The Giulietta should inherit the legendary Giulia - with a strange wedge shape and transaxle. Did not like anyone, but was a success - especially in Germany.
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Cologne - This should be the successor to the classic Giulia? A cry of horror captured many Alfisti when the Milanese brand in the fall of 1977 presented the Giulietta (Tipo 116). Perhaps the angular wedge shape ( "Nuova Linea") of this sports sedan came too early a few years. Perhaps it lacked the design on the charism of Giulia. It were shadow over the start of the Giulietta.
Source: Alfa Romeo Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Here, the "Julchen" but adapted the elaborate transaxle drive technology from the Alfetta. For the Alfa Romeo had harvested effusive praise from critics and audiences for years. Finally, the concept of front engine and gearbox and coupling rear guaranteed a perfectly balanced weight distribution. And superior handling characteristics, the even BMW fans convinced and Germany established as the most important export market for the Italians.
The Giulietta was the best-selling Alfa - but only after a familiarization phase. Alfa no problem, as the advertisement said: "Last Chance Harvey ... One criticism we make us like much. Because time works for the Giulietta. "
Engines with 100,000 km warranty
Sloppily assembled and quickly stainless Alfasud damaged the reputation of the Italians. So that no doubts about the long-term qualities of Südeuropäerin came up, the Giulietta was awarded a two-year paint warranty and a then unique 100,000-kilometer warranty on the motor. should also convey emotions Formula 1 World Champion Niki Lauda. He rated as a new obligor F1 driver at Brabham-Alfa Giulietta on the first 999 by his autograph.
However, sustainable fascination mediated only fast special editions with magic "ti" seal by the sporty Alfa held Giulietta Zender sport and finally a turbo Giulietta. The even showed the 323i its integrated rear spoiler. the Giulietta with 2.0-liter diesel engine alone always content with a niche role - although the World record of the compression ignition in the high-speed track in Nardo 1982 made global headlines.
When the Giulietta in 1985 handed over the baton to the Alfa 75, a total of 380,000 units of the mid-range model had been delivered. At the end of a respectable result for the second Giulietta generation. The sold, three times more than the same name, built up in 1964 predecessor. Only the Giulia was successful - but which was produced for 16 years.
Success despite red numbers
Source: Alfa Romeo Fiat Chrysler Automobiles The mid-1970s was Alfa Romeo despite red numbers again a global high-volume manufacturer. Even in Germany get respect successes against BMW. spurred a flight of the registration statistics, mainly by Alfasud and Alfetta, but also by the elderly Giulia. Correspondingly high expectations were to 1977 revealed Giulietta.
With aggressive contours, agile engines and sophisticated de Dion rear axle should they win, especially younger drivers and fathers. Therefore, the four-door for the rear passengers offered more space than the competitors. Under the short stub tail fit 420 liters of luggage. Unusually lush standard equipment failed: Tinted windows, tachometer and a five-speed transmission were always on board. The latter was at that time not even at six-cylinder BMW standard.
On the other hand, prices of Giulietta were ambitious. They started mid-1978 at 16,490 marks. more so that the family-friendly transaxle athletes cost than comparable BMW 3 Series or Audi 80. And he also excelled Italian competitors such as the Lancia Beta.
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In addition to the base four-cylinder 1.3 liter engine (90 hp) should especially only 200 marks more expensive, 108 hp 1.6-liter Giuletta convey "strong driving pleasure" (Quote Alfa). In return, these 175 km / h was brisk Giulietta but not fast enough - especially as a renewed discussion about a speed limit on highways was stopped 1978th
Source: Alfa Romeo Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Therefore Alfa handed after two top models. With the 122-hp 1.8-liter gasoline engine, 180 km / h. The following 2.0-liter four-cylinder even taught some Audi five-cylinder engine and BMW Sechsender fear. Also present was the low weight of the Giulietta, which brought empty only just over 1,000 kilograms of advantage.
was downright irritating low, moreover, the standard consumption of the flamboyant Italian, who was given as 7.5 liters. In fact, were the Giulietta consumption values in tests of the trade press but then to 13 liters per 100 kilometers. The Giulietta buyers seemed little to worry about the difference. But Alfa Romeo responded in the fall of 1981 and reduced the real and the standardized consumption of the four-cylinder with a higher ratio of the fifth gear.
At a constant 90 km / h Giulietta consumed according to the standard now only 6.6 liters. The differences in daily life were also significantly lower. So that Knauserpotential was nearly exhausted. The evidence of the 1983 nachgelegte 2.0-liter turbo diesel, which just required 0.4 liters less fuel - but it was much more expensive and gave only 82 hp.
The "last real Alfa"
Source: Alfa Romeo Fiat Chrysler Automobiles The demand for the diesel variant was limited. then a diesel engine in a sporty Alfa, which seemed strange. Not so for BMW, as the Bavarians put a little later with six-cylinder diesel engines for the BMW 5 and 3 Series. At this time the Giulietta hurried already received the zenith of her career. To celebrate, there was a charged and limited to 361 units Turbo racer.
The 170 hp and 206 km / h fleet Giulietta 2.0 Turbo Delta was intended as a homologation model for racing use. You should have the Alfetta GTV 6 inherit that had won four European Championships. But then it turned out differently, because the Alfa 75 faster than expected became the successor of the Giulietta. Once again, in a wedge-shaped Nuova Linea with transaxle concept and rear-wheel drive. Why he is revered by many Alfisti as the "last true Alfa". This deserved recognition as a classic Alfa did not receive the Nuova Giulietta today. Accordingly few surviving sedans recorded statistics.
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