With plenty of already-established competitors waiting for their shot at the 2017 Giulia, Alfa Romeo’s new sports sedan has its work cut out.
In 180 PS 2.2 MultiJet (diesel) Super spec, the Giulia looks really good on paper, even against something like the BMW 320d. It doesn’t have the most torque or the highest power output among its rivals, but it’s the lightest and therefore the quickest to 100 km/h (62 mph).
For whatever reasons – and there may be plenty here – the acceleration test didn’t exactly reflect the Giulia’s official figures, as according to the YouTuber, the car hit 100 km/h in 8.4 seconds, which is a 1.2 seconds slower than what Alfa Romeo claims it can do.
In the description, the reviewer briefly mentions that the car performs somewhere between what you’d expect from a 150 PS and a 190 PS diesel sports sedan – but again, it was supposed to be quicker than the 320d by 0.1 seconds. Also, in comparison, the A4 2.0 TDI 190 PS and the 170 PS Mercedes-Benz C 220d should be 0.5 seconds slower to 100 km/h, as should the equally-powerful Jaguar XE 2.0d.
Still, we’d take the results with a grain of salt and avoid drawing any final conclusions, as aside from the environment and driver factors, it doesn’t look like any professional equipment was used (i.e. V BOX) to accurately time the sprint.