2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia

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2018 BMW M3


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Features & Specs

2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia

2018 BMW M3

Highway Fuel Economy (mpg)

33

25

City Fuel Economy (mpg)

24

17

Transmission

8 Speed Automatic

6 Speed Manual

Passenger Capacity

5

5




2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia vs 2018 BMW M3 near Bronx, NY

Let 2018 be the year you treat yourself to a brand new luxury sedan. There are many options to choose from, but two notable standouts are the Alfa Romeo Giulia and BMW M3. Alfa Romeo is a newcomer to the segment and brings a unique presence in the form of exceptional Italian design and prestige. The BMW M3 has long been a player in the luxury class, and has made a rearview camera standard and updated its entertainment system for 2018. To gain a deeper insight into these two European creations, read on.

2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Power & Handling

There are two powerful, turbocharged engines to equip your Alfa Romeo with. Both engines come with an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear wheel drive. The first two trims, Giulia and Ti models, are powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 280 horsepower and 306 pound-feet of torque. The high performer and most attractive model, the Quadrifoglio takes capability to another level. This model is outfitted with a Ferrari-derived 2.9-liter V6 engine that garners an astonishing 505 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. It also has a high-performance Brembo brake system and a torque-vectoring rear differential that can transfer all available power to either rear wheel. This model is made for speed and rider compatibility.

2018 BMW M3 Power & Handling

The BMW M3 sedan is only available as a singular trim and a few optional add-on packages. The high powered engine is a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six engine with 425 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. It utilizes rear wheel drive and a choice of a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. An optional Competition package increases engine output up to 444 hp, which simultaneously tunes the suspension and differential.

2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Features & Design

From the start, the Giulia doesn't disappoint. For the base model exterior, standard elements are 17-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires, Brembo brakes, xenon headlights, automatic wipers, rear parking sensors and a rearview camera. Taking a look at the interior, you will be given remote keyless ignition and entry, leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, dual-zone climate control, adjustable drive models, a driver information display, Bluetooth, a 6.5-inch central display, voice commands, three USB ports and an eight-speaker audio system. Additional packages offered are Cold Weather package, Performance package, and a Driver Assistance package.

2018 BMW M3 Features & Design

The M3 sedan comes with several great features. Some of these include adaptive suspension dampers, LED headlights, 18-inch wheels, power and heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, keyless ignition and entry, auto-dimming mirrors, BMW iDrive infotainment interface, a navigation system and a Harman Kardon sound system. Supplemental choices come in the form of a Driving Assistance package which has safety features like lane departure warning, forward collision warning, and low-speed automatic emergency braking. The Executive package focuses on more convenience related interests such as adaptive headlights with auto high beams, and a heated steering wheel.

Conclusions

Both of these brands know how to cater to their affluent buyers. The Alfa Romeo Giulia is a refreshing addition and is sure to turn heads on the road and be a conversation starter, and with the Quadrifoglio's commanding engine, you'll be sure to hear it coming. To test drive a Giulia today, visit our dealership in Larchmont.

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