New Alfa Romeo Four-Door to Get Ferrari Engine

Craig Cole
by Craig Cole

Reports indicate an upcoming Alfa Romeo sedan called the Giulia will have a lusty heart, an engine with a healthy dose of Ferrari DNA.

The powerplant in question should be an up-level V6 that will serve as an option over a standard four-cylinder turbo. The likely candidate for entry-level duty is the brand’s 1.75-liter banger that currently sees duty in the 4C sports car.

The Giulia’s new six-cylinder heart is rumored to be specifically developed for Alfa Romeo. It’s also reported this powerplant will be assembled at FCA’s Termoli engine factory on Italy’s Adriatic coast.

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Details about the upcoming Giulia are scarce though this midsize sedan will be rear-wheel drive, share components with the Maserati Ghibli and should feature swanky styling. It’s designed to be an antidote to German cars that are all too often “cold and clinical,” at least that’s according to Maserati honcho Harald Webster.

The new Alfa Romeo Giulia should compete with luxury stalwarts like the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Cadillac’s new ATS.

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Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

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  • Mark Rodriguez Mark Rodriguez on Jun 20, 2015

    I hope for Alfa's sake this car succeeds. There have been so many false dawns for Alfa's supposed comeback that I've lost count but judging by the Giulia's looks and leaked specs this car should provide Alfa with the breakthrough they need.

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