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Old November 1st 19, 07:31 PM posted to alt.autos.alfa-romeo
MummyChunk
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Default The 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifogli is much better than you might imagine


> If you haven't taken a look at the 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia

Quadrifogli lately - it might be time to stop into your local Alfa
dealer. Alfa's have gotten a bit of a bad rap here in the USA - but
the 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifogli might change all of that. All
things aside - this car looks amazing and I imagine performs as well
as it looks.
>
> From AB
>
> When you affix words to a car such as ďAlfa Romeo,Ē ďQuadrifoglio,Ē

ďtwin-turbo,Ē and ďFerrari-derived,Ē youíre setting up some pretty
serious expectations. Add to that a price tag thatís near the top of
its segment, as with our 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, and
those expectations creep ever higher to a point that seems hard to
fulfill. But Iím happy to report the Giulia passes with flying
tricolores. Itís intensely fast, incredibly nimble, and surprisingly
playful and approachable. Itís one of the most fun supersedans.
>
> Of course, the headline feature of the Giulia Quadrifoglio is that

twin-turbo V6 based on a Ferrari engine, and it certainly deserves the
hype. It generates a massive 505 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of
torque. Thatís more power (though less torque) than the mighty
Mercedes-AMG C 63 Sís V8. Power comes on smoothly and only grows
stronger with revs until the limiter kicks in. Lag is practically
non-existent, and the exhaust note, though a bit blatty inside,
generates a low, gritty howl outside thatís fitting for a slinky
Italian sedan. The only thing preventing the powertrain from being the
unquestionable class champion is the transmission. This is strange,
since itís the vaunted ZF eight-speed automatic, but it shifts slowly
for such a sporty car. At least itís smooth, and the huge metal shift
paddles are a delight.
>
> As for the Giuliaís chassis, itís marvelous with no caveats. What

stands out is its playful demeanor. It keeps you informed of every
move it makes, even throwing in a bit of Miata-like body roll. The
steering isnít quite as talkative, but is more so than many of its
competitors, especially BMW, and itís lightning-quick and weighted
well. To cap it off, the car is highly stable, even on rough pavement,
and the wide tires offer tremendous grip. The ride can occasionally be
bumpy, but never harsh. Itís well-balanced.
>
> At this point it's also worth noting that the character of the

Giulia can be altered substantially with the drive mode selector. The
settings are "Race," "D," "N" and
"A," with the latter standing for "Dynamic,"
"Normal" and "Advanced Efficiency." Race and
Dynamic are the sportiest with the quickest throttle response, loud
exhaust, and more lenient traction settings, and they set the
suspension to the firm setting by default. But the suspension can be
switched back to the normal setting by pressing the shock absorber
button. "Normal" sits in between with reasonably quick
throttle and transmission response but the standard suspension and
quiet exhaust. "Advanced Efficiency" softens throttle
response and keeps revs as low as possible for maximum fuel economy,
and retains the "Normal" mode's suspension and exhaust
settings.
>
> The Giulia Quadrifoglio does have a weak spot and it's the same

thing that immediately struck West Coast Editor James Riswick during
his recent time with the Alfa Romeo Stelvio: the interior. Like its
SUV sibling and the standard Giulia, the Quadrifoglio has an
attractive overall design with a gracefully flowing dash and nice
leather and Alcantara strewn about. But Alfa skimped on important
details. Thereís still low-rent hard plastics; loose, chintzy control
knobs, particularly the drive mode selector and the infotainment
controller; and questionable design decisions such as the lone USB
socket floating at the base of the center stack. There are additional
USB ports under the center console, but the center stack one just
looks like an afterthought. The infotainment system is disappointing,
too, since itís a bit slow and clunky compared with the sharp and
responsive Uconnect system used in almost every other FCA product. On
the plus side, the seats are supportive and comfortable for long
drives, and the steering wheel avoids the trap of too much girth that
plagues the competition.
>
> There's another potential issue beyond the interior: the Giulia

Quadrifoglioís price. At $75,840, itís more expensive than its key
competition. The Mercedes-AMG C 63 S and Audi RS 5 Sportback each
start a couple hundred dollars less than the Alfa. The Alfa does boast
significantly more power than the Audi, but not the Mercedes, which
also features a far nicer interior. Even cheaper is the outgoing BMW
M4 coupe (the outgoing M3 sedan is off the market and the new one
hasnít been revealed yet) at about $5,000 less, and the Lexus RC F
coupe is about $10,000 less. Each has less power, though.
>
> While the competition may provide more well-rounded or affordable

offerings, they still donít match the Alfaís driving experience. Itís
the most fun car in its class, and for those that value the drive over
everything else, itís the obvious choice.

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Old November 2nd 19, 02:47 PM posted to alt.autos.alfa-romeo
MummyChunk
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Default The 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifogli is much better than you might imagine


> > If you haven't taken a look at the 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia

Quadrifogli lately - it might be time to stop into your local Alfa
dealer. Alfa's have gotten a bit of a bad rap here in the USA - but
the 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifogli might change all of that. All
things aside - this car looks amazing and I imagine performs as well
as it looks.
> >
> > From AB
> >
> > When you affix words to a car such as ďAlfa Romeo,Ē

ďQuadrifoglio,Ē ďtwin-turbo,Ē and ďFerrari-derived,Ē youíre setting up
some pretty serious expectations. Add to that a price tag thatís near
the top of its segment, as with our 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia
Quadrifoglio, and those expectations creep ever higher to a point that
seems hard to fulfill. But Iím happy to report the Giulia passes with
flying tricolores. Itís intensely fast, incredibly nimble, and
surprisingly playful and approachable. Itís one of the most fun
supersedans.
> >
> > Of course, the headline feature of the Giulia Quadrifoglio is

that twin-turbo V6 based on a Ferrari engine, and it certainly
deserves the hype. It generates a massive 505 horsepower and 443
pound-feet of torque. Thatís more power (though less torque) than the
mighty Mercedes-AMG C 63 Sís V8. Power comes on smoothly and only
grows stronger with revs until the limiter kicks in. Lag is
practically non-existent, and the exhaust note, though a bit blatty
inside, generates a low, gritty howl outside thatís fitting for a
slinky Italian sedan. The only thing preventing the powertrain from
being the unquestionable class champion is the transmission. This is
strange, since itís the vaunted ZF eight-speed automatic, but it
shifts slowly for such a sporty car. At least itís smooth, and the
huge metal shift paddles are a delight.
> >
> > As for the Giuliaís chassis, itís marvelous with no caveats. What

stands out is its playful demeanor. It keeps you informed of every
move it makes, even throwing in a bit of Miata-like body roll. The
steering isnít quite as talkative, but is more so than many of its
competitors, especially BMW, and itís lightning-quick and weighted
well. To cap it off, the car is highly stable, even on rough pavement,
and the wide tires offer tremendous grip. The ride can occasionally be
bumpy, but never harsh. Itís well-balanced.
> >
> > At this point it's also worth noting that the character of the

Giulia can be altered substantially with the drive mode selector. The
settings are "Race," "D," "N" and
"A," with the latter standing for "Dynamic,"
"Normal" and "Advanced Efficiency." Race and
Dynamic are the sportiest with the quickest throttle response, loud
exhaust, and more lenient traction settings, and they set the
suspension to the firm setting by default. But the suspension can be
switched back to the normal setting by pressing the shock absorber
button. "Normal" sits in between with reasonably quick
throttle and transmission response but the standard suspension and
quiet exhaust. "Advanced Efficiency" softens throttle
response and keeps revs as low as possible for maximum fuel economy,
and retains the "Normal" mode's suspension and exhaust
settings.
> >
> > The Giulia Quadrifoglio does have a weak spot and it's the same

thing that immediately struck West Coast Editor James Riswick during
his recent time with the Alfa Romeo Stelvio: the interior. Like its
SUV sibling and the standard Giulia, the Quadrifoglio has an
attractive overall design with a gracefully flowing dash and nice
leather and Alcantara strewn about. But Alfa skimped on important
details. Thereís still low-rent hard plastics; loose, chintzy control
knobs, particularly the drive mode selector and the infotainment
controller; and questionable design decisions such as the lone USB
socket floating at the base of the center stack. There are additional
USB ports under the center console, but the center stack one just
looks like an afterthought. The infotainment system is disappointing,
too, since itís a bit slow and clunky compared with the sharp and
responsive Uconnect system used in almost every other FCA product. On
the plus side, the seats are supportive and comfortable for long
drives, and the steering wheel avoids the trap of too much girth that
plagues the competition.
> >
> > There's another potential issue beyond the interior: the Giulia

Quadrifoglioís price. At $75,840, itís more expensive than its key
competition. The Mercedes-AMG C 63 S and Audi RS 5 Sportback each
start a couple hundred dollars less than the Alfa. The Alfa does boast
significantly more power than the Audi, but not the Mercedes, which
also features a far nicer interior. Even cheaper is the outgoing BMW
M4 coupe (the outgoing M3 sedan is off the market and the new one
hasnít been revealed yet) at about $5,000 less, and the Lexus RC F
coupe is about $10,000 less. Each has less power, though.
> >
> > While the competition may provide more well-rounded or affordable

offerings, they still donít match the Alfaís driving experience. Itís
the most fun car in its class, and for those that value the drive over
everything else, itís the obvious choice.c7d]

Here is a video
from AB that shows the exhaust note from this car.

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