2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia

2020 BMW 3 Series

2020 BMW 3-Series

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia


2020 BMW 3-Series

Starting MSRP

2.0L I-4 Intercooled Turbo


2.0L I-4 Intercooled Turbo

City/Highway MPG

280 hp


255 hp
306 lb-ft


295 lb-ft
Standard RWD


Standard RWD

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia vs. 2020 BMW 3-Series

Since the 1960s, the Alfa Romeo Giulia and the BMW 3-Series sport sedans have competed head-to-head at the top of the luxury small car rankings. While they offer very similar engine options, each has evolved to satisfy a different kind of driver when it comes to driving experience. The Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan’s more dramatic exterior styling contrasts with the BMW’s more businesslike personality — a difference that’s reflected in their handling. Read on for a comprehensive comparison of the Alfa Romeo Giulia vs. BMW 3-Series from the team at Alfa Romeo of Dayton:

3-Series or Giulia: Engines

Both sports sedans come with a peppy 2.0L I-4 Intercooled Turbo. That means they’ll both give Cincinnati drivers a responsive and exciting driving experience, plus the added benefit of impressive fuel economy for the class. Each offer an engine upgrade at the top-of-the-line trims, which will get you horsepower of 505 @ 6500 rpm and 382 @ 5000 rpm, for the Giulia Quadrifiglio RWD and BMW M340-i xDrive Sedan respectively:

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia

  • 280 hp
  • 306 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.1 seconds of 0-60 time
  • Available Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6 engine

2020 BMW 3-Series

  • 255 hp
  • 295 lb-ft of torque
  • Available intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 engine

3-Series or Giulia: Handling

The Giulia offers more flexibility when it comes to customizing your Dayton driving experience, thanks to the standard DNA Drive Mode Selector for a harder or softer suspension. The BMW 3-Series base model offers balanced and responsive steering, but you’ll need to upgrade with optional sport-tuned brakes, enhanced steering, and upgraded suspension systems if you’re looking for the sharp steering and firm suspension of the Giulia base trim. Take a closer look at the Alfa Romeo Giulia vs. BMW 3-Series when it comes to performance specs:

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia

  • Standard DNA Drive Mode Selector for Dynamic, Natural, and Advanced Efficiency driving modes.
  • Carbon fiber driveshaft enables near-perfect 50/50 weight distribution and superb handling.

2020 BMW 3-Series

  • M sport brakes and variable sport steering are available as upgrades.
  • Sport performance M Sport suspension system is available as an upgrade.

Should I Choose the 3-Series or Giulia Sport Sedan?

Either of these athletic sports sedans will mean a high-performance upgrade for your Bellbrook commute, so the choice between them comes down to your preferences when it comes to handling and overall driving experience. For a reasonable starting MSRP of $38,545, the Giulia base trim gets excitingly sharp steering from a perfectly-balanced 50/50 weight distribution and firm suspension. The BMW 3-Series is optimized for a more balanced and comfortable ride with less road response, although you can add sporting upgrades for an extra cost.

Test Drive the 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia in Xenia

If you think the new Giulia is the kind of car you’re looking for, contact us to schedule a test drive! We’re a trusted Alfa Romeo dealership serving Cincinnati and Dayton, and our team is eager to show you our new inventory, lease offers, and pre-owned vehicle specials!

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