Certified Benz & Beemer Compares 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia VS 2017 BMW 4 Near Scottsdale, AZ

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2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia

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2017 BMW 4

Safety Comparison

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To help make backing safer, the Giulia’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The 4 Series Gran Coupe doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Both the Giulia and the 4 Series Gran Coupe have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, available all wheel drive, crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems and front parking sensors.

Reliability Comparison

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The engine in the Giulia has a single overhead cam for simplicity. The engines in the 4 Series Gran Coupe have dual overhead cams, which add to the number of moving parts and the complexity of the cylinder heads.

Engine Comparison

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The Giulia’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. produces 32 more horsepower (280 vs. 248) and 48 lbs.-ft. more torque (306 vs. 258) than the 430i Gran Coupe’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

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For better stopping power the Giulia’s standard brake rotors are larger than those on the 4 Series Gran Coupe:

 

Giulia

4 Series Gran Coupe

Front Rotors

13 inches

12.3 inches

Rear Rotors

12.5 inches

11.8 inches

Suspension and Handling Comparison

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For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Giulia is .5 inches wider in the front and 1.3 inches wider in the rear than on the 4 Series Gran Coupe.

Passenger Space Comparison

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Because it has more passenger and cargo room, the Giulia is rated a Mid-size car by the EPA, while the 4 Series Gran Coupe is rated a Compact.

The Giulia has standard seating for 5 passengers; the 4 Series Gran Coupe can only carry 2.

The Giulia has 8 cubic feet more passenger volume than the 4 Series Gran Coupe (100 vs. 92).

Ergonomics Comparison

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The Giulia has a standard remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The 4 Series Gran Coupe doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

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