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Alfa Romeo Giulia And Stelvio Recalled Over Contaminated Brake Fluid 2
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Alfa Romeo Giulia, Alfa Romeo Stelvio, alfa-romeo, NHTSA, Recalls on 01 2nd, 2018


When you drive any new vehicle, you count on the brakes to be working properly at all times. But this is not the case with certain Alfa Romeos, as the company has just issued a recall concerning this issue.

The Italian automaker reports that it filled the braking systems on a few hundred new Giulias and Stelvios with contaminated brake fluid, which could damage the brakes and keep them from performing as they should.

The problem appears to be limited to 2018 models manufactured between the 14th and 23rd of November, 2017, of which only 307 examples are estimated to be found in the United States, though it’s possible that there are more in other countries around the world.

Those sedans and crossovers will need to be brought in to their local dealers to have the braking systems inspected and, where necessary, replaced entirely. The process is set to kick off on February 8, so drivers of the affected vehicles had better test their brakes to make sure they’re working in the meantime or refrain from using them altogether.

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Alfa Romeo Giulia And Stelvio Recalled Over Contaminated Brake Fluid 2
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Alfa Romeo Giulia, Alfa Romeo Stelvio, alfa-romeo, NHTSA, Recalls on 01 2nd, 2018


When you drive any new vehicle, you count on the brakes to be working properly at all times. But this is not the case with certain Alfa Romeos, as the company has just issued a recall concerning this issue.

The Italian automaker reports that it filled the braking systems on a few hundred new Giulias and Stelvios with contaminated brake fluid, which could damage the brakes and keep them from performing as they should.

The problem appears to be limited to 2018 models manufactured between the 14th and 23rd of November, 2017, of which only 307 examples are estimated to be found in the United States, though it’s possible that there are more in other countries around the world.

Those sedans and crossovers will need to be brought in to their local dealers to have the braking systems inspected and, where necessary, replaced entirely. The process is set to kick off on February 8, so drivers of the affected vehicles had better test their brakes to make sure they’re working in the meantime or refrain from using them altogether.

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And The Title Of UK’s Best Sports Car For 2017 Goes To… 30
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Alfa Romeo Giulia, BMW M4, Caterham, Film, Honda Civic Type-R, McLaren 720S, Mercedes AMG GT, Mercedes E63 AMG, Porsche-911, UK, video on 12 30th, 2017


As 2017 bids us adieu, Autocar has gathered an eclectic team of the best sports cars this year had to offer in order to crown this year’s champion.

The best of the best list for those past 12 months includes cars like the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, Aston Martin DB11 V8, BMW M4 CS, Caterham Seven 420R Donington Edition, Honda Civic Type-R, McLaren 720S, Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon, Mercedes-AMG GT-R and Porsche 911 GT3.

Being the fastest around a track isn’t what this is all about, with the journos instead trying to find out which one does the best job at being a sports car both on the road and on a circuit.

Therefore, things like chassis balance, grip, power delivery, steering and damping quality are all taken into consideration before deciding which one performs the best as a driver’s car.

It will be certainly interesting to see how cars like the Honda Civic Type R and the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio compare against the McLaren 720S and the latest Porsche 911 GT3, don’t you agree?

If the answer is ‘yes’, get yourself comfortable and prepare for 40 minutes of high-speed driving, along with the usual insights, on the video linked below.

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Study Reveals Ideal Car For British Motorists And It’s A Mess 21
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Alfa Romeo Giulia, Audi R8, Bentley, BMW 6-Series, Honda Civic Type-R, Hyundai i30, Lamborghini Gallardo, Lamborghini Urus, Renderings, Study, UK on 12 21st, 2017


If you could take any design cues you wanted from all your favorite cars and mash them together into something entirely new, what would that look like?

According to over 2,300 motorists who were polled on this issue, such a car would have the body of a Lamborghini Urus, Civic Type R alloys, an Alfa Romeo grille, Audi R8 doors, Gallardo spoiler, Hyundai i30 exhaust, BMW 6-Series lights and of course, a Bentley badge.

Which means that basically, it would be a very weird Bentley, one that also happens to be painted Electric blue, with a matte black roof and trim.

The survey was commissioned by webuyanycar.com, whose head of technical services, Richard Evans, still found something positive to say about the design.

“The final concept definitely still has a certain sporty edge though,” he stated, while adding that “we did expect two-seaters, convertibles and high-speed cars to prove more popular, so it was a surprise that larger shapes and more conventional features tended to top the poll.”

According to SWNS digital, the study also found that British motorists would gladly spend an additional £1,552 ($1,538) on average on upgrades, with a third of them loving the idea of having heated seats.

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Alfa Romeo Giulia Could Get Getting A High-Output Engine With 350 HP 10
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Alfa Romeo Giulia, alfa-romeo, Reports on 11 10th, 2017


The Alfa Romeo Giulia is offered with two engines in the United States but it appears there will be a new variant to slot between the entry-level model and the range-topping Quadrifoglio.

According to automotive journalist Bozi Tatarevic, FCA’s service site is now showing the 2018 Giulia with a high-output turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The listing shows the engine produces 350 hp (261 kW) which would slot it nicely between the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 280 hp (208 kW) and the twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 with 505 hp (376 kW).

Little else is known about the engine but it should be noted the listing shows global service information and the entry includes the Giulia’s 2.2-liter diesel engine which isn’t offered stateside. As a result, it doesn’t necessarily mean the high-output engine will be available in the U.S.

Car and Driver reached out to Alfa Romeo USA and was told there are “No plans for any other engines for Giulia in North America for 2018 model year besides the 2.0L and 2.9L versions.” However, as the publication notes, Alfa Romeo didn’t say anything about the 2019 Giulia.

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New Forza 7 Car Pack Features Giulia QV, Abarth 124 Spider, Others 7
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Abarth, Alfa Romeo Giulia, Classics, Forza, Games, Honda Ridgeline, porsche, Toyota Land Cruiser, video, Xbox on 11 7th, 2017


Forza Motorsport 7 is making a brand new car pack available to gamers, one featuring a wide variety of vehicles across multiple categories.

From off-roaders to race cars and more, this ‘Samsung QLED TV’ car pack looks like it should deliver some very worthy additions to anybody’s in-game garage.

We’re talking a 1957 Maserati race car, a 2017 Abarth 124 Spider, a 2015 Honda Ridgeline Baja Trophy truck, Nissan’s famous Bluebird Super Silhouette race car from 1984, Porsche’s 935/78 racer, the Toyota Land Cruiser Arctic Trucks AT37 and the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio.

As you can see, there’s a strong racing theme here, with a lot of classics on hand – something for the Abarth 124 or the Giulia QV to aspire to, we reckon.

In total, there are seven new cars, three Italian brands, three Japanese brands and one from Germany. The new car pack is available to download now.

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Alfa Romeo, Maserati Slow Down Production Rates After China Sales Blow 19
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Alfa Romeo Giulia, Alfa Romeo Stelvio, alfa-romeo, china, Maserati, Maserati Levante, Reports on 10 19th, 2017


Alfa Romeo and Maserati are slowing down their production rates in Italian factories, following a sales hit in China due to new import rules.
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The Most Fun Alfa Romeo On The Planet Is This Carbon-Cladded Giulia 1
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Alfa Romeo Giulia, Alfa Romeo Videos, alfa-romeo, Chris Harris, Classics, video on 10 1st, 2017


If there is a car today that embodies the essence of what an Alfa Romeo is or should be, it’s this: the Alfaholics GTA-R 290.
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Alfa Romeo Giulia Coupe Tipped To Arrive In Late 2018 22
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Alfa Romeo Giulia, alfa-romeo, Reports on 09 22nd, 2017


Alfa Romeo may have pushed back its 5-Series size sedan until early next decade but the Italian company is pushing ahead with its plans for a Giulia Coupe.
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World’s Greatest Drag Race 7 Has An Obvious Winner 22
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Alfa Romeo Giulia, Aston Martin DB11, Chevrolet Camaro, Corvette, Drag-Racing, Ferrari 488, Lexus LC, Mclaren 570GT, Mercedes AMG GT, nissan gt-r, porsche cayman, Porsche-911, Tesla Model S, video on 09 22nd, 2017


As part of Motor Trend’s annual Best Driver’s Car competition, the publication organizes what it dubs the “world’s greatest drag race.” Now in its seventh year, the race has morphed into an event many patiently wait 12 months to see.
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Alfa Giulia Quadrifoglio Faces Off Against Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe 16
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Alfa Romeo Giulia, Alfa Romeo Videos, alfa-romeo, AMG, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes C63 AMG, Mercedes Videos, video on 09 16th, 2017


Having watched a seemingly endless array of Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio reviews, it’s safe to say that Alfa’s return to the sports sedan market has been a success, at least from a driving standpoint.
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Scuderia Ferrari Drivers Give Alfa Romeo Giulia QV A Thrashing 4
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Alfa Romeo Giulia, Alfa Romeo Videos, alfa-romeo, celebrities, commercials, F1, Ferrari, video on 09 4th, 2017


Put the likes of Sebastian Vettel and teammate Kimi Raikkonen behind the wheel of a RWD 510 PS (503 HP) sports sedan, and tires are going to get abused.
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2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Arrives With Minor Updates 1
Sep
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Alfa Romeo Giulia, alfa-romeo, USA on 09 1st, 2017


The Alfa Romeo Giulia got off to a bit of a rocky start but the company is hoping for greater success this year.
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2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Rises In Price By $1,500 25
Aug
Posted by Brad Anderson in Alfa Romeo Giulia, alfa-romeo, Reports on 08 25th, 2017


U.S. buyers looking to gets the keys to an Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio will have to cough up more cash for the 2018 model year car, following confirmation that the sports sedan is now $1,500 pricier.
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Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Costs A Crazy $1.5K A Month To Lease 22
Aug
Posted by Brad Anderson in Alfa Romeo Giulia, alfa-romeo, Reports on 08 22nd, 2017


Alfa Romeo is looking to make the most of the limited supply of Giulia Quadrifoglio models in the United States with some very steep leasing offers available.
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