More double-barreled for Alfa Romeo Giulia and Abarth 595 . Winners for the second consecutive year of the award Best Cars 2018 awarded by the magazine Auto Motor und Sport .
The opinion of the German readers remained the same. For them, the new Alfa Romeo Giulia is the best import car in the middle class . This is the result of the vote for the “Best Car 2018” award. In the 42nd edition of the competition among the readers, Alfa Romeo Giulia won 22.4 percent of the votes . In addition, Alfa Romeo Stelvio the first SUV of the Biscione, and the compact Alfa Romeo Giulietta crown the great success of the brand reaching the second place in the respective categories.
Not only: the readers of “Auto, Motor und Sport “voted Abarth 595 as the best car in the” Mini Car Import “category. The Italian compact sports car wins the prestigious “Best Car” for the third consecutive year thanks to the 27.2 percent vote of the readers, and has also reached the podium in the global Mini Car classification.
The forty-second edition of the “Best Car” competition was decidedly international. The readers of 18 European and extra-European magazines have in fact evaluated a total of 385 models in eleven different categories. “I am proud to be able to receive this award – stated Roberta Zerbi, Head of the EMEA Alfa Romeo Brand, as part of the ceremony held in Stuttgart. This success of Alfa Romeo Giulia assumes an important significance in German territory and shows that our engineers and designers have been able to support the choices of car enthusiasts in Germany “.
Luca Napolitano, Head of Fiat and Abarth EMEA, said: “595 is equipped with excellent engine technology. It is a car that combines iconicity, style and performance. Having received the “Best Car” award for three consecutive years from the German magazine “Auto, Motor und Sport” demonstrates the great value of this car. I thank the readers of “Auto, Motor und Sport” for their renewed trust “.
Alfa Romeo Giulia
In addition to the distinctly Italian design and the rich standard equipment, the wide range of engines is one of the secrets of the success of Alfa Romeo Giulia. Built entirely in aluminum, they represent the cutting-edge technology in terms of fuel efficiency and emissions. The version 2.2 180 HP AT8 Advanced Efficiency, for example, combines top-class performance with an average consumption of 3.8 liters per 100 km, with CO2 emissions of only 99 g / km
The top-of-the-range model, Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is instead equipped with the 2.9 V6 Biturbo petrol engine with 375 kW (510 hp). This version, the ultimate expression of “The mechanics of emotions”, boasts a weight / power ratio at the top of the category – 2.99 kg / hp – thanks to the extensive use of ultralight materials, such as carbon fiber for roof, bonnet, front splitter, rear nolder and side skirts inserts. The weight of the Quadrifoglio version can be further reduced by two components available on request: carbon ceramic brake discs and Sparco seats with carbon fiber rear shell
Alfa Romeo Giulia is one of the safest cars in its segment, as confirmed by the five stars that won the EuroNCAP crash test. In addition, all Alfa Romeo Giulia models impress with their sporty driving, perfect weight distribution between the front and rear axle and the excellent weight / power ratio. Depending on the model, the Alfa Q4 rear or all-wheel drive guarantee not only outstanding sports performance, but also fully register in the tradition of Alfa Romeo, marked by successes in the world of motor racing.
Abarth 595 fans can choose from four different versions – available in sedan or convertible versions – each associated with a 1.4 T-Jet engine with different power, configurable with manual transmission or robotic mechanic The range consists of: 595 hp 145 hp, 595 160 hp track, 595 Turismo 165 hp and 595 180 hp competition.
The 595 range features are embellished with numerous sporting features, standard or on request, able to improve the performance or the aesthetics of the car. Among the main contents are: Record Monza Dual Mode exhaust with four terminals, Koni front and rear suspension, Brembo braking system, Sabelt sport seats in leather or fabric, Uconnect infotainment system TM from 7 “and a wide range of alloy wheels. Finally, on 595 Competizione is available on request – inside the Performance Pack – the mechanical self-locking differential.
The 595 range is completed by two special series, also available in the cabrio or sedan version: 695 Yamaha XSR and 695 Rival. The Yamaha XSR is equipped with a 165 hp 1.4 T-Jet engine, combined with either a manual transmission or a robotic mechanical gearbox and is characterized by the following standard features: Akrapovič exhaust with carbon fiber ends, Koni rear suspension, calipers red brake, 7 “Uconnect infotainment system with Mirror Link, leather seats and carbon fiber mirror caps. The carbon fiber dashboard is also available for purchase on Yamaha XSR
The 695 Rivale, the latest in the range, is equipped with a 180 hp 1.4 T-Jet engine, also combined with a manual gearbox or a robotic mechanical gearbox.
695 Rivale comes in exterior livery dedicated bicolor blue / gray and aquamarine waterline. The Akrapovič exhaust with carbon fiber ends, the Brembo braking system with black brake calipers, the Koni front and rear suspension, the Uconnect infotainment system TM from 7 “with Mirror Link, the blue leather interior and inserts on steering wheel, dashboard and gearshift knob (only on the manual version) in carbon fiber. The mechanical self-locking differential and the Mogano Pack are available for a fee. The latter replaces the carbon inserts inside the car with real wood inserts.