Alfa Romeo's warm Giulia has made it to the UK, with a 276bhp, 290lb ft, 2.0-litre petrol engine and eight-speed auto 'box

The Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce is now being sold in the UK, starting at £37,935. 

Despite doubts about whether Alfa Romeo would bring the Veloce to the UK, it was given the green light, although doesn't get the all-wheel drive of the European-spec Veloce and is only available in rear-wheel drive. 

Under the bonnet is a spec-exclusive 2.0-litre petrol engine which produces 276bhp and 290lb ft, while returning a claimed 46.3mpg and emitting 141g/km CO2. Performance is watered down compared to the hot Quadrifoglio variant; 0-62mph comes in 5.7sec and top speed is 149mph, compared with the Quadrifoglio's 3.9sec and 191mph. 

The Veloce gets exclusive bumper styling, as well as the Giulia Quadrifoglio's characteristic alloys. A more aggressive rear diffuser incorporates the Giulia Veloce's two exhausts, and it gets tinted rear windows and xenon headlights as standard. Alfa Romeo has also given the Veloce an exclusive blue paint colour. 

Being a high-spec Giulia, dual-zone climate control, a drive mode selector, 8.8in infotainment system and a host of safety tech like autonomous emergency braking, forward collision warning and cruise control all come as standard.

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jer

13 April 2017
But this with much more torque power and gears and aero can do 149.

13 April 2017
Looks nice. Shame there isnt a manual box option, and a delete option for the 'ugly kid glass' too.

13 April 2017
I'll be buying one of these in about 5 yrs time, when I can afford it.

Can I just request that anyone considering buying one new, pls spec it with red paint and tan leather. I don't want to find myself seeing a sea of grey/silver examples all with black leather - c'mon people, it's an Alfa!

Many thanks for your cooperation :-)

 

 

You're not stuck in traffic - you are traffic!!

13 April 2017
If correct, would there be a 276 bhp car on sale with a lower top speed? A tragic lack of a manual option on an otherwise appealing car.

13 April 2017
The manual gearbox is pretty crap by all accounts and the auto is a very good one.

13 April 2017
Too slow, too expensive except for Alfa die-hards
Modern 8 speed autos are so good the manual has to be perfect to be better so sometimes it's best to just accept that the auto is the only choice.

Curly

13 April 2017
Too slow, too expensive except for Alfa die-hards
Modern 8 speed autos are so good the manual has to be perfect to be better so sometimes it's best to just accept that the auto is the only choice.

Curly

13 April 2017
Curly55 wrote:

Too slow, too expensive except for Alfa die-hards
Modern 8 speed autos are so good the manual has to be perfect to be better so sometimes it's best to just accept that the auto is the only choice.

I agree, a less than perfect manual is a poor excuse, afterall, excellent manuals have been around for many decades. But no manual means i wont look at it, no matter how good the auto is.

13 April 2017
seriously?

14 April 2017
The front seats look DAMN comfy.

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