Alfa Romeo’s QV to rival BMW M’s performance division image

The Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio Verde sub-brand will be taking aim directly at BMW’s M performance division.

The recently unveiled Alfa Romeo Giulia QV will be aimed exclusively at the BMW M3 as the Quadrifoglio Verde sub-brand will be taking aim at BMW’s M performance division. The announcement has been made by the CEO of FCA Australia, Pat Dougherty, who has spoken about it to Car Advice. Alfa has an ace up its sleeve too as it will be applying everything learned from the Dodge SRT program, so expect some brilliant ideas for future vehicles wearing the QV badge on their bodies.

Meanwhile, we will remind you that the newest model signed by the Italian-based car company is called the Giulia. This has been officially unveiled, over the web, a couple of months ago, and it is the successor of the popular 159. The model in question is currently in its range-topping version, the Quadrifoglio Verde, and it is taking aim at the BMW M3, the Mercedes-AMG C63 S, the Cadillac ATS-V and the upcoming Audi RS4, amongst others. Under its hood, the company has used a Ferrari-designed engine, which has six cylinder and it is using a turbocharger. The total output sent to the rear-wheel drive stands at 503 HP (375 kW), allowing the vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.9 seconds. The public debut of the Alfa Romeo Giulia will be made at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, this September.