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