Italy's reminder to the world that it can still produce an exciting sport sedan is officially arriving in America, and now, we know how much it'll cost. Alfa Romeo announced Thursday that its new sedan, the Giulia would start at $37,995 (without destination fees) here in the U.S. of A.
The mid-range Giulia trim, Giulia Ti, isn't much more, starting at $39,995. All-wheel-drive is available as a $2,000 option on both cars, and buyers can also add Alfa's $1,250 "Sport Exterior Package" if they're looking for some colorful brake calipers and 18-inch sport wheels. Both the entry-level Giulia and the Ti will arrive on sale in January.
But the big news here is the top-line, 505-horsepower Giulia Quadrifoglio, which has a starting price of $72,000. It's the first Giulia model to go on sale in America; buyers will be able to pick them up starting this month. It's worth noting that number is $8,000 more than the starting price of its direct competitor, the BMW M3. (That pricing trend is also true for the cheaper Giulia models, as the normal BMW 3 Series starts at $33,450.)
The Ti model has two other optional packages—Ti Sport and Ti Lusso—for those who need something a little extra, where that's a luxury boost or that extra sport feel. Both packages run an extra $2,250. For those who don't need the additional packages, an un-optioned Giulia Ti has 18-inch wheels, wood interior trim, Sirius XM satellite radio, and an 8.8-inch infotainment screen. The Ti Sport package has its own front and rear fascias, colorful brakes, 14-way seats in the front, 19-inch wheels, and aluminum paddle shifters.
Ti Lusso adds new fancy leather seats that have something called "cannelloni inserts" —which, to us, sounds something like an Italian grandmother might force her grandchildren to swallow following a long family dinner —12-way power seats, and the choice of real dark gray oak or light walnut real wood trim. An additional performance package of the Giulia has an adaptive performance suspension, aluminum paddle shifters, and a limited-slip differential.
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