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UPDATE: Alfa Romeo Working On Hot Giulia With 350 PS 2.0-liter Turbo Engine

The first time we reported about the Giulia’s engine options, the most potent 2.0-liter engine of the lot came in the form of the GME T4 with 280 PS (276 hp) and 470 Nm (346 lb-ft) of torque. Indeed, it’s the same engine you might find in the Giulia Veloce. Even so, there’s an even hotter Giulia model on the horizon.
Mystery Alfa Romeo Giulia with 350 PS 2.0-liter turbo engine 7 photos
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Slated to take on the likes of the 2017 Audi S4 quattro, 2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 4Matic, and 2017 BMW 340i xDrive, the peeps over at Alfa Romeo are working on a 350 PS (345 hp) variant of the 2.0-powered Giulia. Coming courtesy of the FCA parts website for the Dutch market, the featured pic shows what’s what: “Vermogen” is power, “350 PK” is the metric horsepower.

Discovered by Squadra Tuning, a tuning shop that took the 2.2-liter diesel-powered Giulia to the extreme with a simple ECU remapping, there’s nothing else the screenshot reveals about the hot Giulia, not even how it will be called. Another question mark is whether the go-faster model will be available with a manual transmission. Oh, and another thing: the most hardcore Giulia fans out there are rooting for a rear-wheel-driven sub-Quadrifoglio model.

But a stick shift and rear-wheel-drive aren’t feasible, chiefly because all direct rivals come as standard with AWD, whereas the 340i xDrive is the only one available with a 6-speed manual. Given the circumstances, I’m betting my two cents on a Giulia whatever-it-will-be-called with an all-wheel-drive layout and the ZF-developed 8-speed automatic transmission we all know and love.

“We are not really intended to spread new facts [on the Giulia]. But this is something we found remarkable,” reads a Facebook post from the Dutch tuning company on the mystery Alfa Romeo Giulia with the 2.0-liter powerplant. “Surfing on the parts site of the Alfa Giulia, we stumbled upon brake discs for the 280 PS model, but also for a Giulia 2.0 TBi with 350 PS.”

UPDATE

An autoevolution reader sent us a document according to which the 350 PS 2.0-liter turbo engine will be available in the Giulia in the U.S., with AWD and an auto. It seems that Alfa Romeo will baptize it the Giulia Veloce.



Editor's note: 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce pictured in the photo gallery.

 
 
 
 
 

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