2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Gets $1,500 Price Increase, Adds Standard Equipment

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Brandon Turkus is CarsDirect.com’s Automotive Content Manager. He’s responsible for editing content that appears on these pages, and also represents CarsDirect’s sister sites The Car Connection, Motor Authority, and Green Car Reports in Detroit, Michigan. Before joining Internet Brands, Brandon served as a contributor for enthusiast sites Autoblog and Motor1, covering automotive news and reviewing the industry’s newest models.


, Automotive Editor - August 23, 2017

Alfa Romeo’s most expensive model is going to get a little bit more expensive for its second year on the market. The price of the 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is climbing from $73,595 (including a hefty $1,595 destination charge) to $75,095. But that $1,500 premium is no bad thing.

From model year 2018 on, the 505-horsepower Giulia will add a 14-speaker Harman Kardon audio system and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking as standard equipment, Alfa Romeo confirmed to CarsDirect. Considering the two features demand an extra $1,400 on the 2017 Giulia Quad – $900 for the audio system and $500 for forward collision warning – this amounts to a year-over-year increase of just $100. Seems reasonable for two worthwhile features.

Adding standard forward collision warning with auto emergency braking also gives Alfa Romeo a safety trump card against its two biggest rivals, the BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C63, which only offer the equipment as part of pricey packages that build on other equipment groups. Adding the safety tech to the M3 requires a total of $5,600 – $1,700 for the Driving Assistance Plus Package and $3,900 for the Executive Package. You’ll spend $4,450 to get auto emergency braking on the C63, thanks to the $2,250 Driver Assistance Package and its prerequisite, the $2,200 Multimedia Package.

Things are more neutral on the audio front – the M3 gets a standard 16-speaker Harmon Kardon audio system and the Mercedes packs a 13-speaker Burmester setup to the Giulia Quad’s standard 14-speaker setup.

Of course, it bears mentioning that the Giulia Quadrifoglio’s $1,500 price increase for 2018 won’t necessarily translate to leasing. And as we told you last week, figuring that out is far from a precise science.

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, Automotive Editor

Brandon Turkus is CarsDirect.com’s Automotive Content Manager. He’s responsible for editing content that appears on these pages, and also represents CarsDirect’s sister sites The Car Connection, Motor Authority, and Green Car Reports in Detroit, Michigan. Before joining Internet Brands, Brandon served as a contributor for enthusiast sites Autoblog and Motor1, covering automotive news and reviewing the industry’s newest models.