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Video: Alfa Romeo Giulia QV meets Giulia 2.0T Super

Deon Schoeman

The return of the Giulia nameplate also signifies the return of Alfa Romeo to the compact sedan segment. And while the mighty Giulia QV has stolen much of the limelight, the more humble Giulia 2.0T makes a compelling case for less being more.

VITAL STATS

Alfa Romeo Giulia QV
Engine    2 891 cc V6, twin-turbo
Power     375 kW @ 6 500 rpm
Torque    600 Nm @ 2 500 rpm
Power/weight ratio    246,06 kW/ton
Gearbox    Eight-speed auto, RWD
Wheels/tyres (f/r)    19-inch alloy, 245/35 R19 (f) 285/30 R19 (r)

PERFORMANCE
0-100 km/h    3,9 sec
Top speed     307 km/h
Fuel tank capacity    58 litres
Fuel consumption (claimed)    8,2 l/ 12,8 litres/100 km
Operating range (claimed)    710 / 450 km
CO2 emissions    189 g/km

SUMMARY

PROS
A powerhouse that takes the fight to BMW M and Mercedes-AMG.
CONS
Still the underdog – but has the right stuff.

Rivals
Mercedes-AMG C63 S
BMW M3 Performance Pack

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Alfa Romeo Giulia 2.0T Super
Engine    In-line four-cylinder, 1 995 cc, turbo
Power     147 kW @ 5 000 rpm
Torque    330 Nm @ 1 750 rpm
Power/weight ratio    102,879 kW/ton
Gearbox    Eight-speed auto, RWD
Wheels/tyres     17-inch alloy, 225/50 R17

PERFORMANCE
0-100 km/h    6,6 sec
Top speed     235 km/h
Fuel tank capacity    58 litres
Fuel consumption (claimed)    6,0 l/ 7,7 litres/100 km
Operating range (claimed)    970 / 750 km
CO2 emissions    138 g/km

SUMMARY

PROS
A truly modern expression of the Alfa ethos. Driving comes first!
CONS
Costs more, and has more to prove – for now.

Rivals
Volvo S60 T4 R-Design Geartronic
BMW 320i Sportline Steptronic
Audi A4 2.0 TFSI Sport S-tronic
Lexus IS200t EX

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