2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia Diesel Spied, Looks Pretty Damn Good

2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia diesel 9 photos
Photo: Alfa Romeo Project 952 on Facebook
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The Italian Renaissance is hard to understand from a visual point of view if one is not interested in the aesthetic aspects of the world. However, the old school Renaissance doesn't hold a candle to the 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia, which is probably the most beautiful sedan coming from a mainstream Italian automaker. And good golly, the base 4-cylinder models are remarkable pieces of automotive artwork.
Thanks to our friends from Alfa Romeo Tipo 949 and Alfa Romeo Project 952, we're able to show you a handful of amateur spy photographs of the all-new Giulia in 2.2-liter diesel guise. Compared to the hell-bent for leather Giulia Quadrifoglio (that's Italian for "BMW M3 what now?"), the entry-level 2.2-liter MultiJet Turbo diesel variation isn't as beautiful. However, it is a thing of beauty compared to still-commonplace rivals from Germany.

We're happy to report that there's nothing shabby about the design of the vehicle when you admire it from its side profile, front and rear three-quarters, and from its rear end. It appears that Alfa Romeo designers were careful even with the smallest of details, including the integration of two chromed exhaust pipes into the rear bumper and the proportion between the size of the wheels and the wheel arches.

I don't know about you, but we really dig the 2.2-liter turbo diesel Giulia's appearance and stance. In terms of output, the 2.2 MJet is slated to be presented at the Geneva Motor Show in three formats: 99 kW (135 PS / 133 bhp), 133 kW (180 PS / 178 bhp), and 154 kW (210 PS / 207 bhp). A 3-liter V6 twin-turbo diesel will act as the range-topping oil burner, churning out 250 kW (340 PS / 335 bhp) of hardihood.

Thanks to Dugoni Marco Photographer's latest YouTube upload, we can also hear the oil-burning Alfa Romeo Giulia as it accelerates. We're not sure if what we can hear in the following video is an inline-4 or a 6-cylinder turbo diesel, but there's no beating around the bush about the sound coming from the exhausts - it's up to snuff and it won't make one feel bad about choosing an efficient diesel over a gasoline-fed lump.

P.S.: We hear the 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia 2.0 TBI 330 PS has lapped the Nurburgring in approximately 8 minutes dead. If this unconfirmed lap time turns out to be true after the manufacturer announces the official thing, then bear this detail in mind - a 2-liter four-door sedan with seating for five is just 1 second slower around the Green Hell compared to a supercharged V8-animated Jaguar XKR-S Convertible.

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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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