Poll: Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio or BMW M3?

Poll: Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio or BMW M3?

Which high-performance luxury sedan would YOU rather own, the brand-new Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio or BMW’s stalwart M3?

This is a tough choice, because the Italian in the tossup offers a lusty, Ferrari-derived 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 that cranks out a borderline-ridiculous 505 horsepower. As for torque, it measures 443 lb-ft with the engine maxing out at a heady 7,400 RPM. Beyond this, the Giulia is absolutely stunning, its body almost a piece of art.

Twist is sent to the rear wheels exclusively through an eight-speed automatic transmission; a manual is not offered, which sucks. Still, this strategy is probably best for all-out performance and this flavor of Giulia can reach 60 miles an hour in as little as 3.8 seconds.

The Alfa’s transmission weakness is one of the M3’s strengths; it can be had with either a seven-ratio dual-clutch automatic or a six-speed manual. Choice, it’s a beautiful thing.

In typical BMW fashion, an inline-six motivates the M3, providing 425 horses and 406 lb-ft of torque, figures that are plenty impressive even if they fall short of what’s available in the Quadrifoglio.

That firepower is enough to propel this Bimmer to mile-a-minute velocity in as little as 3.9 seconds when equipped with the self-shifting transmission; the manual takes two extra tenths to do the same.

When it comes to pricing, the M3 has an edge, starting at around $65,000. To get a Giulia of the Quadrifoglio variety plan on spending about 74 large.

So, which of these luxury supersedans would YOU rather own? Compare them head-to-head right here and make sure to vote in our latest poll!

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  • Rickers

    Alfa all the way!

  • FallGuy

    Alfa will fall apart in a few years. I’ll stick with the BMW!

  • Jonny_Vancouver

    Bimmer here!

  • Flynn

    Haters gonna hate, Alfa Romeo is back. BMW fan boys can’t take it that M3 has been dethroned. But don’t worry they will eventually accept it, they are still going thru The 5 stages of grief and loss: 1. Denial and isolation; 2. Anger; 3. Bargaining; 4. Depression; 5. Acceptance.

    Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is the King.

  • Cody Beisel

    Good luck keeping your BMW out of the shop 😉

  • NewGuy

    I’d have to go with the Alfa. Yeah, it may (or may not) fall apart in a few years but damn, that’s a good looking car.

  • Sergio

    I think BMW M4 looks much better than alpha I will take BMW all day long

  • Plus overpriced by about 10k

    no stick shift, no sale.

  • Eco Bust

    BMW for me, and not just because I’m vain. That alfa front end is too tragic; 500 hp can’t overcome a nose that ugly.

  • nauticalone

    BMW for me.

  • Artist FormerlyKnownAs Prince

    you wont be seeing too much of the Alfa’s nose if youre in a BMW mate

  • Eco Bust

    Whatever, so long as I see none of the hideousness.

  • Artist FormerlyKnownAs Prince

    you wont be winning any beauty contests in a Beamer either

    front end looks like somebody sat on a photocopier and plonked it on the grille

  • Jonathan Clarke

    How can you call the Alfa’s front end ugly when you drive a freakin’ BMW?!

  • Jonathan Clarke

    The fact you put ‘Alpha’ not ‘Alfa’ leads me to believe you know nothing about cars anyway 🙂

  • Jonathan Clarke

    Ahh yes, here we have one of those people who’ve never owned a modern Alfa, yet still like to call them unreliable because it makes them look all knowledgeable about cars.

  • Artist FormerlyKnownAs Prince

    these days it actually makes them look very much the opposite and quite dumb actually