Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Australia has announced the range-topping QV will retail at $143,900 (plus on-road costs), with the high-performance sedan available in dealerships from February this year.
This places the QV above the BMW M3, its primary rival (139,615 plus on-roads) in terms of cost. However, Alfa Romeo believes its sedan beats the BMW in performance, safety, and equipment.
The QV is priced competitively when compared to its other German rivals the Mercedes-AMG C63 S and Audi RS4 Avant, which cost $155,615 and $170,626 plus on-roads respectively.
The Giulia QV, which is being launched here ahead of its sister variants, has a 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6, which produces 375kW and 600Nm, and currently holds the production sedan record at the Nurburgring.
Steve Zanlunghi, President and CEO of FCA Australia, says the pricing places the Giulia QV well in the market.
“Heralding best-in-class performance, we believe the Giulia QV price represents a competitive and value driven proposition for Australian motoring enthusiasts looking for something different,” he said.
The Giulia is the halo model in Alfa Romeo’s current line-up, with the QV the flagship of the range.
Australia will receive four specifications of the sedan, starting with the entry-level Giulia, the Giulia Super, Giulia Veloce, and Giulia QV. Pricing for the rest of the range will be revealed later in the year.