The Alfa Romeo Giulia is good to drive and a fine alternative to the usual German suspects. Refinement and cabin quality are below par, thoughget the best price
Not just a Giulia with a 503bhp V6. It gets 19in wheels and bi-xenons as standard, as well as special leather/alcantara sports seats, sport suspension with adaptive dampers, uprated brakes, a torque vectoring active rear differential and a fully switchable stability control system. Carbonfibre seats and carbon brakes are optional.
Engine:2.9 V6 BiTurbo
Twin-turbo V6 performance version makes a heady-sounding 503bhp in this Mercedes-AMG C63 rival. It revs keenly, but wants for a little mid-range torque – and a really soulful Alfa V6 soundtrack. Standard eight-speed auto ‘box works well with it on the road, but doesn’t always shift quickly enough when you’re driving with serious intent.