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Alfa Romeo Giulia: US/Canada power, specs

by David Zatz on

Alfa Romeo is using the New York Auto Show to launch their first “standard” American cars since leaving the country decades ago.  The 2017 Giulia and Giulia Ti will make their first appearance, using a 276 horsepower, two-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It has direct injection and a standard eight-speed automatic, with a carbon fiber driveshaft to cut weight.

Shown: European specification

Standard features include the usual Chrysler 7-inch gauge cluster display, a 6.5 inch or 8.8 inch “non touch” display screen (with “hidden widescreen”), three drive modes (essentially, sport, normal, and economy), keyless entry and ignition, and a flat-bottom steering wheel. All wheel drive is optional. There are Sport, Luxury, and Performance packages .

The Quadrifoglio, already shown in the US, has a 505 horsepower, 2.9 liter V6 twin turbo engine with 0-60 timed at 3.8 seconds.

Features familiar to Chrysler followers include blind spot monitoring and rear cross path detection.

With the standard 2.0 liter engine and eight-speed automatic with paddle shifters, the Giulia races through 0-60 mph in less than 5.5 seconds. The engine has flat torque curve of 295 lb.-ft. of torque between 2,250 – 4,500 rpm; the  “2-in-1” turbocharger uses two pipes that gather exhaust gas from pairs of cylinders in alternating sequence. The system has MultiAir valve control, a water-cooled integrated manifold, and a water-cooled charge air cooler. Weight distribution is close to 50/50.

This article originally referred to the display screen as being a touch screen, which was incorrect.

 

The car has a double wishbone front suspension and the most direct steering ratio in the segment (11.8:1), using a multi-link rear axle design with a vertical rod.

There are five different seat styles, including two sport seats, and four different interior trims, which include genuine oak, walnut, or brushed aluminum.


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