Alfa Romeo Giulia priced under $40K; Quadrifoglio $72K

Michael Wayland
The Detroit News

The high-performance Quadrifoglio version of the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia is arriving in dealerships this month for a starting price of $72,000.

Reid Bigland, Head of Alfa Romeo, with the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio in Blue Misano in front of the global media at the L.A. Auto Show, Nov. 16, 2016.

Two other models — the entry-level Giulia and mid-level Giulia Ti — will begin arriving in dealerships in January with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $37,995 and $39,995, respectively.

Pricing excludes a $1,595 destination charge for the Quadrifoglio model, and $995 destination charge for the other two models.

Giulia Quadrifoglio is the most powerful Alfa Romeo production car with a 2.9-liter bi-turbo V-6 engine producing 505 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. It has a class-leading 0-60 miles per hour acceleration in 3.8 seconds.

The Giulia and Giulia Ti models feature an all-new aluminum, 2.0-liter direct-injection turbo engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission delivering a class-leading, standard 280 horsepower and 306 pound-feet of torque.

Both Giulia and Giulia Ti models have available upgrade packages and a $2,000 optional Q4 all-wheel-drive system.

The performance Quadrifoglio version of the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia.

The Giulia, according to global head of Alfa Romeo Reid Bigland, “sets an entirely new benchmark for the segment as the world’s fastest four-door production sedan.”

All three Giulia models offer “near perfect 50/50 weight distribution, segment-leading torsional rigidity and the most direct steering ratio on the market,” according to the company.

The Giulia was first unveiled in June 2015. It is the first all-new vehicle in a 5 billion Euro plan to turn Alfa Romeo into a global luxury brand, including reintroducing the brand to the United States after a 20-year hiatus.

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