Can a two-door Alfa Romeo Giulia send shivers down the BMW 4 Series’ spine?

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Alfa was constructing nimble sport coupes when BMW was nonetheless peddling bubble automobiles, and its newest mannequin will put the 2 carmakers face to face.

The subsequent step in Alfa Romeo’s most formidable mannequin offensive thus far is true across the nook. The Fiat-owned firm will journey to the Geneva Auto Present to introduce a two-door model of the Giulia, in response to a brand new report.

The coupe will revive the historic Dash nameplate used on a collection of Alfa coupes constructed from the center of the Nineteen Fifties to the late Nineteen Eighties, in response to Australian web site Motoring. The reference to its predecessors will cease on the identify, and the brand new Dash will obtain a contemporary look impressed by the aforementioned Giulia sedan (pictured) and the Stelvio crossover. Alfa is synonymous with breathtaking designs, so the model’s first 4-seater coupe because the Brera and the GT each flat-lined in 2010 can’t afford to disappoint within the styling division.

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The Giulia Dash will journey on the identical rear-wheel drive platform because the Giulia, and the 2 fashions will share most main mechanical elements. At launch, the entry-degree engine shall be a 4-cylinder that’s each turbocharged and direct-injected. It should ship 276 horsepower and 295 pound-ft of torque, and it’ll shift by means of an eight-velocity automated transmission.

Shifting up, the Dash Quadrifoglio will obtain a 505-horsepower, 2.9-liter V6 fitted with a pair of huge turbochargers. It should carry out the benchmark zero-to-60-mph dash in beneath 4 seconds, and it’ll supply Alfisti a close to-50/50 weight distribution.

The Giulia Dash will compete in the identical phase because the BMW four Collection and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe, whereas the Quadrifoglio mannequin might be aimed instantly on the M4 and the C63. It’ll later spawn a convertible named Giulia Spider that may go head-to-head towards the topless variants of the Teutonic duo.

Alfa Romeo isn’t recognized for divulging exact future product info forward of time, so official details about what we’ll see in Switzerland in a few month is scant at greatest. If the rumors are correct, the Giulia Dash will be a part of the Giulia and the Stelvio in U.S. showrooms early subsequent yr.

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