Heading to Paris, the new addition to the Giulia range will also be available with Alfa's first ever all-aluminum diesel engine.

It was 60 years ago when Alfa Romeo introduced the “Veloce” moniker with the classic Giulietta model, and now the Giulia is being blessed with the legendary moniker. Set to show up in Paris next month, the hugely desirable Giulia in the Veloce trim will come with the brand's latest Q4 all-wheel-drive system receiving the engine’s power from an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Speaking of power, buyers will get to pick from either a turbocharged 2.0-liter gasoline engine or a turbodiesel 2.2-liter unit. The former generates a healthy 280 horsepower (208 kilowatts) at 5,250 rpm and provides its maximum torque of 295 pound-feet (400 Newton-meters) from 2,250 rpm. As for the latter, the diesel mill produces 210 hp (156 kW) at 3,500 rpm and 347 lb-ft (470 Nm) from a low 1,750 rpm. Interestingly, it’s the first ever diesel engine from Alfa Romeo to benefit from an all-aluminum construction.

The show cars destined to share the spotlight in Paris will come with a fresh Blue Misano paint in the case of the gasoline-powered model, whereas the diesel variant will feature a Silverstone grey body.

Alfa Romeo Giulia Advanced Efficiency

Besides the two Veloce-badged Giulias, there’s going to be a third one (pictured above) dubbed “Advanced Efficiency” set to go on sale at the beginning of next year only on Giulia and Giulia Super trim levels. Targeting those who put an emphasis on fuel economy, the frugal sedan will be motivated by a 2.2-liter diesel engine rated at 180 hp (134 kW) delivered to the road through an eight-speed auto. According to Alfa, the new member of the growing Giulia range will sip just 4.2 liters / 100 km in the combined cycle, corresponding to CO2 emissions of only 99 g/km.

To achieve these numbers, the Giulia AE comes with a low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve, an air-water intercooler, as well as bespoke gearbox ratios and secondary engine cooling circuit. Moreover, Alfa has lowered the car by 5 mm compared to the standard Giulia and it has also designed specific alloy wheels wrapped in 205/60 R16 low rolling resistance tires. This thrifty variant has a drag coefficient of only 0.23 and despite the changes to boost efficiency, it still manages to deliver a decent amount of performance, with the sprint to 62 mph (100 kph) taking 7.2 seconds prior to hitting a top speed of 143 mph (230 kph).

Besides the Giulia trio, Alfa Romeo will also showcase in Paris the latest versions of the Giulietta and Mito, along with the mid-engined 4C in both coupe and spider flavors.

Source: Alfa Romeo

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