A brief spy video has just been posted online showing an entry-level Alfa Romeo Giulia in the midst of testing. What makes this test mule important is that it is believed to be fitted with a brand new diesel engine.
There are currently no details available about what engines non-QV badged Giulia models will be available with. According to reports however, it is reported that there will be a handful of small capacity diesel and petrol engines. It seems likely that at least one, if not all of the diesel engines offered, will have four-cylinders and potentially be turbocharged.
Beyond the range of engines on the cards, the Italian sedan will also be offered in both rear and all-wheel drive configurations with a six-speed automatic and six-speed manual tipped to be the two available transmissions.
As it stands, the only Alfa Romeo Giulia model fully detailed by the Italian manufacturer is the range-topping QV. It is powered by a Ferrari-derived 2.9-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine delivering 503 hp. Designed to directly rival the BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C63 range, the Giulia QV has some tough competition to go against. While the press drives for the car have yet to be held, Alfa Romeo has already revealed the Giulia QV lapped the Nurburgring in 7:39, some 13 seconds faster than the F80-generation M3.