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      Alfa Romeo Giulietta to get dual-clutch gearbox and 235 hp

      Coach Sergio Marchionne has asked his temperamental star player, Alfa Romeo, to raise its game. Working to help that happen, the coach hasn't stopped tinkering with the gameplan, trying to get Alfa out of another quasi-bust sales cycle. It's been said the Giulietta has will "reinstate the marque's reputation for fine handling and performance," and if it does, a properly handling sports car accessible by the masses ought to help restore Alfa's reputation and coffers.

      The Giulietta given the task is one implanted with a the 1.75-liter, turbocharged TBi engine with Multiair. However, that engine currently makes 200 horsepower in the Alfa 159, but for the Giulietta application, Autocar is reporting that it will be additionally boosted to 235 horsepower. Getting that power down in a front-wheel-drive car is likely to be a trick, so plans reportedly call for the Alfao to be aided by a new electronic differential and active dampers, as well as a dual-clutch transmission
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      Alfa Giulietta stays passive

      The most powerful versions of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta will be equipped with passive variable dampers rather the electronic units used on the Mito.

      Justifying the decision, an Alfa insider said: "They provide 80 per cent of the performanc eof the electronic dampers for 20 per cent of the cost."

      The Giulietta will be made as a five-door only. It features a Golf-sized rear compartment but a coupe-like roofline and disguised rear door handles (as used on the 147) to enhance its sporting credentials. The shape draws obvious influence from both the outgoing 147 and the new Mito supermini, but it looks more modern than either.

      It has the most striking three-dimensional version of Alfa’s shield grille yet, supported by two prominent lower lateral air intakes. The muscular sculpting of the body sides leads to prominent rear haunches, with twin exhausts and a diffuser beneath a rear panel whose LED tail-lights echo shapes pioneered in the 156.

      Suspension is MacPherson struts at the front and a new multi-link design at the rear.

      Inside, the Giulietta echoes the twin-binnacle, driver-oriented fascia design that Alfas have traditionally used, but with the familiar centre stack replaced with a simplified, lateral panel. The interior uses novel trim textures and body-coloured metal to signify a change from Alfa traditions.

      At 4.35m in length, the car is 130mm longer than the Golf or the 147. The 2.63m wheelbase is about 50mm longer than the Golf’s or 147’s, and although its extra length makes it look low, it is 50mm higher than the car it replaces.

      Alfa engineers say rear seat space and boot capacity are “the same or bigger” than a Golf’s and that the overall weight is “a little bit heavier” than a comparable 147’s, even though the body-in-white is lighter.

      Buyers will be offered three different designs of 16in, 17in and 18in wheel - a thick-spoke design, a multi-spoke and Alfa’s familiar ‘telephone dial’ design.

      A range of the Fiat Group’s transversely mounted four-cylinder diesel and petrol engines, all turbocharged, will drive the front wheels, ranging from a 120bhp 1.4-litre petrol to a 170bhp 2.0-litre diesel. Later next year there will be a 230bhp Cloverleaf model.

      All Giuliettas will eventually be available with Fiat’s Multiair electro-hydraulic valve actuation. And all get automatic stop-start as standard.

      The line-up will feature five and six-speed manual gearboxes, but Fiat is working on a semi-auto twin-clutch alternative. The cars will get Alfa’s DNA suspension and engine settings system.
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      Justifying the decision, an Alfa insider said: "They provide 80 per cent of the performanc eof the electronic dampers for 20 per cent of the cost."
      This quote sums up Marchionne.

      Cheap, cheap and cheap again. This is the reason why Alfa Romeo is in deep trouble.

      Marchionne hired and sacked Herbert Dehmel to make Alfas what the used to be. Herbert Dehmel is the man who created the RSs at Audi as well as the A8 and A2 concept. Because making quality improvements on Alfas is too expensice.

      He did the same with Karl-Heinz Kalbfell being the former BMW technical boss, who did exactly what Dehmel did.

      The idiot that needs sacking is Marchionne.

      Making the point that Alfa is going to be back in sports cars is a joke. They are trailing with their new engine behind the 3 year old Megane. And the Meagne Sport is unlike the Alfa no barge.

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      Wonderful to see the insider details. Thanks for the info and sharing
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      Quote Originally Posted by [url=http://gearheads.in/post24124.html#p24124
      shishirbn » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:39 pm[/url]]Wonderful to see the insider details. Thanks for the info and sharing
      It is a shame. My whole family are Alfisti, but we are not happy of this money grabbing attitude. There is so much stuff shelfed, it is unbelievable.

      My Alfa 33 16v was made in 1990.

      The engine was detuned (because of Maserati and Ferrari) after it was decided to produce it from 170bhp to 132 from 1712cc capacity. It was the best boxer lump ever built at this capacity.

      It featured quad cams, variable valve timing, offset lobes on the intake cams, independent throttle bodies with a proper plenum chamber, multi angle valve cut and abviously 16v. It also had a properly designed exhaust.

      It was the last real Alfa Romeo being built even being detuned.

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      First Drive :: Alfa Romeo Giulietta

      Autocar guys did a first drive on this car and here is the report on the same

      What is it?
      The Giulietta is Alfa Romeo’s replacement for the 10-year-old 147, a brand new design that aims to show how this 100-year-old manufacturer can challenge class leaders like VW Golf and Ford Focus for refinement and practicality, while bringing Alfa’s “special values” of agility and responsiveness to a wider audience.

      It gets first use of the Fiat’s new Compact platform, an all-new structure to be used for many future Fiat, Alfa/Lancia and Chrysler models. Both the chassis and its all-new suspension (MacPherson struts in front; multilink behind) make copious use of lightweight materials and mass-saving design.

      The fact that a new Alfa gets first use of all this hardware — which includes advanced electric power steering that “suggests” corrections when the car gets out of shape - gives it an advantage the marque has rarely enjoyed since 1984 when its association with Fiat began.

      What's it like?
      Alfa makes a big thing of the Giulietta’s lightness and good power to weight ratio. The truth isn’t quite so clear-cut. The car does have a lighter body-in-white than its predecessor but it is 150mm longer, 80mm wider and, model for model, and only about 20 kilograms lighter than before. That’s a creditable achievement, but it still makes the car about 100kg heavier than its most obvious rival, the VW Golf 1.4 TSi.

      The Giulietta comes to the UK this June in three trim levels and with a choice of four engines (1.4 litre/104bhp and 2.0 litre/168bhp turbodiesels; 1.4 litre/118bhp and 1.4 litre Multiair/168bhp petrol turbos).

      All have Stop&Start, six-speed stick-shift gearboxes, a “DNA” switch on their consoles offering two different regimes (plus a Snow setting) that vary steering effort, accelerator response, electronic stability intervention and settings for the Q2 electronic differential. Veloce models get firmer spring/damper rates plus standard 17-inch alloys wheels with 225/45 tyres instead of the standard 16-inch alloys on 205/55s.

      For performance enthusiasts there will be a skirted, specially-badged Cloverleaf model offering a sportier-still suspension, a 1798cc “1750” turbo petrol engine with 232bhp on overboost, bigger brakes and the option of 18-inch alloys wearing 225/40 tyres.

      Our test car was arguably the most advanced Giulietta of all, the 1.4 litre Multiair petrol turbo with the seemingly impossible combination of strong power and torque (168bhp at 5500rpm and 184lb ft at 2500 rpm), lively performance (135mph and 7.8 sec, 0-62 mph) and extremely frugal Euro 5 emissions standards (a CO2 output of just 134 gm/km and combined fuel consumption of 48 mpg).

      The engine is exceptionally smooth and quiet at low revs, but its sound swells into much more of a pleasant, Alfa-style rasp when you start to use the power. It’s silky right up to 6500, though there’s a slight kick at 6300 (when an upshift light appears between the dials) to remind you that it won’t rev forever. Most impressive is the way this car keeps pulling at about 80mph; hard to believe you get close to 500 miles from your 60 litre fuel tank.

      The Giulietta is a great car to drive, balanced and accurate, but reasonably supple with it. The steering is sweetly weighted and loads gently as cornering speeds rise, but is so high geared (2.2 turns lock to lock) that you never need to alter your hands from ten-to-two, not even for hairpins. The car has class-leading grip, plus neatness and poise in corners and will throttle-steer neatly when driven hard. Body roll is present in modest quantities, but the side support of the comfortable seats negates it completely.
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      Alfa Romeo Giulietta hits the European market

      Alfa Romeo Giulietta

      Model in brief

      Having made its world preview at the recent Geneva International Motor Show, the new Alfa Romeo Giulietta makes its debut today and, from May this year, will be marketed progressively on all the major markets, thus relaunching the brand in one of the most important segments in Europe.

      In Alfa Romeo's Centenary year, the name Giulietta is a tribute to an automobile and an Alfa Romeo legend. In the Fifties, the Giulietta caught the imagination of car enthusiasts throughout the world, making the dream of owning an Alfa Romeo and enjoying its high level of comfort and technical excellence accessible for the first time.

      Now the Alfa Romeo Style Centre has produced a new Giulietta, a five-door hatchback with an evident Alfa Romeo appearance and capable of expressing both great agility on the most demanding routes and providing comfort on everyday journeys. This is due to the new Compact platform which, thanks to the sophisticated technical solutions employed for the suspension, the dual pinion active steering, the sophisticated materials used and the manufacturing technologies implemented, allows the Giulietta to achieve exceptionally high standards both in terms of on-board comfort as well as its dynamic and safety features (active and passive).


      A new platform to enhance road holding and agility in total comfort and safety

      The Giulietta introduces an entirely new platform - called Compact - designed to satisfy the most demanding customers in terms of road-holding, agility and safety. It ensures both exceptional dynamic performance and high comfort levels, thanks to the refined technical solutions employed for the suspension, a new-generation steering system, a light and rigid structure created from materials such as aluminium and high-strength steels, and avant-garde manufacturing techniques.

      This new platform will allow the Giulietta to accommodate the needs of all customers in this category, combining on-board comfort, functional interiors and generous boot space, with the dynamic qualities that belong to every Alfa Romeo. Furthermore, driving satisfaction and comfort can be adapted to meet every customer's specific needs thanks to the Alfa DNA selector, a device that customises the vehicle's behaviour to suit different road conditions and driving styles. The new platform of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta was designed to integrate the vehicle's different systems and exploit them to the full, thus emphasising the three set-up functions (Dynamic, Normal and All Weather) available through the Alfa DNA selector. This device, fitted as standard on the entire range of the new model, is designed to modify the operating parameters of the engine, gearbox, steering system and Q2 electronic differential, in addition to the behaviour logic of the Vehicle Dynamic Control system (VDC).


      Sporty and comfortable, Italian style

      The perfect blend of sportiness and style, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta redefines the Brand's technological standards and emotional values.

      The front displays a brand new interpretation of the classic shield, embedded in the front bumper and suspended between the air vents. This is the starting point for the design of the entire car, which combines an energetic personality with a distinctly elegant form. The front headlights have DRL with LED technology and a day light function for maximum active safety.

      Even the profile of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta is brimming with personality, giving the impression of an agile and sturdy car. This is above all due to the side windows which recall the appearance of a coupé, emphasising the dynamism and fluidity of form, thanks also to the concealed rear door handles. The ribs on the sides of the vehicle seem to elongate the car while the clean lines which end at the rear accentuate the angular shape of the car's body.

      The rear, like the front and side, features distinct styling which emphasises the feeling of a muscular car, firmly gripped onto the road surface. In addition, like the headlights, the innovative rear lights also use LED technology, not only for the sake of style but also preventive safety.

      Lastly, the measurements of the new car amount to a compact and dynamic shape, while at the same time guaranteeing excellent comfort and a spacious boot (350 litres): it is 4.35 metres long, 1.46 metres high and 1.80 metres wide, with a wheelbase of 2.63 metres.


      Advanced features for maximum wellbeing on board

      Attention to detail and high quality materials used for interiors are, today as always, the most developed expression of Italian style. More specifically, the dominant concept in the interiors of the new model is lightness. The lines are clean and the dashboard develops horizontally. The seats are comfortable and their shape is designed to ensure maximum comfort during long journeys.

      Thanks to the advanced ergonomics in the interior design, every switch is ideally located: the main ones are grouped together at the centre of the dashboard and feature the same design as those on the 8C Competizione.

      The navigation system with pop-up display allows drivers to safely display the route or the mechanical operating parameters set by the Alfa DNA device without having to take their eyes off the road.

      There are practical open storage compartments situated in various areas of the passenger compartment: in front of the gearbox, on the centre console and on the interior trim of the doors. There are closed storage compartments - depending on the version - on the top of the dashboard, under the dashboard opposite the front passenger (cooled with dual zone climate control) and in the front and rear armrests.


      Innovative engines for a thrilling, environmentally-friendly drive

      The Alfa Romeo Giulietta guarantees the highest levels of performance and technology through a range of engines that are state-of-the-art in terms of technology, performance levels and environmental-friendliness. At the time of its commercial launch, 4 Turbo engines will be available, all Euro 5 compliant and with a Start&Stop system to reduce consumption levels and emissions fitted as standard: two petrol versions (120 HP 1.4TB and 170 HP 1.4TB Multiair) and two diesels (105 HP 1.6 JTDM and 170 HP 2.0 JTDM, both second-generation MultiJet engines). The range is completed by the high performance 235 HP 1750 TBi with direct injection and scavenging control in combination with exclusive Quadrifoglio Verde interiors.

      This latter version equipped with a 235 HP 1750 TBi engine perfectly represents the way in which Alfa Romeo offers the most in this segment. Not just a means of transport, but a vehicle that can really connect with the customer. There is strong acceleration thanks to high torque levels even at low revs, a smooth response that minimises gearbox use thanks to the flexibility typical of modern petrol engines, and an engine note that is engaging without ever becoming intrusive. In detail, the 1750 Turbo petrol engine boasts advanced technical solutions including direct fuel injection, dual continuously variable valve timing, a turbocharger and a revolutionary scavenging control system that gets rid of any turbo lag. The resulting performance is comparable to – or better than – that of many 3-litre engines while still delivering fuel consumption typical of a compact four cylinder unit. It should be noted that the specific power of 134 HP/litre is the highest in the world for a 4-cylinder unit installed in this category of vehicles, as well as being the highest ever achieved by an Alfa Romeo production engine. The specific torque too, totalling 194 Nm/litre, is the highest of all petrol engines in this category, while the maximum torque of 340 Nm, reached at just 1,900 revs, is excellent.

      The range of engines available can accommodate the needs of all customers. First of all the 120 HP 1.4TB is the ideal engine for those in search of a car that can handle city traffic effortlessly while keeping running costs to a minimum. The turbo engine guarantees prompt response even at low revs (maximum torque is achieved at just 1,750 revs) while Start&Stop, in the city, makes it possible to cut consumption and harmful emission levels drastically, without compromising comfort and on-board safety.

      The 170 HP 1.4 TB Multiair engine is an amalgam of technology, which blends high performance levels with the lowest emissions and fuel consumption levels in its class for petrol engines of this power rating. It is a brilliant and flexible engine, with a maximum torque of a generous 250 Nm (when set to Dynamic), fitted with a Start&Stop system and with fuel consumption and emission levels resembling a diesel engine more than a petrol one with this power rating (4.6 l/100 km in the extra-urban cycle and 134 g/km of CO2 emissions). The combination of this engine with the new platform places the Giulietta at the top of its segment both for its dynamic qualities as well as comfort and practicality during everyday use.

      The 105 HP 1.6 JTDM is a flexible and economical diesel engine that will surprise customers due to its prompt response (in Dynamic mode, max. torque is a generous 320 Nm at just 1,750 revs) combined with extremely low fuel consumption (in the extra-urban cycle, it is just 3.7 l/100 km). This is possible thanks to the combination of second-generation MultiJet technology and the Start&Stop system. Consequently, it is an engine dedicated to all those in search of a car with character and a distinctive style, affording the typical agility and handling of an Alfa Romeo yet able to combine the latter with limited running costs.

      For customers who use the car mostly on the motorway or who demand the maximum performance levels from a diesel engine, Alfa Romeo suggests the 170 HP 2.0 JTDM. Again, it is an amalgam of technology which combines second-generation MultiJet technology with the Start&Stop system. The result is a vehicle with the highest performance levels of its segment, extremely flexible driving (with the dna selector set to Dynamic mode, the available torque at 1,750 revs is a generous 350 Nm), among the lowest fuel consumption and emission levels in its category for cars with this power rating (124 g/km of CO2 and 4.1 l/100 km in the extra-urban cycle). Thanks to the exceptional qualities of the new compact platform, this version is able to blend fantastic dynamic and motoring performance levels with the highest comfort and practicality in its segment.

      All the engines are combined with a state-of-the-art manual 6-speed gearbox belonging to the three axle transmission family, which can withstand and transmit high maximum torque values. Subsequently, the Multiair and 170 HP 2.0 JTDM engines will also be combined with an innovative dual-clutch automatic transmission.


      Segment-leading safety, comfort and dynamic behaviour

      The Alfa Romeo Giulietta was designed to achieve the highest Euro NCAP safety rating to offer total protection for both driver and passengers. In addition, the new platform was devised to guarantee the utmost interaction of the systems in charge of controlling the vehicle dynamics.

      All this is controlled by the real 'brain' of the vehicle, namely the Alfa dna device, which manages all the sophisticated electronic devices for dynamic vehicle control: VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control), Dual Pinion Active Steering, the Q2 electronic differential, the response and torque curve of the engine, the braking system with pre-fill function. All these systems guarantee genuine Alfa Romeo driving safety, vehicle traction and performance.

      The new compact platform, thanks to the sophisticated technical solutions employed for the suspension and the materials used, such as high-strength steels, aluminium, magnesium and xenoy, can accommodate the needs of the most demanding customers in terms of on-board comfort and quiet running, placing the Giulietta at the top of its category also in terms of the everyday practicality of the vehicle.


      Extensive range

      Devised to cater for the different needs of segment C car drivers in pursuit of driving satisfaction and comfort, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta is available in two versions (Progression and Distinctive), along with two customisations (Sport Pack and Premium Pack).

      All the devices linked to active and passive safety are fitted as standard on the entire range. The Progression version comes with the Alfa dna system (with Q2 electronic differential and DST), VDC (including ASR and hill holder), 6 airbags, front seat belts with dual pretensioners and front seats with anti-whiplash system as standard. The standard equipment also includes manual climate control, 16'' wheels, front and rear electric windows, trip computer, stereo system with dual tuner radio, 6 speakers and MP3 CD player. The latter version (Distinctive) offers the following in addition to the standard equipment of the former: 16" alloy wheels, dual zone automatic climate control, leather steering wheel with radio controls, front armrest with storage compartment, cruise control, fog lights, reconfigurable control panel, seats upholstered in Competizione fabric, front armrest, and a stylish chromed insert (chrome line) framing the side windows. The dashboard on the Distinctive version is also distinguished by a stylish insert painted in magnesium grey or, alternatively, in Ghiaccio white, Alfa Red as well as in brushed burnished aluminium.

      Customers can further customise their Giulietta with two specific Packs (Sport and Premium). The first pack is designed to highlight the sporty character of the vehicle with specific features which improve the already excellent handling of the car and includes 17''or 18'' alloy wheels, side skirts, sports pedals, sports seats with leather and microfibre fabric upholstery, brushed burnished aluminium dashboard insert, burnished headlight frames and dark interiors (black ceiling and pillar lining).

      For customers in search of even more technological and complete on-board equipment, the Premium Pack includes bi-xenon lights with AFS function, the Blue&Me system with Bluetooth function, USB port and MP3 player, radio/mobile phone controls on steering wheel, rear parking sensors, rain-dusk-humidity sensors, electrically folding door mirrors and an electrochromic rear-view mirror.

      To customise their Giulietta, customers can also choose from the list of options available, including a large panoramic sunroof, navigation system with maps and pop-up display and a Bose® Hi-fi. In addition, the Blue&Me–TomTom system is also available, which adds navigation functions to the functions of the Blue&Me® thanks to the TomTom portable navigation system which is perfectly integrated with the vehicle's existing systems thanks to a Bluetooth® interface. The TomTom portable navigation system is positioned on the dashboard using a support designed to guarantee maximum safety in the event of impact and complete integration with the vehicle's other systems and improved ergonomics in everyday use.

      There is also a special trim specification dedicated to the version fitted with the 235 HP 1750 TBi engine. It's called the Quadrifoglio Verde (four-leafed clover), a legendary brand which has competed on tracks all over the world. Only available on this engine type, this special version is distinguished by its sporty lowered ride height (15 mm at the front and 10 mm at the rear), 17'' wheels (18'' as an optional), an enhanced braking system with calipers painted Alfa red, as well as sporty interiors which include sporty leather and microfibre seats. All designed to guarantee the best in driving pleasure and segment-leading active and passive safety. It offers reduced fuel consumption for this power rating; the "Quadrifoglio Verde" is thus reinterpreted for today, combining the utmost driving pleasure with greater environmental awareness for eco-conscious and environmentally-friendly sportiness.
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      Alfa Adds New Turbo Engines and Special Version to Brera & s

      Following the unveiling of the new 200HP 1750 TBi petrol and 170HP 2.0 JTDM diesel powerplants in the 159 range late last year, Alfa Romeo UK is now adding the two engines to the Brera coupé and Spider convertible range. In addition to the new powerplants, the company is also introducing to the UK market the new limited edition trim level "Italia Independent" on both derivatives of the sports car.When equipped with Alfa's new 1.75-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine that produces 200HP and 320Nm of torque, the Brera and Spider reach the 0 to 62 mph (100km/h) acceleration benchmark in virtually identical times of 7.7 and 7.8 seconds respectively, before both topping out at 146 mph or 235km/h. Prices are set at £25,205 and £27,205 for the Brera and Spider 1750 TBi respectively.

      With the 2.0-liter turbo diesel plant that churns out 170 ponies and 360Nm of peak torque between just 1750 rpm and 2500 rpm, the Brera and Spider cover the 0 to 62mph sprint in 8.8 and 9.0 seconds respectively, and possess a top speed of 135 mph or 217 km/h.In this case, pricing is set at £24,995 and £26,995 for the coupe and convertible versions of Alfa's sports car respectively. As for the Italia Independent trim level which is available with all engines including the new 1750 TBi and the range topping 3.2-liter V6, both the Brera and Spider variants receive a unique matt black titaniuim finish, 18-inch black opaque 'turbine' design alloy wheels, red brake calipers and Alfa 8C inspired aluminium fuel cap. Inside, the sports cars' interiors boast a black leather bound steering wheel and gear knob with red stitching, carbon-fibre trim inserts, sports dials, black sports leather upholstered seats with Italia Independent branded headrests, aluminium sports pedals and foot rest, and a radio/sat-nav sytem with Blue&Me. by carscoop
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