Alfa Romeo Giulia partially revealed, QV variant to feature 380kW V6

Some images of the highly anticipated Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan have hit the web just hours before its official reveal, with a badge confirming the Giulia name.

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The images show what appears to be a pre-production example being transported, and although the image quality isn’t the best you can make out most of the body design.

It looks like the new mid-size sedan in performance trim will showcase slim taillights, neat little vents in the front guards, the all-important four-leaf clover badge on the guards, and a set of staggered wheel sizes.

This is turning out to be a very interesting model from Alfa Romeo, a company which hasn’t made a rear-wheel drive sedan in decades. Power is set to come from a range of turbocharged petrol and diesel engines, including a range-topping twin-turbo V6 built by Ferrari.

The top variant will reportedly produce up to 380kW, making it a clear rival for serious models such as the BMW M3 and Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG. Sources have revealed this ‘Quadrifoglio’ model will be offered with a proper manual transmission too.

Underneath it all is an all-new ‘Giogio’ platform. Fiat-Chrysler is investing US$6 billion into big production expansions in an effort to increase global sales from 70,000 last year to around 400,000 by 2018. Part of the plan includes the new mid-size sedan.

Alfa will officially unveil the Giulia today, European time. We’ll be sure to keep you updated with all the news later tonight.

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