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Lifestyle: I drove a $52,000 Alfa Romeo Giulia sport sedan to see if it may mix Italian model with BMW-beating efficiency — right here's the decision

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  • The Alfa Romeo Giulia that I examined is a four-cylinder model of the extra highly effective V6 Quadrifoglio trim I sampled final 12 months.
  • The Giulia is Alfa Romeo’s bid to compete within the US luxurious sport-sedan market, taking over the likes of BMW, Audi, and Mercedes.
  • The Giulia affords a particular, trendy, and interesting tackle the posh four-door — and it is actually fast!

The identify “Giulia” means “youth” in Italian, however the legendary automobiles from Alfa Romeo that carry it are something however: The moniker dates to the early 1960s and was born by among the loveliest, peppiest little rides this aspect of Turin.

It, due to this fact, made excellent sense that when Alfa commenced its return to the US market a couple of years again, it returned to the Giulia’s heritage for a sedan to tackle one of the best from BMW, Mercedes, and Audi.

In 2017, the high-performance model of the Giulia, the Quadrifoglio, was a Business Insider Car of the Year finalist. But it was additionally almost $80,000 (value each lira, should you ask me).

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It is not the one Giulia on the town, after all. I just lately sampled a 2018 Giulia Ti Lusso, stickering at $52,090 (base is about $41,000). It didn’t include the Giulia Quad’s 2.9-liter, 505-horsepower twin-turbo V6 engine, successfully a Ferrari V8 with two cylinders lopped off. Instead, it was powered by a 2.Zero-liter, 280-horsepower inline 4, with however a single turbocharger.

In my expertise, it may be tough to maneuver all the way down to reviewing a much less bold trim degree of a automobile supposed to fireside the fanatic’s senses after hitting the street within the brawnier spec. In the case of the Giulia, nonetheless, I went into the method with a thematic expectation: The Quadrifoglio was energy, however I assumed the four-banger could be finesse.

Ding-ding-ding-ding-ding! I used to be appropriate! So a lot in order that driving the four-cylinder Giulia after the Quadrifoglio amounted to piloting a totally totally different automobile. Good totally different, in the end. But totally different, all the identical.

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