Tuesday, June 21, 2011

2011-Alfa Romeo Giulietta [reviews]

After its world premiere of the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, the new Alfa Romeo debuted in May 2010 and gradually sold in all major markets, which is relaunching the brand in one of the most important segments in Europe.

The centennial year Alfa Romeo Giulietta was appointed a tribute to a car and an Alfa Romeo legend. In the fifties, took Alfa Romeo Giulietta the imagination of car enthusiasts around the world, making the dream of owning an Alfa Romeo and enjoy the high level of expertise and comfort techniques available for the first time.

Now, the Centro Stile Alfa Romeo has produced a new Alfa Romeo, five doors and clear the appearance of the Alfa Romeo and are able to express such is the most challenging agility and comfort for all day trips. This is a new compact platform that allows advanced technical solutions to serve the suspension, Dual Rack and pinion control active, sophisticated materials and manufacturing techniques used to implement, allows to get the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Exceptionally high standards as well as in terms of ship comfort and driving dynamics and safety (active and passive).

A new forum to improve the safety grip and agility, comfort and total

Alfa Romeo Giulietta introduces an entirely new platform - called Compact - designed to meet the most demanding customers in terms of grip, agility and safety. This provides both outstanding performance and comfort with dynamic solutions to sophisticated techniques used for the suspension, a new generation of operating system, a lightweight and rigid made of materials such as aluminum and high strength steel, and production techniques of avant-garde.

This new system allows the Alfa Romeo Giulietta meet the needs of all customers in this category, which combines the comfort of a train, functional interiors and generous boot capacity, where the dynamic properties, which include all the Alfa Romeo. In addition to driving pleasure and comfort can be customized to meet the needs of each client, thanks to the Alfa DNA switch, a device that measures the behavior of the vehicle under different road conditions and driving styles. A new forum for the Alfa Romeo Giulietta is designed to combine the in-car systems and exploit them fully, which emphasizes the establishment of the three functions (Dynamic, Normal and All Weather), through the Alfa DNA switch.

This device, installed by default on the full range of the new model is designed to change the operating parameters of the engine, gearbox, steering and electronic differential Q2, in addition to the system control logic for vehicle dynamic behavior (VDC).

Sporty and comfortable, Italian style

The perfect blend of sportiness and style, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta redefines the technology standards of the brand and the emotional values.

On the face of a new interpretation of a classic dish embedded in the front bumper and the break between the air intakes. This is the starting point for designing the entire car, which combines a strong personality clearly an elegant form. The headlights are LED daytime running lights and the light of day as a measure of active safety.

The profile of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta is full of personality, giving the impression of a car that is agile and strong. This is mainly due to the side windows to remember the look of a coupe, emphasized the dynamism and fluidity of form, thanks to the hidden door behind the handles. The ribs seem to stretch the sides of the vehicle in the car and clean lines that extend to the rear of the car shows the angular shape of the body.

The back, as the front and sides, the different aesthetic that focuses on the feeling of a muscle car, clinging to the road surface. Moreover, as headlights, tail lights also use innovative LED technology, not only for reasons of style, but also preventive safety.

Finally, measuring the amount of compact and dynamic shape of the new car for a very comfortable and spacious boot (350 liters): it is 4.35 meters long, 1.46 meters high and 1.80 meters wide , with a wheelbase of 2.63 meters.

Advanced features such as passenger comfort

The attention to detail and quality materials used in the interiors are now, as always, the most developed expression of Italian style. Specifically, the key concept in the interior of the new model is a lightweight. The lines are clean and the panel expands horizontally. The seats are comfortable and its shape is designed to provide maximum comfort during long trips.

Thanks to an advanced ergonomic design, each switch is in an ideal position: the most important are grouped in the center of the dashboard, and have the same model as the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione.

The navigation system with pop-up screen allows drivers to check the safety of the route or the operating parameters established by the Alfa DNA mechanical device, without taking his eyes off the road.

There are practical open storage compartments located in different areas of the cab in front of the gearbox in the center console and door linings. There are storage compartments closed - depending on the version - at the top of the dashboard instrument panel facing the front passenger (cooled with dual zone climate control) and front and rear armrests.

Innovative engines for an exciting, eco-driving

Alfa Romeo Giulietta guarantees the highest performance and technology with a range of engines that are state-of-the-art technologies, levels of performance and environmental friendliness. Since its commercial launch, the four engines Turbo is available, all in accordance with Euro 5 and with Start & Stop system to reduce consumption and emissions are fitted as standard: two petrol versions (120 hp and 170 hp 1.4TB 1.4TB Multiair ) and two diesel engines (105 hp and 170 hp 1.6 JTDM 2.0 JTDM, both second generation Multijet engines). The range is complemented by high-performance 235 1750 TBi HP direct injection and control scan in combination with exclusive interior Quadrifoglio Verde.

This latest version has a-235-horsepower engine is perfectly TBI 1750 as Alfa Romeo, offers the best in this segment. Not only the means of transport, but a vehicle that really connects with the customer. There is a strong acceleration thanks to higher torque at low revs, smooth response minimizes the use of the gearbox is the characteristic species of modern gasoline engines, and the note of the engine, taking advantage of ever becoming intrusive. Detail, 1750 diesel Turbo offers advanced technological solutions, such as direct injection, variable valve timing continues, turbocharger and a revolutionary control system of cleaning, get rid of any turbo lag. The resulting performance is comparable to - or better - that for many 3-liter continue to produce the fuel consumption of a typical four-cylinder compact.

Note that the specific power of 134 hp / liter is the highest in the world in a 4-cylinder unit installed in this vehicle category, while the highest ever for a production of Alfa Romeo engines. The pair also specific for a total of 194 Nm / liter, the highest of all gasoline engines in this category, while the maximum torque of 340 Nm, is just 1,900 rpm, is excellent.

Our engines available to meet the needs of all customers. First, the 1.4 TB 120 bhp engine is ideal for those looking for a car that can handle city traffic with ease, while the lowest operating costs possible. Turbo engine ensures a fast response even at low rpm (peak torque is reached only 1750 cycles), when the Start & Stop, in the city, reduces fuel consumption and harmful emissions significantly without sacrificing the comfort and safety of ships .

1.4 TB 170 bhp engine Multiair is a combination of technology, which combines a high performance level of the lowest emissions and fuel consumption of petrol engines in its class with this power. This is an excellent and flexible engine with a generous maximum torque of 250 Nm (if set to Dynamic) with Start & Stop levels and fuel consumption and emissions more similar to diesel than petrol, this time with a power (4.6 l/100 km in the urban cycle and 134 g / km of CO2). The combination of this new engine platform for Alfa Romeo at the peak of the segment as well as its dynamic properties and comfort and practicality of everyday use.

The 105 bhp 1.6 JTDM diesel has a flexible and cost that will surprise customers because of its rapid response (in dynamic mode, max. Torque of 320 Nm at just 1,750 rpm generous), combined with very low fuel consumption (the extra-urban cycle is just 3.7 l/100 km). This is possible by combining the latest technology Multijet second and Start & Stop system. Therefore, an engine is dedicated to all those who seek a car with character and distinctive style, with the agility and handling typical of an Alfa Romeo is still able to combine these with limited operating costs.

Customers who use the car for the road more, or who require maximum performance levels of the diesel engine, the Alfa Romeo 2.0 JTDM offers 170 hp. Again, it is a combination of technology, technology that combines second generation Multijet Start & Stop system. The result is a performance of a vehicle in its segment, a very smooth driving (where the group selector DNA in Dynamic mode, the available torque at 1750 rpm is a generous 350 Nm), the lowest fuel consumption and emissions of its category for cars that power (124 g / km of CO2 and 4, 1 100 km in the extra-urban cycle). Thank you for the exceptional features of the new compact platform, this version is able to combine beautiful and dynamic driving performance, comfort and practicality in its class.

All engines are combined with a manual of the state of the art 6-speed, belonging to the family of three shaft that can withstand and transmit torque up high. Then the Multiair and 170 HP 2.0 JTDM engine is also associated with an innovative dual-clutch automatic.