Alfa Romeo’s revival in the U.S. continues next year with the arrival of the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia, which goes on sale in high-performance Quadrifoglio trim in mid-2016. A standard version of the Giulia, equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, will go on sale later next summer, giving the Italian sports sedan a lineup that’s roughly equivalent to the BMW 328i and M3 models.
The Giulia Quadrifoglio, which was unveiled earlier this year and makes its U.S. debut at the Los Angeles auto show, is powered by a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine that puts out 505 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque through a six-speed manual transmission. Alfa claims impressive numbers for the rear-wheel drive Quadrifoglio: a 0-60 mph run of 3.8 seconds, a 191 mph top speed, and a Nürburgring lap time of 7 minutes and 39 seconds. Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires wrap around 19-inch alloy wheels, and optional carbon-ceramic brakes bring the car to a halt in a hurry. The Giulia Quadrifoglio’s starting price is said to be “around $70,000.”
Standard versions of the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia will come with a 2.0-liter turbo-four producing 276 hp. Rear-wheel drive will be standard, with all-wheel drive optional, and Alfa Romeo has not yet announced which transmissions this four-cylinder will pair with. Expect to see photos of the entry-level Giulia versions within the next few months, as we’ve only seen the Quadrifoglio version so far.
Alfa Romeo will release more details on the 2017 Giulia sedan closer to its launch, so stay tuned for more information to come on this exciting new model.