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By now, we know that Alfa Romeo will be launching the diesel Giulia models first before the two petrol variants. Well we’re here to take a closer look at them for all you diesel cans out there.

Buyers will get to choose between two versions of the same 2.2-litre four cylinder engine, the entry level 147hp model or the more powerful 177hp option.

The entry level tuned diesel engine will have an output of 147hp at 4000rpm and 280lb ft of torque at 1500rpm for a 0-62mph acceleration time of 8.4 seconds. If you want to trim and additional .2 seconds off your time then you’ll have to equip the Giulia with the eight-speed automatic gearbox, giving the car a substantial torque boost to 331lb ft.

One step up in power will give you an output of 177hp at 3750rpm.The torque numbers are the same as the 147hp model but it has a faster 0-62mph time of 7.2 seconds or 7.1s with the automatic gearbox. Along with more power, the 177hp has a higher top speed of 230km/h compared to the 147hp model’s 220km/h.

As for as fuel efficiency ratings go and CO2 emissions, both models are the same with a combined rating of 67.2 mpg UK and 109g/km of CO2.
Both models also share Alfa Romeo’s Integrated Brake System (IBS) which, they say will provide drivers with exceptional stopping power (62-0mph in 38.5 meters) and it’ll completely remove all pedal vibrations. Keeping everyone safe are standard features like Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Brake systems.

Those of you in Italy, Belgium, France, Austria, Spain, Switzerland, Germany and Netherlands can start placing in your orders for the diesel Giulia but, if you’re waiting for the 200hp and 280hp 2.0-litre turbo petrol models then you will have to wait a while longer.

Here's the full spec sheet for your perusal.

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