2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti Sport

La meccanica delle emozioni

This car is the replacement for the 2010 Volvo XC70 that I crashed. The decision to buy an Alfa Romeo was all a bit sudden. I've been a lifelong fan of European sports cars, Alfa Romeo included. However, I wasn't planning on car shopping the week between Christmas and New Year's Day, s0 I wasn't really sure what I was looking for at first. But then my wife said get something new that makes me happy. So there you go. The Alfa Romeo slogan, "La meccanica delle emozioni," literally means "The mechanics of emotion." The Italians either have a twisted sense of humor or a fundamental lack of self-awareness or both! Just exactly what emotions will be felt remain to be seen. I'm sure there will be ups and downs with this car, but I'm positively optimistic. This is Alfa Romeo's first volume production car for the USA since they left the market in 1995. It was named Motor Trend's 2018 Car of the Year and evo Car of the Year, Best Sports Saloon, so it's got bona fides. Wish me good luck!


My 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti



Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price

XC70 3.2 AWD: $37,950

Destination: $850


B6324S 3.2-liter In-line 6-cylinder ULEV II (Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle rating) Engine

All-Aluminum construction

Double overhead cam-shafts

24 valves with Variable Valve Timing (VCT)

Variable Intake System (VIS) and Cam Profile Shifting (CPS) on the intake camshaft

Electronic engine management system

Three-way catalytic converter with heated oxygen sensor

Max power output: 235 hp at 6200 rpm

Max torque: 236 ft./lbs. at 3200 rpm

Acceleration: 0-60 mph 8.4 sec

Top speed: 130 mph

Fuel consumption, MPG, mixed cycle: 16/22 – 18 combined

Fuel tank: 18.5 US Gallons


Aisin AW TF-80SC 6-speed Geartronic Automatic Transmission

Electronically controlled Haldex  Generation IV all-wheel drive (AWD) with Instant Traction

Hill Decent Control (HDC)


Front suspension with spring struts (McPherson), anti-dive and anti-lift function

Active multi-link independent rear suspension

Anti-roll bars front and rear

Dynamic Stability and Traction Control (DSTC)

Ground clearance: 8.2 inches


Power-assisted hydraulic rack and pinion steering

Tilt and telescopic steering wheel column

2.8 turns lock to lock


Power-assisted anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), ventilated discs front

Optimized Hydraulic Brakes (OHB)  amplifies braking ability during firm braking by using hydraulics to compensate for low vacuum pressure in the brake servo

Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA) helps you use your brakes to the full in an emergency situation

Ready Alert Brakes (RAB) anticipates severe braking and prepares for it by moving the brake pads closer to the discs

Fading Brake Support (FBS) automatically compensates for the higher pedal forces required after long periods of heavy braking

Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) distributes the braking effect between the front and rear wheels to achieve optimal results according to load and driving conditions

Diagonal-split braking system

Power Parking Brake (PPB)


Complimentary Factory Scheduled Maintenance for 3 years, 36,000 miles


Anti-submarine seats

Cargo security cover

Daytime running lights (halogen semi-sealed with replaceable bulb)

Driver and front passenger supplemental restraint system—multi-threshold air bags 

Intelligent Driver Information System (IDIS)

Illuminated side marker lights/turn signal indicators

Immobilizer, encrypted ignition key

Inflatable side curtain (IC)

ISOFIX baby/child seat attachment system

Rear fog light with auto-off

Safe approach and home safe lighting

Seat belts: five, 3-point inertia-reel belts with automatic pretensioners; front belts have height adjustment

Seat belt reminder

Security system

Side impact air bags for driver and front passenger (SIPS bags IITM)

Side impact protection system (SIPS)

Top-tether child seat anchorage capability

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Whiplash protection seating system (WHIPS)


Auto Dimming Rearview Mirror

Bluetooth handsfree system

Central power door locks with remote control, tailgate and fuel filler door locks

Cruise control

Cup holders (8)

Dual-zone electronic climate control (ECC)

Five padded head restraints

Four reading lights

Front 12-volt power outlet

Front center armrest

Front door-panel storage pockets

Front seat-back storage pockets

High Performance Audio System with In-dash CD 8 speakers

Illuminated lockable glove compartment

Illuminated vanity mirrors in driver/front passenger sun visors

Interior cabin light delay

Leather-clad steering wheel

Leather-clad gear lever knob

Leather Seating surfaces

Luggage/cargo area lights

Outside temperature gauge

Power-adjustable driver seat, 8-way with 3-position memory and lumbar support

Power Passenger seat

Power windows with driver and passenger auto up/down with anti-trap feature

Rear seat ventilation outlets on B-pillar

Rear window defroster with automatic timer

Sirius Satellite Prep

Tilt/telescopic steering wheel with illuminated cruise and audio controls

Two entry lights (in front door footwells)

UXB and AUX input

XC Seat and door panel stitching

XC Floor mats

40/20/40 split-flat folding rear seat


Front and rear skid plates

Front fog lights

Power-adjustable heated exterior rearview mirrors

XC Body trim

XC Grille

XC Roof rails

16x7 et50 Cecino alloy wheels 


Exterior Color 472 Oyster Grey metallic

Interior Trim F101 Leather Offblack upholstery

Climate Package

Heated front seats

Headlamp washers

Heated windshield washer nozzles

Rainsensor windshield wipers

Blue band windshield (3.2 only)

Interior Air Quality System (IAQS)

Humidity sensor for Electronic Climate Control (ECC)

Premium Package

Power glass moonroof 

Leather seating surfaces 

Power passenger seat 

Modern wood trim center console and door panel inserts 

Accessory Equipment

WeatherTech FloorLiner DigitalFit floor mats front and rear


2017/07/?? - Manufactured by Alfa Romeo Automobiles S.p.A. at the Cassino Assembly Plant, located in the town of Piedimonte San Germano, 3km from Cassino, in the province of Frosinone, Italy.

2009/??/?? - Vehicle exported from Italy, imported to Baltimore, Maryland.

2017/11/09 - 16 - Virginia safety inspection performed.

2017/12/27 - 47 - Sold to first owner by Safford Alfa Romeo of Tyson's Corner, Virginia.