Despite being Alfa’s first rear wheel drive sedan in a while, the Giulia managed to impress its buyers. In fact the car is regarded as one of the best in its class which is not an easy feat to achieve when considering its rivals. Thanks to that it now looks like Alfa Romeo is looking to expand their roster in order to offer a full set of cars. One of these is likely going to be the rumored 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Coupe. Even though the car has yet to be officially confirmed, it looks like this will happen in the near future.
What is it?
Just like its name suggests, the coupe is going to be the two-door version of the Giulia. This will directly compete with a suite of German coupes and so far it looks like it may actually win. The car will be based on the same platform as the regular Giulia and it will feature some of the technological feats used on the sedan. A carbon fiber roof together with aluminum body panels are expected to be standard on the coupe.
These should allow the car to be lighter than the sedan while being more structurally rigid. This would make the car better to drive and it would also allow it to be more controllable. No word on the pricing just yet but it is safe to assume the car will be slightly more expensive than the sedan. This will be especially true for the base models as these are expected to miss some of the base engines found on its sibling.
2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Coupe Specs
The base model of the 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Coupe is likely going to feature a 2.0 liter turbocharged-four gasoline engine. This should provide 276 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque which is more than enough for most people. The lesser 197 horsepower version is not going to be available in any market. The European market is also expected to receive a 2.2 liter turbocharged inline-four diesel. With around 178 to 207 horsepower and as much as 350 lb-ft of torque this should suffice for most as well. All of them will come with an 8 speed automatic gearbox as standard while an optional rear wheel drive system will be offered for sure. A manual is unlikely considering the market targeted by this car.
A high performance version of the 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Coupe will definitely be released at some point in the future as well. This will receive the Ferrari-developed, and built, 2.9 liter twin-turbo V6 engine. With around 503 horsepower and 440 lb-ft of torque this will easily make the Giulia Coupe the most powerful car in its class. Like the others, a rear wheel drive system will be standard alongside an 8 speed automatic.
|2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Coupe|
|Dimensions And Weight|
|Engine And Transmission|
|Power/torque||505 hp/440 lb-ft|
|0-60 mph||3.8 sec.|
|Top speed||190 mph|
|PRICE RANGE: will probably cost around $39,000
|Competitors:BMW M4,Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe|
The design – inside and out
Most of us wonder how the new Giulia Coupe is going to look like. However, if we take a close look at the current sedan it becomes clear the car has been intended to spawn a coupe version.
The hood is quite long and the cabin is quite pushed back. Thanks to that the car would look great with a sloping roof-line and with just two-doors.