Scoop: 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia Diesel and Petrol Engines are Extremely Promising

2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia QV 3.0 twin-turbo V6 engine 1 photo
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The photograph above features the icing on the 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia cake – the all-new 3.0 twin-turbo V6 the Quadrifoglio Verde stormed the Nurburgring faster than a Lamborghini Murcielago LP640, Porsche 911 GT3 or a McLaren Mercedes SLR bruiser. The fastest four-door sedan on the 'Ring doesn't only come with this full-on, Ferrari-developed V6, though.
autoevolution's reliable source gave us the inside scoop for the rest of the 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia's engine lineup. Other than the twin-turbo six-cylinder blunderbuss of the QV, lesser hot Giulia models will be animated by a choice of four and six-banger mills. What they all have in common is forced induction. Euro 6 emissions standards force automakers to resort to turbocharging, but this is for the greater good.

First there's an all-new 2.0 turbo petrol engine that will be offered in three flavors. 180 PS (178 bhp / 133 kW) will act as the starting point. A 250 PS (247 bhp / 184 kW) variant will also be offered, joined by a hell-bent for leather 330 PS (326 bhp / 243 kW) tune. But what about The Prodigy's favorite – the Diesel Power?

The 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan has some of that too. A 2.2-liter four-cylinder turbo diesel is going to be offered in three outputs: 150 PS (148 bhp / 110 kW), 180 PS (178 bhp / 133 kW), and 210 PS (207 bhp / 154 kW). Last but not least, a 3.0 V6 twin-turbo diesel will be available with 340 PS (335 bhp / 250 kW).

We hear that Alfa Romeo will officially confirm these powerplants in December, with the European market launch slated for February 2016. The first units to be produced will be animated by the 2.2-liter turbo diesel and the 3-liter twin-turbo V6 petrol engine exclusive to the Quadrifoglio Verde-badged super sedan.

To be assembled at Cassino in Italy, the Giulia represents the first surprise in a long line of others Alfa is preparing for us folks. The Italian manufacturer continues to prove that the Giulia has been worth the wait.
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