[VIDEO] 2017 BMW M3 vs 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio : Which Super Saloon is the Best?

Mar 22, 2017 06:00 AM EDT | Yen Palec


The introduction of the new Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio could spell trouble to the rest of the players in the super saloon market, especially when the Italian car have received favorable reviews. The car's moniker might be a handful to pronounce, especially for fans of the BMW M3, but it does sport quite a powerful punch.

The BMW M3 sits quite comfortably in the super saloon market. It has an impressive set of specs and a powerful engine to boast. In fact, it is considered by many as the best in this particular segment that is until a worthy adversary in the form of the Giulia Quadrifoglio comes into the picture.

Powertrain. The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio packs a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 engine. It has a rating of 503bhp and 440lb-ft worth of torque delivered in the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic gearbox, according to Top Gear.

On the other hand, the BMW M3 has a 3.0-liter twin-turbo straight-six engine rated at 425bhp and 405lb-ft. It is available in rear-wheel drive configuration with a six-speed manual with an optional seven-speed automatic.

Looking at the figures, it is clear that the Giulia Quadrifoglio has the upper hand. The Alfa Romeo has a zero to 62mph sprint of 3.9seconds, while the M3 can achieve it in 4.1seconds. In terms of top speed, the Giulia Quadrifoglio is rated to have 190mph top speed, while the BMW M3 has a limited top speed of 155mph.

Price. This is one of the biggest factors in picking a car. A base Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio costs $73,595, while a base BMW M3 costs $64,995, according to Car and Driver. In the end, if you are willing to pay quite a bit more, the Giulia Quadrifoglio is an excellent choice.

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