Alfa Romeo Giulia teased ahead of June 24 unveiling – IAB Report
Posted on: Jun 22, 2015 - 9:52am IST
Internally codenamed ‘Type 949’.
Ahead of its unveiling on June 24 at the Expo Milan, the Alfa Romeo Giulia has been teased by way of a very blurry image of its front-three-quarter profile. It appears that the BMW 3 Series rival gets a long hood with the traditional triangular grille, while the rear sports similarity to the Maserati Ghibli, with which the Giulia is reported to share several components.
Known internally as ‘Type 949’, reports state that the Giulia will be powered by a force-fed four-cylinder Alfa-developed engine (likely an evolution of the 1750 TBi engine that powers the 4C), while a new V6 petrol engine will power the top-end variant, and the new rumored Ferrari Dino.
The Giulia is also expected to come with a diesel variant, and Alfa Romeo could very easily source the 3.0-liter V6 271 bhp engine from the Ghibli. With a standard rear-wheel drive layout, the Giulia would have the new Jaguar XE and BMW 3 Series in its crosshair, though a ‘Q4’ variant with an all-wheel drive setup will also be in the offing, reportedly.
Coming to the transmission, the Giulia could offer the advanced 9-speed automatic gearbox or a 6-speed manual for the driver who wants to be in control. However, further details are expected in the coming couple of days.
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