Introducing the 2023 Alfa Romeo Giulia Estrema: an exceptionally seductive sedan

By TechThop Team

Posted on: 13 Aug, 2022

In the 505-horsepower Quadrifoglio, Alfa Romeo's luxury car offers attractive styling and fierce performance. The Estrema trim will be added to the Alfa Romeo Giulia trim lineup in 2023.

Compared to the Giulia Veloce, the Quadrifoglio will be the latest trim level. Compared to Alfa Romeo's previous luxury sedans, what makes the new trims different.

New trim, the Estrema, will be available on the Alfa Romeo Giulia for 2023. The flagship sedan will likely not receive any more updates from Alfa Romeo.

Those who prefer sedans will be pleased to know that the Giulia retains its styling. Alfa Romeo is a welcome departure from the sober Audis and controversial BMWs that dominate the European sports sedan market.  

Alfa Romeo Giulia 2023 will feature five trim levels, the Extreme being the second-highest. In addition to the limited-slip differential and adaptive suspension, the Estrema will include many performance-oriented features of the sharp Quadrifoglio.

A combustion-engine turbocharged V6 engine with 505 horsepower won't be offered in the new trim. In its place, the Estrema will gain some of the finer luxury features of the Quadrioglio, such as wireless phone charging.  

There will be a starting price of $56,685 for the Alfa Romeo Giulia Estrema in 2023. It will cost approximately $5,500 more than the Veloce trim at that price point.

Estrema, however, will cost considerably more than Giulia Ti, with a price tag of $47,585. With its starting price of $45,545, the new lower-tier Sprint trim will be overshadowed by over $10,000. It's unfortunate that every carryover Giulia trim comes with a price bump of about $1,000.

Despite this, the new trim is not nearly as expensive as the quadrifoglio with a V6 engine. Starting at $81,025, the Alfa Romeo Giulia 2023 is the top model in the range. A new BMW M3 starts at around $73,795, which is pretty steep. You'd still have to reconcile picking the M3's design over the Giulia's.  

Unlike the lower trims, the Estrema uses a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It earns 24 miles per gallon in the city and 33 miles per gallon on the highway according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Other than the top-tier Quadrifoglio, every trim is the same. TrueCar estimates the sedan's fuel consumption to be 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. 

A European luxury sedan enthusiast will appreciate the interior trim, Alcantara leather throughout, and contrast stitching. While the Giulia has fine materials, it is considerably less expensive than the Ferrari-like range-topper. With Alfa Romeo's latest trim, you can get high-end materials and decent fuel economy without breaking the bank. 

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