Alfa Romeo Giulia’s Diesel Range Analyzed, Order Books Open In Europe [44 Pics+Video]

Alfa Romeo released all the specs of the Giulia’s launch range, with the first batch of cars on offer to be diesel-only models.

Customers wishing to get the new Alfa Romeo Giulia first in line will have to settle between two diesel options powered by a 2.2-litre four cylinder unit.

This will be the brand’s first diesel engine to have been built entirely in aluminum, featuring the latest Multijet II injection system. The variable geometry turbocharger is now electrically operated to minimize the lag and further benefit fuel economy. Alfa Romeo has also uses a balancing countershaft for less vibrations, improving the comfort levels.

Entry-level models will offer 147hp at 4000rpm and 380Nm (280lb ft) of torque at 1500rpm, allowing the Giulia to accelerate from zero to 62mph (0-100km/h) in 8.4 seconds (eight-speed auto: 8.2 sec) and onto a top speed of 136mph (220km/h). Notice that versions equipped with the automatic gearbox offer more torque, with 450Nm (331lb ft) on tap.

A more powerful version of the same engine offers 177hp at 3750rpm and the same exact torque figures with the 147hp version. In this case the Giulia is capable of a 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in 7.2 seconds (auto: 7.1 sec) with the top speed rated at 143mph (230km/h).

Both versions offer identical fuel economy figures and CO2 emissions, with Alfa Romeo announcing a combined 4.2lt/100km (67.2 mpg UK) and 109g/km of CO2.

All versions of the new Alfa Romeo Giulia will feature the company’s innovative brake system which integrates the stability control with the traditional servo brake. The Integrated Brake System (IBS) offers according to Alfa ‘excellent feeling and total absence of pedal vibrations’ while allowing the Giulia to stop from 100km/h (62mph) to zero in a class-leading 38.5 meters.

The chassis benefits from an active suspension setup which the company calls Alfa Link. A new double track control arm suspension with semi-virtual steering axis was developed to guarantee the accuracy of the front end, with Alfa Romeo claiming a constant tire footprint during cornering. The rear axle uses a multilink, 4 and a half track solution patented by the company.

Another standard feature across the range will be the Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Brake systems, with the latter capable of stopping the car on its own at speed up to 65km/h (40mph).

The cabin hosts the optional 8.8-inch Connect 3D Nav infotainment system, controlled by a rotary dial on the center console. The system is also operated via an advanced voice recognition system and offers complete connectivity with all mobile devices. The navigation system features high resolution 3D maps while certain driver information is displayed on the screen, depending on the driving mode selected via the DNA switch. Standard versions will come equipped with a 6.5-inch screen.

Three trim levels will be available: Giulia, Super and Quadrifoglio which is reserved for the 503hp version. Alfa Romeo will offer additional equipment with the Sport Pack, the Driver Assistance Pack and the Business Pack. Mopar will also launch a full range of accessories for the new Giulia, aiming to cover all tastes.

Customers in Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland and Netherlands can already place their orders for the new Alfa Romeo Giulia. The full details about the 200hp and 280hp petrol versions powered by the new turbocharged 2.0-litre engine will be announced on a later date.

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  • Christian

    I would imagine a 1,8 TBI version with around 240 HP would join later on.

  • TheHake

    8.5l/100 km from a twin turbo V6… Riiiiight.

  • DMJ

    Those acceleration numbers from the diesel engines are best in class, I think! Good news for european costumers!

  • Bo Hanan

    Such a big jump from 180HP to 510HP. Where’s the normally aspirated (300HP) 3.0 V6?

    • Matt

      Laid to rest in 2005.

    • Deckard_Cain

      There is a 2.0 turbo petrol engine with 280 hp. And you’ll have other engine options being added in 2016 and 2017.

  • Jon

    You might want to research the press release – not sure when 38.5m was a class leading stopping distance from 100kph, certainly not in this decade! Check out Auto Motor und Sports etc. tests of BMW 3er, Jag XE – they all get sub 35m!

  • Matthijs

    I can’t get used to the car.. the front is way too lumpy, the profile screams 3 Series and the rear looks nice but could be any brand. Maybe some people will buy it the first year and then people don’t care about it anymore

    • Bo Hanan

      Not sure why- but Alfa’s always look better in person. All those lumps iron out when you see the car in the flesh.

    • Able

      Couldn’t agree more. Alfa is definitely now a partly American company, and the biggest evidence is the way this looks. As you said, the 3-Series profile, touches of Infiniti in the rear and that big gopping face. Looks like an owl to me at the front. I love the interior, the engine lineup looks pretty good and from what I’ve read so far, it drives well, but it just doesn’t look good to me. Yes it’s hard when the car’s predessor is the stunning 159, but Alfa have a history of beautiful cars, another one shouldn’t be difficult, especially a car as important as this…

  • ME

    Saw this car in person, truly love it’s sleekness. This is the last car I would buy before going green and getting a Tesla III.

  • Kash

    I’ll wait for it to hit showrooms tbh, whenever that may be…

  • Craig

    Change the front and make THIS the Chrysler 200.

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