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Compare 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia vs 2018 BMW 3-Series

2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia
2018 BMW 3-Series
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AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Giulia AWD 23 31 $38,163 $40,195
Giulia RWD 24 33 $36,343 $38,195
Giulia Sport AWD 23 31 $38,163 $40,195
Giulia Sport RWD 24 33 $36,343 $38,195
Giulia Ti AWD 23 31 $39,983 $42,195
Giulia Ti Lusso AWD 23 31 $39,983 $42,195
Giulia Ti Lusso RWD 24 33 $38,163 $40,195
Giulia Ti RWD 24 33 $38,163 $40,195
Giulia Ti Sport AWD 23 31 $39,983 $42,195
Giulia Ti Sport RWD 24 33 $38,163 $40,195
Giulia Quadrifoglio RWD 17 24 $68,652 $73,700
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320i Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 320i Sedan 24 35 $32,955 $34,900
3 Series 320i Sedan South Africa 24 35 $32,955 $34,900
3 Series 320i xDrive Sedan 23 34 $34,815 $36,900
3 Series 320i xDrive Sedan South Africa 23 34 $34,815 $36,900
3 Series 328d Sedan 31 43 $39,330 $41,750
3 Series 328d xDrive Sedan 30 40 $41,190 $43,750
3 Series 328d xDrive Sports Wagon 30 40 $43,420 $46,150
3 Series 330e iPerformance Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $42,910 $45,600
3 Series 330i Sedan 24 34 $37,935 $40,250
3 Series 330i Sedan South Africa 24 34 $37,935 $40,250
3 Series 330i xDrive Gran Turismo 23 33 $42,395 $45,050
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan 23 33 $39,795 $42,250
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan South Africa 23 33 $39,795 $42,250
3 Series 330i xDrive Sports Wagon 23 33 $42,025 $44,650
3 Series 340i Sedan 21 32 $46,025 $48,950
3 Series 340i Sedan South Africa 21 32 $46,025 $48,950
3 Series 340i xDrive Gran Turismo 20 29 $47,835 $50,900
3 Series 340i xDrive Sedan 21 31 $47,885 $50,950
3 Series 340i xDrive Sedan South Africa 21 31 $47,885 $50,950
M3 CS Sedan 16 22 $91,875 $98,250
M3 Sedan 17 25 $62,345 $66,500

2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia vs. 2018 BMW 3-Series: Compare Cars

The rivalry between Alfa Romeo and BMW is nothing new, even though the Italian brand is newly returned to our shores. For decades beginning in the 1960s, these two sporting sedan icons squared off against one another—and they’re finally back at it again with the 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia squaring off against the 2018 BMW 3-Series.

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,163
$32,955
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,195
$34,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$670 / month
$582 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia presents plenty of compelling reasons to jump ship from the “default” sports sedan brands. The 2018 BMW 3-Series makes its strongest case in performance for luxury compact buyers’ attentions.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 55.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 40.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.4 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 35.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.9 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
111 110.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.3 60.3
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 182.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 56.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.5 11.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 15.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.5 37.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50YR17 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
TJD NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50YR17 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
TJD NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3632 3295
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 900
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 170
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
306 @ 2000 200 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
EC2 NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 5200 180 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 35
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.20 3.14
Trans Order Code
DFW 205
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 0.67
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.00 4.71
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.84
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.15
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 2.11
Trans Type
8 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Alfa Romeo Giulia BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 6.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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