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Carbon-fibre flagship levels up Alfa Romeo Giulia
Alfa Romeo lobs limited Giulia Quadrifoglio Carbonio Edition from $143,900 BOCs
10 Aug 2018
ALFA Romeo Australia has released the Giulia Quadrifoglio Carbonio Edition, limited to 20 examples and priced from $143,900 before on-road costs.
Despite costing the same as the regular Giulia Quadrifoglio, the Carbonio Edition adds more than $8500 worth of equipment, most of which features carbon-fibre.
Specifically, carbon-fibre has been applied to the V Trilobe front grille insert, side mirror covers, front illuminated scuff plates and cover for the eight-speed automatic transmission’s gear selector.
Additionally, dark 19-inch alloy wheels and a leather and Alcantara steering with a carbon-fibre insert feature.
Exterior paintwork colours for the Carbonio Edition are limited to tri-coat Trofeo White and Competizione Red, which attract a $4550 premium over the regular Giulia Quadrifoglio.
According to Alfa Romeo Australia head Fulvio Antonelli, the Carbonio Edition ups the Giulia Quadrifoglio’s already high ante.
“The new Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Carbonio Edition blends the same highly-acclaimed driving dynamics, technologies, lightness and efficiency with new distinctive styling features to accentuate its dynamic performance and design,” he said.
“The Giulia Quadrifoglio Carbonio Edition brings something fresh, unique and exhilarating to the premium sports sedan market in an exciting year for the brand in Australia, spearheaded by the launch of the all-new Stelvio SUV.”
As previously reported, the Giulia Quadriofoglio is motivated by 2.9-litre twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine that produces 375kW of power at 6500rpm and 600Nm of torque from 2500rpm to 5000rpm.
As a result, the rear-wheel-drive Giulia Quadrifoglio can sprint from standstill to 100km/h in 3.9 seconds while on the way to its top speed of 307km/h.
Claimed fuel consumption on the combined cycle test is 8.2 litres per 100 kilometres, while carbon dioxide emissions have been tested at 189 grams per kilometre.
Standard equipment includes an 8.8-inch infotainment system, satellite navigation, a 7.0-inch multi-information display and a 14-speaker sound system with a 900W amplifier, plus Bluetooth and USB connectivity.
Advanced driver-assist systems extend to autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and a reversing camera.
Sales of the Giulia have increased steadily this year, with 368 examples sold to the end of July – a 5.7 per cent increase over the 348 deliveries made during the same period in 2017.
As such, the Giulia is currently placed eighth in the $60,000-plus mid-size-car segment, trailing the Mercedes-Benz C-Class (3526 units) and CLA (2032), BMW 3 Series (1876), Audi A4 (958), Lexus IS (695), Audi A5 Sportback (459) and Volkswagen Arteon (443).
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