Fiat’s attempting to get a bulls-eye with their efforts of revitalizing Alfa Romeo as a brand by not only revamping its entire lineup, but marketing itself to the North American market as well, after a very long hiatus.
That said, Fiat and thus, Alfa Romeo, have very little room for error, meaning they have to get everything by the book first, to master the basic formula of a successful-selling automobile. This includes following the trend of downsized and force-induced engines.
According to VidiAuto, the new Alfa Romeo Giulia could get a potent new twin-turbocharged 1.8L four-banger good for around 300hp and 295 lb-ft of twist. It’s apparently also being designed to meet specific Euro 6 emissions standards and should be mated to a dual-clutch automatic transmission, providing a 0-62 time int he neighborhood of six seconds.
That 1.8 four wouldn’t be the top motor as a range-topping Maserati-sourced twin-turbocharged 3.0L V6 is expected to surface as well with around 520hp.
Let’s not forget that the Giulia is anticipated to be a BMW 5-Series competitor and given Italy’s known love for speed and performance combined with character brimming with verve, we couldn’t be any more excited.
A debut is expected to happen in June of this year on the new Giorgio rear-wheel drive modular platform.
– By: Chris Chin