the U.S. after all, it's the upcoming production version of the 4C mid-engine sports coupe concept that was first seen at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.

A reader from the online edition of Autoweek magazine captured a heavily camouflaged prototype of the 4C testing on a Michigan expressway last Friday, January 11.

eBay Find: Alfa Romeo 156 Sedan up for Sale in California

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As one of the most successful (and dare we say, most beautiful) Alfa Romeo sedans of modern times, the 156 is anything but rare – just as long as you live in Europe because in the States, you have more chances of seeing a Ferrari Enzo on the road than Alfa's compact executive model.

That said, we were surprised to find an Alfa Romeo 156 listed for sale on eBay in Sacramento, California.

Introduced at the 1997 Frankfurt Motor Show as a replacement for the ill-received 155, the 156 sported a distinctive styling with hidden rear door handles, a dramatic front grille and sweeping profile lines, courtesy of designer Walter de Silva and the Alfa Centro Stile.

Upcoming 2014 Alfa Romeo 159/Giulia Looking to Rival German Competition

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Given Alfa Romeo's prior history, you should always take whatever you hear about the Italian automaker's future plans with a grain of salt.

This time, its UK magazine Autocar that has come up with a mix of new information and previously known details about Alfa's 159 replacement, which is currently referred to with its internal but not final name, Giulia.

Auto Avio Costruzioni Tunes Second Alfa 159, Battle with Ferrari Continues

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If you are a frequent Carscoop reader, you may recall a story that we wrote in October about Laurent Muller, the man who bought the rights to the Auto Avio Costruzioni trademark in 2004.

Muller’s original goal was to build a supercar based on the Ferrari 430, but with a V12 engine instead of the production version’s eight-cylinder unit.

However, as soon as he announced his plans in 2008, Ferrari filed a lawsuit against him claiming that it still owned the rights to the Auto Avio Costruzioni name, as it was used by Enzo Ferrari for a short period after leaving Alfa Romeo and before founding the car company that carries his name.

Oops! They Did it Again: Alfa Romeo’s Return to the US Delayed Until 2013

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It’s 2003, 2004, 2006 – you get the idea- happening all over again; Alfa Romeo’s return to the US market has been delayed and will not happen in 2012 as was the most recent plan. Instead, Fiat Group and Chrysler LLC CEO, Sergio Marchionne, has pushed the Italian brand’s arrival back for another year, or so until he announces another delay.

Alfa Romeo UK Introduces 2011MY 159 with New 2.0 JTDM and Revised Features

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After its introduction at last year’s Paris Motor Show, Alfa Romeo is finally launching its 2011 model year 159 saloon and Sportwagon range onto the UK market. The updated 159 lineup is enhanced with a new 136 bhp 2.0 JTDM diesel engine, as well as with new interior trim and equipment.

The 2.0-liter JTDM is a Euro-5 diesel unit equipped with a variable geometry turbocharger delivering 136 bhp at 4,000 rpm and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of peak torque at 1,750 rpm. Linked to a 6-speed manual gearbox, it allows the sedan to complete the 0-62mph (100km/h) sprint in 9.9 seconds (SW: 10.1 sec) and to reach a top speed of 126 mph (202km/h).

Alfa Romeo Vittorio Jano Sport Wagon by Marco Procaccini

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A few months back we showed you Marco Procaccini's Vittorio Jano design study for an Alfa Romeo 159 replacement (see here). The slinky fastback notably featured an aggressive front end treatment and a C-Column / rear glasshouse design somewhat reminiscent of the Lotus Evora.

Now Marco is back with a more practical Sport Wagon variant of the Vittorio Jano which -in theory- is 50 mm longer and 10 mm taller than its saloon sibling.

Alfa Romeo at the Paris Show: New Engine Options for Giulietta and Pretty Much Nothing Else

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Unless Alfa Romeo has a very big surprise up its sleeves (which we certainly hope so given that the brand is celebrating its 100th birthday this year...), the only new models capable of capturing our attention at the Milanese firm's Paris Motor Show booth will be the usual 'female fatales' standing alongside their automobiles.

According to the company's press release, "the stars" of the Alfa Romeo stand will be the brand-new 140 HP 2.0 JTDM and the 170 HP 1.4 MultiAir turbo petrol with "Alfa TCT" automatic transmission versions of the Giulietta.