Details Emerge On New 2012 Alfa Romeo Giulia

New details have just emerged on the new 2012 Alfa Romeo Giulia, which completely flips things around, literally.

Rumors have suggested that the car would be rear-wheel drive, but AutoExpress is reporting that the Giulia will ride on a longer version of the Giulietta’s front-wheel drive platform.

To try and keep some of the Alfa handling magic, the Italian automaker will add Active Roll Control that will automatically stiffen the springs and dampers when the car enters a corner.

The Giulia will come with many engine options, including a 1.4-liter turbocharged powerplant with 118 horsepower and 168 horsepower. To wrap up the gasoline side of things, there will be a 1.8-liter 200 horsepower motor offered. On the diesel side of the table will be motors that range from 104 horsepower to 200 horsepower.

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The top spec Cloverleaf model might use Chrysler’s Pentastar 3.3-liter V6, which will include MultiAir technology and direct fuel injection. It would have been hard to imagine a Chrysler motor in an Alfa years ago and in fact, it still is.

Alfa is hoping to get 300 horsepower out of this motor, with power running to either the front-wheels or an all-wheel drive setup.

The Giulia should be ready for production in late 2012.

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/autoexpressnews/260896/alfa_revives_curvy_giulia.html