With the new Giulia, Alfa Romeo back on track with a real sports saloon that recovers all the values that forged the legend of the Italian brand. As we have seen in other versions, the new Giulia is a car with many attractions, which surprisingly dynamic and driving pleasure and he is capable of compete with models in the premium segment militating in this category, such as BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C Class or Audi A4. New stakes now hopes soon to follow with the category SUV, once already presented the new Alfa Stelvio, which also have been able to lead.
But back now to what concerns us: the Alfa Romeo Giulia and in particular, to none other than his new version Quadrifoglio. This sport variant also promises a dynamic qualities at the highest level, allowing you to directly confront under the best conditions with the cream category with the BMW M3 always in the spotlight. Soon the face in a comparative.
The truth is that today the letter of the new Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio can not be more suggestive: 2.9 V6 supercharged engine 510 hp, propulsion rear differential lock, deformable parallelogram suspension system with dampers controlled, ceramic brakes, six-speed manual gearbox ... His extraordinary dynamism was confirmed after the Nürburgring a time of 7 minutes 32 seconds, which places him as the fastest and most efficient saloon time in the demanding German track. With all this, it's no wonder we were already eager to test thoroughly the temperamental Italian saloon.
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio: sporty mood
In particular I have to admit that the new Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is a car that I find very attractive, especially in this special version Quadrifoglio. It is distinguished by aerodynamic elements incorporated and spectacular alloy wheels generously carriageways luce (245/35 ZR19 front and 285/30 R19 rear), among other things; without being overly flashy, it makes clear a distinctly sporty mood.
Fortunately the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is not too radical car when it is driving, and thanks to shock absorbers incorporating electronic control can have morons digesting quite well the irregularities of the firm; another thing is if the sport mode is selected. It is also a very nice car to drive in town, but for these purposes should choose the version with automatic gearbox eight-speed manual instead of six riding unit testing. By the way, it offers quick and precise handling, but the touch is something hard.
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio: engine
For his part, V6 turbocharged engine riding the Alfa Giulia Quadrifoglio is developed by engineers from Ferrari and, as you can imagine, it is to last around and even has a system that disconnects one of the cylinder banks for saving fuel. Simply press the button start to check its distinctly sporty mood with sound as provocative.
Once underway, the V6 fed by two turbochargers It surprises with a very high yield, but fortunately has a fairly dispensable answer. From below and above all to medium engine speeds, the power delivery is very consistent, while high stretched smoothly over 6,500 rpm regime that declared the 510 hp and maximum torque of 61.22 mkg announced by the manufacturer. The operating range is therefore very broad, since it also offers an excellent ability to recover from below.
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio: their consumption
Unfortunately, the electronic management of Alfa Giulia Quadrifoglio has prevented measuring engine performance in the roller bench. What I have seen is that quite likes gasoline and proof of this is that in the combined cycle is drunk according to our measurements actual consumption almost 11 liters per 100 km, a figure that also triggered by little that we allow ourselves to be seduced by the gas pedal ... what the other hand is not very difficult.
|CONSUMPTION||Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio|
|Consumption city||14,0 l / 100 km|
|Consumption Highway||8.7 l / 100 km|
|average consumption||10.9 l / 100 km|
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio: performance
As other shines the Alfa Giulia Quadrifoglio regard to benefits. As we have seen, it used 22.13 seconds to travel 1,000 meters from the first acceleration from standstill, 12.39 s in the 400 meters and 4.38 s from 0 to 100 km / h. records alone that enable esta saloon overcome by tenths the almighty BMW M3... While it is true that gone are the 3.9 seconds that the manufacturer officially announced from 0 to 100 km / h.
|BENEFITS||Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio|
|Acel. 0-100 km / h||4.38 s|
|Acel. 0-1000 meters||22,1 s|
|Overtaking 80-120 km / h||3,69 s|
|Loudness 100 km / h||68.0 dB|
|Loudness 120 km / h||70.6 dB|
|Braking from 140 km / h||69.5 m|
|Weight scale||1,672 kg|
It is not surprising therefore that the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is a very fast road car, every minute that passes behind the wheel, both long journeys by motorway, and especially in road sections more torturous enjoying . It offers much poise at high speed and cornering surprises with front end very fast reactions and highly accurate, resulting in the car's agility. It is thus inscribed in turns with full efficiency and ease, always conveying a lot of confidence at the wheel, and the rear is also well established.
Logically and if we cause the sliding of the rear is secured: Discreetly in the Dynamic mode and without limitation in the Race mode. The latter is reserved for use in track, as well the exhaust sound increases considerably, putting more excitement to driving if possible, but proving clearly excessive to shoot on public roads. Although their reactions are predictable and relatively progressive, squeeze the full potential of this classic sport of mechanical propulsion, rolling on track without driving aids, it requires high doses of driving and avoid excesses with the gas pedal. Of course, the fun is assured and controls the car also offers a superlative efficiency, among other things thanks to the team very powerful ceramic brakes that holds everything. It should be noted, however, that lack mordant cold, warm them up costs and less extreme conditions of use should anticipate a little and pedal hard. If you are not going to visit assiduously circuit they are not essential, much less, and also we will save around € 8,000 on the purchase invoice.
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio: space
We close this thorough test speaking of space, perhaps the least important in a sports section of his caliber, but also as a whole should be evaluated. Habitability and the Alfa Romeo Giulia is at a good level among sedans in its class. This version is approved only for four people: the dimensions are good, but the central transmission tunnel subtracts some space. As for the trunk, with an actual capacity measured in 390 liters, It is somewhat just size ... but fortunately it is quite profitable.
|SPACE||Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio|
|front width||142 cm|
|rear width||137 cm|
|front height||90-96 cm|
|rear height||90 cm|
It is true that weight is somewhat high, but within the usual category: 1,672 kg has thrown on our scale. Regarding the helm, we must recognize that is very well set up and offers great ergonomics. The finish is good and completion is very sporty, with easy to read analog clocks. The start button is located on the steering wheel. The seats, meanwhile, hold well and are comfortable.
|DISCOUNTED RATES (FEBRUARY 2017)||Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio (from 78,800 to 81,080 €)|
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