An Alfa Romeo always stands out for the innovation of its engine. Throughout its rich history of more than 107 years, Alfa Romeo has introduced many industry firsts with innovative technologies that contribute to class-leading performance.
The Giulia Quadrifoglio continues this tradition with an all-aluminum 90-degree 2.9 liter Bi-Turbo V6 engine that delivers class-leading 505 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque between 2,500 and 5,500 rpm; it launches from 0-60 in a class-leading 3.8 seconds1 and achieves top speeds of 191 miles per hour.
Amazingly, Alfa Romeo's most powerful production car engine is also designed to deliver world-class levels of efficiency. An electronically-controlled cylinder deactivation system reduces fuel consumption by shutting down cylinders when extra power is not needed and a start/stop system stops fuel flow and shuts down the powertrain when the Giulia is at a full stop.
Besides the Giulia Quadrifoglio, the unforgettable lines and authoritative appearance of the all-new Giulia and Giulia Ti project more than a refined style, they embody the driving experience to its core. An all-new, all-aluminium 280 horsepower1 2.0L I4 Intercooled Turbo engine featuring MultiAir® technology helps achieve a top speed of 149 mph, and 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds1. Minimal turbo lag and the 8-speed automatic transmission serve to exhilarate.
1 Based on Manufacturer testing.
The Giulia Quadrifoglio’s use of ultralight, high-strength materials, class-exclusive technologies and supercar power and handling convert into priceless driving dynamics.
Its formidable engine stats lead to another impressive distinction: with a lap time of 7:32, the all-new Giulia Quadrifoglio is the fastest four-door production vehicle to take on the demanding2 Nürburgring track.
2 Based on Manufacturer testing.
The unforgettable lines and authoritative appearance of the all-new Giulia and Giulia Ti project more than a refined style, they embody the driving experience to its core.
An all-new, all-aluminum 280 horsepower1 2.0L I4 Intercooled Turbo engine featuring MultiAir® technology helps achieve a top speed of 149 mph, and 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds1. Minimal turbo lag and the 8-speed automatic transmission serve to exhilarate.
1 Based on Manufacturer Testing.
The Alfa Romeo 4C centrally mounted aluminum engine is the master of balance; it delivers an impressive power while significantly reducing weight, as it eliminates the need for a driveshaft and optimizes weight distribution by concentrating mass near the center of the vehicle. Its engine design is ultra-modern, an all-aluminum engine with 4 valves per cylinder, ultra high pressure direct fuel injection, a new-generation turbocharger and a dual core intercooler.
The advanced engine technology of the Alfa Romeo 4C maximizes torque at low engine speeds and delivers more power in response to driver input. The control unit determines the valve timing to encourage fresh airflow from the intake through to the exhaust during the overlap period. By improving the circulation in the combustion chamber, this direct flow increases combustion efficiency and turbine speed and reduces turbo lag.
The engine is also equipped with a new generation turbocharger and a pulse converter exhaust manifold that uses pressure waves to boost torque at low engine speeds. The manifold and the turbine are made from microcast steel and designed to operate at very high temperatures (over 1,000°F) — a prerequisite to low fuel consumption on medium/ high-speed highway trips. The wastegate valve is another essential device for engine efficiency. This adjusts turbo pressure control logic to suit driving conditions, minimizing pumping losses.
Like all top competition cars, the Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe and 4C Spider uses an automatic cool-down system to protect its turbocharger. Switching off the engine would normally cause the immediate stoppage of oil circulation, leaving the oil in the turbocharger to stagnate at very high temperatures. The thermal stress suffered by the oil under these conditions causes a loss of lubricating capacity and also leads to the formation of residues that can damage the engine. To prevent this, Alfa Romeo has introduced an after-run pump. This electric pump is automatically controlled by the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and keeps oil circulating through the turbocharger until it has cooled sufficiently.
The 4C Coupe and 4C Spider boasts 237 hp, 258 lb-ft of torque, 136 hp per liter and a blazing top speed of 160 mph —with up to 34 mpg hwy 2 . A quick look reveals an all-aluminum design with 4 valves per cylinder, a new-generation turbocharger, ultra-high pressure direct fuel injection and a dual-core intercooler that cools intake air before it reaches the turbocharger. A quick spin reveals an exhilarating 0 – 60 mph in just 4.1 seconds 1 .
1 Based on Manufacturer testing.
2 EPA estimated 24 mpg city/34 mpg highway. Actual mileage may vary.