The Giulia sedan is part of a three-model Alfa Romeo lineup that includes the sweet little 4C roadster and the Stelvio utility vehicle. In size, performance and price, the Giulia (pronounced Julia) stacks up against the BMW 5 Series sedan, including the availability of all-wheel-drive. That feature, which can send up to 60 percent of available torque to the front wheels, can be had with the 280-horsepower turbo four-cylinder. It’s mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift controls. The automaker claims a zero-to-60-mph time of 5.5 seconds. For greater performance, the rear-wheel-drive Quadrifoglio (Italian for four-leaf clover) bursts from the gate with a 505-horsepower twin-turbo V-6. With this version, the sprint to 60 mph takes 3.8 seconds. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard with either powerplant. All Giulia models come with a wealth of standard features such as wood and leather interior trim, sporty bucket seats, leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel and touch-screen display. The Giulia Ti adds more luxury content plus adjustable suspension settings while the Quadrifoglio comes standard with the latest in crash-avoiding and mitigating technologies.
...AREAS OF FOG THIS MORNING... AREAS OF FOG AND DRIZZLE HAVE QUICKLY DEVELOPED ACROSS THE AREA THIS MORNING WITH THE LOWEST VISIBILITIES ALONG AND EAST OF INTERSTATE 95 AND VIRGINIA STATE ROUTE 460. VISIBILITIES HAVE LOWERED TO AROUND ONE MILE IN AREAS WHERE IT RAINED LAST NIGHT, WITH LOCAL VISIBILITIES DROPPING TO ONE HALF MILE. THE FOG AND DRIZZLE WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE MORNING COMMUTE WITH VISIBILITIES SLOWLY IMPROVING BY MID TO LATE MORNING. MOTORISTS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR SUDDEN CHANGES IN VISIBILITY DUE TO THE AREAS OF FOG. DRIVE AT REDUCED SPEEDS...WATCH FOR CHILDREN AT SCHOOL BUS STOPS...AND USE LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS ONLY.