Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde vs BMW M3 – Photo Comparison

BMW M3 | June 25th, 2015 by 38
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Virtually out of nowhere, the F80 BMW M3 gets a new opponent: In spring 2016, the new Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde will come to …

Virtually out of nowhere, the F80 BMW M3 gets a new opponent: In spring 2016, the new Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde will come to market and aims to reshuffle the cards in the premium mid-range sportscar segment. The Giulia Quadrifoglio will be the first example of Alfa’s bold strategy to take on BMW, Mercedes and Audi.

With a balanced weight distribution, 510 horsepower from a 2.9 liter V6 twin-turbo engine developed in collaboration with Ferrari and a rear-wheel drive, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde seems to have the right ingredients promising tremendous driving pleasure. Thanks to the use of carbon fiber, the sporty Alfa also has a curb weight of around 1500 kilograms (3306 lbs).

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The sporty Giulia should run from standstill to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds. The Giulia Quadrifoglio will only be offered with rear-wheel drive and a manual transmission.

The Giulia Quadrifoglio will go on sale in Europe early next year and in the U.S. a few months later.

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Whether Alfa Romeo could benefit from the Ferrari know-how and set a new benchmark for performance sedans, we will find out next year. For now, let us know in the comments below which design you like best.

38 responses to “Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde vs BMW M3 – Photo Comparison”

  1. Jean says:

    Damn this Alfa looks very good. Im really looking forward to see some reviews and tests with this car. Hope that Alfa establishes itself strong among the premium car makers.

  2. jason bourne says:

    The wheels and the cleft lip front grille ruin it for the Alfa… Don’t these designers know you need room for a front license plate?

    • BKirk says:

      I’ve run without one for years on my car past hundreds of cops, been pulled over several times and none of them ever mention it. It would be almost criminal to put one on an Alpha :) That’s the case I would make when I got pulled over haha.

    • J.S. Louise says:

      They move it to drivers side. The same as it has worked on the 147, 156, 159, Brera, GTV, Guileta.

  3. Stephen Garrett says:

    Honestly not feeling the looks. It’s not pretty, and it’s kinda derivative. And I can’t imagine it being priced aggressively. I’ll take an M3 or ATS-V in a heartbeat over this.

  4. Daniel Johnson says:

    I was really excited for this car, but to me it looks too much like a mix between a Lexus LFA, a Chrysler 300, and a Mazda 6. Very disappointed. Given the chance I would still drive one though.

  5. CDspeed says:

    It looks like some one stretched an Alfa skin over a pre-existing car, it’s like they added an Alfa grill and some performance parts to a Chrysler 200. It doesn’t look bad it just looks a bit cheap.

  6. Dux Mea Lux says:

    Absolutely stunning, my next car without question, it will fit nicely next to the E46 M3.

  7. Kaisuke971 says:

    This car has the weight of the M4 and the power of the C63S. It has a 2.9l Maserati engine tuned by Ferrari, mated exclusively to a manual gearbox. With it, it can go from 0 to 60 in less than 4 seconds. Well i know that you already know and understand all this stuff but… Think about it. I can’t wait to see how will this beast perform around a track against the other big boys :D
    Oh and… This segment is just going nuts right now ! First the F80 came out, and it was a beast. Then the C63S, the ATS-V, now the Giulia QV and next the XE SVR… It’s absolutely mind blowing O_O The comparo are going to be huge, and i really wonder if, finally, a car will really set apart from the others, as the absolute king. Because it looks like a strong match right now :O
    PS: I saw the car in its more basic white tone and, well, i don’t really feel the design finally… In red, and like here, it’s bonkers but if it only looks good in red then the design is not done well enough. The M3 looks awesome in every single color you could think of ! Just wanting to wait for other colors before the final judgment.

    • emcon1 says:

      It’s not a Maserati engine but a newly developed 90 degree V6 based off one of Ferrari’s V8 blocks.

      • Kaisuke971 says:

        When you want to look smart try to at least check the date of the post first. The concept was literally just released at that time.

        • emcon1 says:

          In 2011 it was known that Ferrari engimeers were working on a special new powertrain for the top performance model and perhaps a less powerful but similar engine for the top luxury models. The one engine is the 2.9L 90 degree V6 in the QV spec and there will also be a 60 degree V6 turbo (i don’t know if it will be twin or single turbo or if it will be 3.0 or 3.2) but that engine is also coming at some point.

          • Kaisuke971 says:

            How is this a ‘Top luxury models”. When i wrote this comment, most people believed this car had a Maserati V6 just like maserati uses Ferrari V8s.

          • emcon1 says:

            Only the stupid ones that didn’t do their research. You know, the ones that didn’t complete their degrees… ;-)

          • Kaisuke971 says:

            It was on the 25th of June 2015, the car had just been announced, we only had rumors and speculations about it. This is an M3 fighter, and it’s just an Alfa, most people thought that the Dino’s engine in this thing was just an utopia at the time.

            Maybe you need to do some researches ?

  8. joseph_rma says:

    I don’t know, I just expected something more “emotional” (maybe I picked a wrong word), more special from Alfa Romeo. Maybe it is emotional for someone, it is again opinion to opinion.
    Looks good, but as I said I expected more from brand like this, like 159 did at it’s age. Alfa played safe this time, putting already seen things on it. Also we are waiting for more pics of “calmer” models, and maybe it’ll look more attractive to me, as well on the streets

  9. charlie hustle says:

    the headlights say ‘lexus’. the grill is ugly. the specs look great, but give me the naturally aspirated V8 of the previous gen M3 any day of the week.

    • Tiffany Monyata says:

      V8 from the old M3 was crap, slow, expensive to mod since it wasn’t factory ready for FI. Plus why would anyone want a V8 when you can get 510 HP from a 2.9L V6 duhhh

      • charlie hustle says:

        the ONLY reason everyone is turning to turbos is emissions.

      • charlie hustle says:

        and the ‘old’ M3 V8 was voted International Engine of the Year in it’s size segment each year of its existence.

        • Tiffany Monyata says:

          Engine of the year awards mean little to nothing, especially when you are talking about the performance segment.

          FACT stock BMW 135i DCT’s spank V8 M3’s all day. Sad an awarded engine too weak to live up to its M designation.

          • Jean says:

            Yeah, exactly, Engine of the Year awards mean nothing, but a post on the internet by Tiffany…now that means something.

        • emcon1 says:

          So was the old 2.5 V6 Busso engine. But time has come for change. And this time this change is good!

  10. Tiffany Monyata says:

    If Alfa wants to take the crown they need to dump the manual transmission, SUPER slow. A proper ZF or DCT will drop that 3.9 0-60 enough to own the segment.

    • Petard Hoister says:

      Tiffany, I agree – you should totally avoid an M3 since those BMW engineers clearly have no idea on how to design and build engines compared to your local mod shop. Boosting a turbo to the max is really hard compared to naturally aspirated power, and shifting gears is such a waste of time and it costs you easily 2 tenths on the quarter mile! I mean why own a ripoff M-car anyways when Camaros, Mustangs and NOx exists? Performance all the way!

      • maxnix says:

        The only reason the 1M didn’t have a DCT is that it would have embarrassed the M3 with its V8.

        • skylarw says:

          Its not always about straight line highway acceleration, if thats what your after you need to speak with the folks at AMG. The M cars are and always have been made for track duty, its the complete package. The N54 engine has big problems with heat even in city driving, let alone beating it on the track. Turbos are good for a commuter car where low end TQ is important, but on the track, or your favorite back road the flexibility and responsive nature of a NA engine wins every time, there is a reason journalists praise them so much. Plus, its easy to crank a million HP from an engine with 12 turbos, it takes true engineering to make high HP/L NA.

  11. Zakari Kempachi says:

    for the people who don’t know alfa Quadrifoglio is their all wheel drive version if that’s the case and it still weights 3300 lbs its possible their may be a lot of embarrassed german car owners

    • Brian Anthony Cox says:

      F.Y.I. Although this will come in an AWD version, the Quadrifolio is not a designation for AWD but translates to “Four leaf clover”. Which is the official designation for all Alfa race and performance cars. It has been so ever since famed Alfa race driver Ugo Sivocci could not when a race until he painted a “Quadrifolio” on his car, he won that race but when testing a new Alfa race car he did not paint the clover leaf on and was killed that very day in the car. That cemented Alfa’s use of the symbol from then on.

  12. honest voice says:

    This is a monster. I love the legendary front grille.

  13. Scott Wilson says:

    The problem with Alfa’s has always been reliability. That being said, I’d take the Alfa in a heartbeat. Any romantic would.

  14. emcon1 says:

    Giulia for sure. And it’s much faster, much more potent and comes from Italy. I currently own 3 Alfas and they really are drivers cars with performance to match their stunning looks!

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