Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne has confirmed that on June 24 next year, Alfa Romeo will reveal a brand new model. This new model is expected to be the Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan recently spied testing disguised as a Maserati Ghibli.
The new model will be revealed to help celebrate the 105th anniversary of the brand, and will ride on the new rear-wheel drive Giorgio platform set to also be used by Chrysler and Dodge cars in the future.
When the Alfa Romeo Giulia does arrive, it will rival the BMW 3-Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Audi A4 as well as the brand new Jaguar XE. At the top of the range will be the Alfa Romeo Giulia Cloverleaf with it pinned to take the fight to the latest M3 and upcoming twin-turbo C63 AMG with upwards of 520 hp!
Under the hood, it will feature a truly ferocious 3.0-litre biturbo V6 engine straight from the Maserati Ghibli. This engine is built by none other than Ferrari and in Giulia Cloverleaf guise, is expected to produce between 480 hp and 520 hp. Whichever of those power outputs is chosen, the car will be significantly more powerful than the 425 hp M3.
Reports indicate that the range-topper will weigh less than the M3 and consequently reach 100 km/h in less than 4 seconds! Mated to the engine will be a dual-clutch transmission with a limited-slip differential helping to ensure the best possible handling and acceleration.
Elsewhere, the Giulia will be available with a selection of 4-cylinder diesel and petrol engines.
[Renderings via Thorsten-Krisch]