Alfa Romeo’s New 276HP Giulia Veloce Looks Like The Pick Of The Range [w/Video]

Alfa Romeo introduced us to the new Giulia Veloce version at the Paris Motor Show, set to be positioned between the range-topping Quadrifoglio and the more modest Giulia models.

The new Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce will be available with two engines, a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol with 280 PS (276 HP) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque and a 2.2-litre diesel with 210 PS (207 HP) and 470 Nm (347 lb-ft) of torque.

Both of them are channeling their power via an eight-speed automatic gearbox to all four wheels. Alfa Romeo takes great pride in the Q4 AWD system, saying that it only adds around 60kg (132 lbs) and unlike other systems of its direct competition, it remains 100% rear-driven under normal driving conditions. If needed, the system will shift up to 60% of the torque to the front axle.

Alfa Romeo claims a 0-62mph (100km/h) time for the petrol Giulia Veloce in 5.2 seconds, which sounds fast enough for most customers that can’t necessarily stretch for the big Quadrifoglio model.

The company will gradually start to offer the new Giulia Veloce across all markets in Europe, Middle East and Africa regions with the pricing to be announced in the coming days. You can find also Evo’s video tour of the new performance four-door sedan linked below.

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  • Grumpy

    These will make great Leases

    • jh

      See, you don’t even want to own one anymore…

  • fabri99

    What a fantastic car.

  • Dennis James

    276 is not a lot of power. There should also be a 320-350hp model (Super Veloce ? 🙂 ) in order to compete with BMW M340i, Audi S4 and Mercedes C400. There is plenty of room to the QV’s 500hp.

    • Joseph Gautot

      ‘276 not a lot of power’ . Sure. The world is full of fantastic drivers who can drive a 300+ or 400+ HP car. Provided they stay on a straight line where all they have to do is accelerate and brake. Don’t ask them to drive those cars in curves and on a wet road. An Alfa 4C with 240 HP can be faster on the track than a BMW M2 with 370 HP. Power is just one of the many factors which make that a car is fast.

      • europeon

        Those who are in the market for anything else than the entry level diesel versions (or AE petrol), buy the cars for the numbers – that’s where Alfa loses in front of the Germans.

        • Deckard_Cain

          Yes, because the Quadrifoglio loses in the numbers to all the germans. /s

          • europeon

            We were talking about the Veloce/TI now, not about the halo model.

          • europeon

            We were talking about the Veloce/TI now, not about the halo model.

      • Dennis James

        Really, please drive a factory 300hp sedan. You will immediately notice that it really is not that fast, because there is quite a bit of weight to be handled. I own a BMW 335i, and it really wasn’t fast from the factory, actually I was quite disappointed (the problem was fixed via tuning). If you drive a 300hp American sedan, you will be even more disappointed, it will feel like a 150hp diesel in Europe.

        A sedan begins to feel “fast” at around 350hp. At 276hp, you will merely have enough power to overtake comfortably and to have some very limited fun. That’s why the BMW 330i, Audi A4 3.0 TFSI and the equivalent Mercedes do not brag about being “veloce”, they have other options if you really want a fast sedan.

        Of course, there is an audience for each engine, I was just saying that the Giulia needs an intermediary version between this and the QV, just like the other premium automakers realized.

        • jh

          A modern day 1,5+ ton turbo sedan is. Btw. Bernie is absolutly ride about the sensation of high rev, naturally aspirated engines. Compared the Seat Leon Cupra 290 and my dad’s 916 spider v6. In every regard the seat is the better car, except for the sensation through its engine. The v6 delivers a symohony and loads of emotions, while the gti turbobanger just farts boringly around its way (even worst with dsg) and doesn’t even feel fast, because nothing rattles or shakes or even give you a descent steering feedback. It’s all so damped…

        • Vassilis

          We need to distinguish between objectivity and subjectivity here. Objectively, a car that does 0-62 in around 5 secs is not just fast, it’s very fast. In public roads you don’t need something quicker. You may want something quicker and that’s why for you, that kind of performance may not be enough. I drive a 280hp hot hatch which is slower than your 335i and I’ve never felt I needed more power. Within a few seconds you’re above legal speed.

      • Wandering_Spirit

        Approaching the issue from the point of view of “The world is full of fantastic drivers..” is not right. Don’t take me me wrong. You may have a point. But there is a lot of empty space between the lowest models this and the 500 hp. Second, the First series 147 in its top model made 250hp. A Subaru WRX (Much lighter) stays around 240. Consider the cost of this thing (My last alfa GT costed 33k euros and it was a diesel) may range in the 50k euros in italy, more abroad…and somebody may thnk as Dennis thought. Why would i buy something that’s subpar compared to BMW? Why do i have to spend money and still own something that on paper doesn’t kill all the rest or has the potential for it? It’s an issue that has plagued Alfa Romeo for decades now. The Brera failed exactly for that reason. A lack of proper engines and a huge weight to carry. It was no slouch to drive but it lacked the verve one expects to find when he pays so much.

      • jh

        True. Take away the electronic helpers and let’s see how many people handle that power. Of course, those cars carry waaaay too much weight around an incapsulate the driver in a way that 200kph doesn’t seem fast. Well, go drive that speed in a Citroen Saxo (on a b-road) and you start to think about it. People just get used to speed like they get used to everything. And they get used to that playstation feel and false security. So 300bhp is still a lot, but doesn’t feel like it anymore. Cars just became too ‘good’ and the experience gets lost. That’s why race or older cars are so much more exciting to drive or especially motorcycles where you are part of the experience, not just a spectator (soon enough..soon enough).
        I absolutly hear what you are saying. I also didn’t find the 290bhp seat leon cupra particulary quick. Sure, it was, but it lacks the sensation, it doesn’t give you the feeling of interacting with anything special – because it isn’t and you are not. You just sit there, let the auto-trans and turbo do the drivetrain management, all the helpers warn you and make sure you don’t pay attention yourself and when you finally fock up, more electronic helpers jump in to rescue you and safety structures will prevent the worst. The adventure is gone. ‘Where?’ i hear you say? Into autonomous-mode…

    • Deckard_Cain

      Considering that Maserati has V6 engines with power slotting in-between this Veloce and the Quadrifoglio I can see Alfa introducing an intermediate option next year. They don’t have to bring everything out at the same time and that may not even be possible from an engineering and production stand point.

      These are not smartphones.

      • europeon

        The Maserati V6 is different from the Giulia QV one, and it’s a massive one. I doubt it would fit.

      • europeon

        The Maserati V6 is different from the Giulia QV one, and it’s a massive one. I doubt it would fit.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    Nice car. It would make for a lot of fun in the right roads. Still not sold on some design elements but it looks ok.

  • jh

    What a joke… 20yrs to late, Mr. ‘Ikillofallgreatitaliancarbrands’ decides to finally bring back a rwd alfa. Only for it to be either boring (standard versions with always-engaged tc and esp, which takes the fun out of rwd, doesn’t it?!) or out of reach and doesn’t make much sense in the real world (qv). And of course, the alfa design language has been butchered and turned into a mix of copied lines from outgoing competition-models, such as the last-gen a4 rear end. Also turbo’d versions only and except for the top model 4cyl only…. and then they decide to bring the real-world drivers version… with automatic, 4cyl turbo and 4wd ONLY (yeah i know it only kicks in when the fun part is about to begin). Wtf Sergio… WTF??????!!!!!!!!!

    • Hristovski

      Shut the absolute fuck up

  • jh

    How about taking the turbos off of the v6, giving it somewhere around 350bhp, stick-shift only, tc on or off (2 choices is enough), make it as lightweight and mechanical as possible, call it the gta and sell it for around 60k?! I will shut up, immediatly… well, if yoz redesign front and rear and throw out that chepeast-of-all interior plastic. Just throw it out, yoz don t even need to replace it – save the energy, costs and the weight.

  • Vassilis

    Stunning colour and wheel combination!

    • jh

      Sadly, that’s about it…

      • Vassilis

        Not true. It’s a great car.

    • jh

      Sadly, that’s about it…

  • Kash

    I thought FCA sold the Q2/Q4 name rights to Audi?

    • europeon

      Nah, it was a “swap” of somekind. VAG gave usage rights for some trademarks in return – my guess Bora.

  • Mike Gonzalez

    love it, all we need now is a new gen Volvo S60 Polestar to give the german trio some stiff competition

  • KidRed

    3 series clone…

  • Bimmer XXX

    How come they can ask for a premium over German competitors while this is in no way better mechanically? Besides you can notice low quality interior plastics even in the pictures. Should be priced around %10 lower than the Germans (3s, Cs, A4s) to make it a considerable selling proposition. Otherwise, most people won’t bother to risk it. At the end of the day, alfa s have quite a reputation of reliability 🙂

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