Prices are in for the European 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio image

The long wait is over as we finally have the pricing information for the first model in the long line of rebirth cars that should propel Italian premium marquee Alfa Romeo to stardom.

The distinguished Italian brand has a huge history – and almost no present. Now the Giulia mid-size sedan is all about setting the future, but it first has to take care of the “now” moment, right? And we might see buyers enticed by the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, the quickest sedan on the Nurburgring Nordschleife – with a record lap of 7 minutes and 39 seconds. Of course, Porsche might have a saying once it reveals the second generation Panamera on June 28, but let’s not jump ahead, shall we. In Germany, the Alfa Giulia QV will be had from €71,800. Or if you live in the Brexited UK you can have it for £59,000.

Compared to its prime rivals, the favorite high-performance sedan in the segment, BMW’s M3, is a balanced affair at £56,605 in the UK or €72,600 in Germany, respectively. There are even costlier options – the Mercedes AMG C 63 S will go for a whopping £67,450 or €84,549, respectively. For the Alfa Giulia, you get under the hood a twin-turbocharged V6 that was tweaked in development by the Ferrari gurus. And that’s 503 horsepower (510 PS) and 442 lb-ft (600 Nm) of torque, good for a 3.9 seconds sprint to 62 mph (100 km/h).