The all new Giulia premium saloon is the model Alfa Romeo is banking on for its future and it must get it right if it wants to fight its rivals in the BMW 3-series sized class. The rear-wheel drive saloon that’s been developed with Ferrari’s help has, so far been shown around the around the world only in the range-topping 505bhp 2.9-litre turbocharged V6 Quadrifoglio Verde version.
While the lesser versions have been rumoured only to be revealed next year, Alfa Romeo has chosen to spring us a surprise and announced one of the available engine variant at the Los Angles Auto Show. The petrol versions will utilise a common 2.0-litre turbocharged four cylinder in various states of tune. Meant for consumption in America, only one variant (276bhp) has been confirmed. Other unconfirmed power outputs of the engine should include an under 200bhp and a near 250bhp variant.
The new engine is said to feature direct fuel injection and the MultiAir2 variable valve control system, plus internal exhaust gas recirculation for better fuel economy.