Alfa Romeo has announced pricing for its 2017 Giulia sedan lineup, which officially heralds the brand's full-scale return to the United States after more than two decades away.
The Giulia will list from $38,990 including a mandatory $995 destination charge, while the upmarket Giulia Ti starts at $40,990. Enthusiasts should take note that the 505-horsepower, all-wheel drive Giulia Quadrifoglio (that's Italian for "four leaf clover") runs $73,595 with its own mandatory $1,595 destination charge.
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Here's some trivia for you: the last Alfa Romeo sedan, the 164, sold in the United States sold for almost the exact same price back in 1995. Adjusted for inflation, that's about $58,000 today, which makes the Giulia something of a bargain by comparison.
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At its base price, the Giulia undercuts the BMW 330i while offering far more standard equipment—it features 10-way power front seats swathed in leather, bi-xenon headlamps, a backup camera, a proximity key, An optional Sport Exterior package for the standard model runs $1,250 and adds special exterior styling and 18-inch alloy wheels.
The Ti model includes its own 18-inch alloy wheels as well as an upgraded infotainment system with a larger screen, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and glossy wood interior trim. Big options on the Ti include a Sport package ($2,250) with 19-inch wheels, special exterior styling, sports seats, a unique steering wheel, and paddle shifters and a Lusso (luxury) package (also $2,250) with upgraded leather upholstery, leather on the dashboard, and its own wood interior bits.
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A separate Performance package for the Ti features an adaptive suspension, a mechanical limited slip rear differential, and paddle shifters, but Alfa Romeo hasn't yet priced it.
Both the standard and Ti models will be available with all-wheel drive for an extra $2,000.
Then there's the range-topping Quadrifoglio, which squares off against the BMW M3. Optional equipment for it will include Sparco sports seats made from carbon fiber and massive Brembo carbon composite brakes.