Alfa Romeo Giulia - Frankfurt 2015 - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum
Off Topic Anything but SLK talk. Please Note that religious and political discussions are not allowed....

LinkBack Thread Tools
#1 Old 09-17-2015
Premium Member
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Phoenix
Vehicle: 1999 slk 230
Other Toys: 1966 Mercedes Heckflosse
Posts: 14,573
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 530 Post(s)
Thanks: 1,120
Thanked 1,420 Times in 958 Posts
(Thread Starter)
Alfa Romeo Giulia - Frankfurt 2015

Seasoned Alfa Romeo watchers will, of course, be familiar with the cycle of raised hopes, huge expectation and then - upon driving - ultimate disappointment. Yes 4C, we're looking at you. And so to the initial phase of that cycle with the new Giulia which, with pugnacious aggression, squares up to the likes of the BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C63 on their home soil. You've got to admire the chutzpah. Please, please, please let the car deliver...
No suprise to find it busy hereNo suprise to find it busy hereIn the metal it looks, if not beautiful, certainly purposeful. There's a hint of SZ 'Il Mostro' in its bluff front end and the stance is very much on its toes and spoiling for a fight. Pleasingly compact in its proportions, there's a similar muscularity in its demeanour to the BMW M3. Which is probably no coincidence whatsoever, is it?
As we know, the range-topping Quadrifoglio (best get brushing up on those Italian pronunciations to pull that one off with suitable style) has a healthy 510hp and 442lb ft from its Ferrari-built, Maserati-derived twin-turbo V6. By the numbers that immediately puts it well ahead of the M3 and on equal terms with the V8-powered C63, though the AMG's two extra cylinders help maintain a torque advantage with a thumping 516lb ft. Good start though. 0-62 is in just 3.9 seconds and it tops out at 191mph - enough to beat the M3 and C63 S, both of which are over four seconds and limited to 155mph in the usual style. The launch price of 'about' 79,000 euros in the Italian market is also bang on the money, given an M3 costs 78,950 euros there.

A 'lightest, best performing and exclusive' version costing 95,000 euros is available to order direct from the Frankfurt stand, showcasing all the optional goodies like ceramic brakes and carbon Sparco seats.

There's a fair old bun fight around the Giulia at the moment but we'll return to it later on in the hope we can have a proper look around it. For now the familiar promise is there. We just have to hope it delivers.

Berliner Heckflosse is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mercedes Benz SLK Forum > General Discussion about Mercedes Benz SLKs > Off Topic


Quick Reply
Upload your files to MEGAUPLOAD
Upload your images to ImageShack

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes Benz SLK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Alfa Romeo Giulia QV Shows Up in Valencia, Ground Clearance Looks Painfully Limited Berliner Heckflosse Off Topic 0 08-04-2015 02:02 PM
Alfa Romeo Giulia Receives DTM Racing Suit, The Beauty Just Turned into Beast Berliner Heckflosse Motorsports 0 07-20-2015 05:57 PM
Alfa Romeo Looks for Love in the U.S. Fiat Chrysler to Challenge Audi, BMW With Relaunched Car Line Berliner Heckflosse Off Topic 6 05-10-2014 03:56 AM
Can Alfa Romeo appeal to US 'graduates' once more? Berliner Heckflosse Off Topic 2 04-23-2014 05:05 PM
Alfa Romeo 4C an 'appetizer' for brand's U.S. return Berliner Heckflosse Off Topic 0 04-17-2014 04:27 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome

Clubs, Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.