Alfa Giulia Quadrifoglio Faces Off Against Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe

Having watched a seemingly endless array of Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio reviews, it’s safe to say that Alfa’s return to the sports sedan market has been a success, at least from a driving standpoint.

A question mark still lingers over reliability, but the Italian can give its German sedan rivals a run for their money on a racetrack. However, is the Giulia just as impressive as the prized Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe Edition 1?

Evo Magazine’s Steve Sutcliffe hit a circuit to find out and off the bat, it is pretty obvious that Alfa Romeo has done a fabulous job creating the Quadrifoglio.

Sutcliffe mentions that its traction is far superior to the AMG’s and that the Alfa’s eight-speed ZF automatic transmission is more predictable than the dual-clutch of the Merc. Like the Ferrari’s it shares some DNA with, the Alfa also features an ultra-fast steering rack.

To our eyes, both cars look stunning but thanks to the C63’s two-door design, we think it just edges out the Alfa in the looks department. Fingers crossed a Giulia Coupe becomes a reality in the not too distant future.


  • Six_Tymes

    dont they make a 4DR C63 S ?

    • Mike Sinyaboot

      Yes they do and the 4 door C63 S has a lower curb weight (3,856 lbs.) than the coupe (4,096 lbs.).

  • alexxx

    Alfa Romeo faster then amg Mercedes?!?! That is pretty awesome…bravo Alfa… BRAVO!

  • Dennis James

    I really like the Alfa, but the problem that I see is that they don’t even use the same category of tires when testing the cars. Pirelli P Zero Corsa is a semi-racing compound, it is not a purely stree tire. Alfa Romeo is cheating somehow by using these as factory tires, they will wear really fast and the performance in the rain is subpar. A fair test would use if not the same type of tires, at least the same category of tires.

    • Six_Tymes

      And have both be 4DR’s. 2DR’s have stiffer bodies which is a huge advantage over 4DR’s

      • Dennis James

        4-door vs 2-door stiffness is actually a myth that I haven’t seen brought up by anyone in the last 5 years, to be honest. We are in 2017, not in the 90’s…

    • Mike Sinyaboot

      Or to use the 4 door Mercedes C63 S. As Six_Tymes said below, the Merc coupe will be stiffer than its 4 door sibling. While the actual difference in rigidity is most likely extremely minor, they should have used the 4 door C63 S.

    • Kagan

      I totally agree with you. It is very easy to cheat in this kind of tests. We have seen it before how they cheat with tyres using ultra slicks on them with just some cut so they should look like non slicks. They could cheat on many other stuff too.

      • Matt

        It’s not cheating if you can buy the car with the same tires as tested.

        It’s kind of like saying that Alfa cheated because they made their car so powerful, it’s not really a legitimite argument.

        It might make the test unfair, but it’s not cheating on Alfa’s part.

    • flynn

      HAHAHA, now they are complaining about the tires, saying that Alfa Romeo
      are cheating by fitting Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires… these german fan
      boys just cant accept it that Alfa Romeo is back… next you’ll probably say the interior is cheap and the infotainment system sucks… guess what! that sh*t doesn’t matter when the car is faster than your C63 and M3.

  • Gregory Cassanova

    Is there no other version of this Alfa reviewers can test?! Maybe this model is most relevant but there is a 280bhp petrol in the line up and would be nice to know how that goes……..

    • Michelin

      Yes, you can read a lot of rewiew of Giulia Veloce on English and American Car Magazines.

  • Kenneth

    It has to be a bewildering time for mercedes and bmw lovers to have to accept they have been knocked off the pedestal by a first timer that last built a rear wheel drive in over 30 years. That being the Alfa 75 /Milano
    About tyre choice.
    Mercedes would not fit tyres which would not suite the c63 performance, right, right… or is it that they acknowledge that the c63 is a slow, heavyweight 4.0l V8 biturbo.
    Whereas the Alfa Giulia is a fast, light weight 2.9L V6 biturbo.

    Go figure

    Awesome work Alfa Romeo.

    • Ed Ward

      Dodge and Ferrari did a great job engineering this car.

  • Michelin

    Normally 2 doors chassis are much rigid and sporty handling compared to 4 doors chassis.
    Not in this comparison!!! Alfa 4 doors chassis is lighter and better handling that this Mercedes chassis.
    Good work Alfa Romeo !!!


    Alfa Giulia Quadrifoglio the best !!!

  • SteersUright

    See them both regularly in Miami and both are nice. That said, the MB, with its flared fenders and incredible exhaust note always turns more heads, despite each car’s actual capability on the track.

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