When Alfa Romeo unveiled the new 2017 Giulia Veloce at the 2016 Paris Motor Show in October it presented two power options. One is a 2.2-liter diesel engine that provides 210 hp of output at 3,500 rpm and 470 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm. The other is an all-aluminum 2.0-liter powerplant which develops 280 hp of output at 5,250 rpm and 400Nm of torque at 2,250 rpm.
While the 280 hp of output that the 2.0-liter four-cylinder, turbocharged GME T4 engine generates is already a handful, it would not allow the 2017 Giulia Veloce to compete against the likes of the 2017 Audi S4 quattro, 2017 BMW 340i xDrive and 2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 4Matic. But it seems Alfa Romeo, or parent FCA, would not let it go by without making sure that its Giulia Veloce could properly compete against the aforementioned cars.
This was discovered by Squadra Tuning, a Netherlands-based tuning shop that managed to push the power up on a 2.2-liter diesel-powered Giulia. Browsing through the FCA parts Web site for the Dutch market, Squadra Tuning discovered a more powerful variant of the GME T4 is currently in the works and will be up for fitment on the Giulia Veloce. Squadra took a screenshot of its discovery and posted it on its Facebook page. The image show terms like “CC2.0” which refers to the GME T4, while Vermogen is a Dutch word that could mean “power” or “engine.” The image shows two versions of the GME T4: a 280 PK or hp unit, and a 350 hp variant.
Apparently, there is a considerable gap between the Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce (with 280 hp of output) and the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio (with 505 hp of output). The arrival of a Giulia Veloce with 350 hp of output should fill in that gap in the Giulia range. For now, Alfa Romeo has yet to officially announced that a 350 hp version of the Giulia Veloce would soon arrive.
The 2.0-liter four-cylinder GME T4 engine officially announced for the Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce features "2-in-1" turbocharger system as well as direct injection with a 200-bar high pressure system. It also features the MultiAir electro-hydraulic valve activation system. It is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission and the new Q4 four-wheel drive system.
New Giulia Veloce also is provided with new technologies like Active Aero Splitter, Torque Vectoring technology, active suspension and Integrated Braking system. Standard safety systems include the latest cruise control technology, lane departure warning, integrated brake system, autonomous emergency brake and forward collision warning. It is also equipped with highly advanced 6.5-inches Infotainment media controller, Alfa DNA system and dual zone climate control technology.