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Alfa Romeo Giulietta (1977)

For other uses, see Alfa Romeo Giulietta, produced between 1954 and 1965 and Alfa Romeo Giulietta (2010), produced since 2010.
Alfa Romeo Giulietta
Overview
Manufacturer
Alfa Romeo
Also called
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Nuova
Alfa Romeo Nuova Giulietta
Alfa Romeo New Giulietta
Production
November 1977–1985
Assembly
Arese, Milan, Italy
Body and chassis
Body style
4-door sedan
Layout
Front-engine, rear-wheel-drive
Related
Alfa Romeo Alfetta
Powertrain
Engine
1.3 L I4 (gasoline)
1.6 L I4 (gasoline)
1.8 L I4 (gasoline)
2.0 L I4 (gasoline)
2.0 L I4 (t/c gasoline)
2.0 L VM HR488 I4 (turbodiesel)
Transmission
5-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase
2,510 mm (98.8 in)
Length
4,210 mm (165.7 in)
Width
1,650 mm (65.0 in)
Height
1,400 mm (55.1 in)
Curb weight
1,100–1,140 kg (2,430–2,510 lb)
Chronology
Predecessor
Alfa Romeo Giulia
Successor
Alfa Romeo 75
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta (Type 116) is an automobile manufactured by the Italian car maker Alfa Romeo. The car was introduced in November 1977 and while it took its name from the original Giulietta of 1954 to 1965, it was a new design based on the Alfa Romeo Alfetta chassis (including its rear mounted transaxle). The Giulietta went through two facelifts the first in 1981 and the second one in 1983. All Giuliettas were 5-speed manual.
While it was a conventional three-box sedan body style, a defining point of difference was at the rear, where there was a short boot, and a small aerodynamic spoiler, integrated into the body. The Giulietta was only offered in sedan form, but there were several station wagon conversions made.

History

First series

At the beginning, two engines were available: 1.3 L (1,357 cc, 95 PS or 70 kW) and 1.6 L (1,570 cc, 109 PS or 80 kW). In May 1979, just under two years later, a 1.8 L engine (1,779 cc, 122 PS or 90 kW) was added, and the following May the Super Giulietta with a 2 litre engine (1,962 cc, 130 PS or 96 kW) appeared.

Second series


Alfa Romeo Giulietta Turbodelta
In summer of 1981, the Giulietta received a minor facelift, externally and internally, while the engines remained the same. The car got plastic protection around the lower body, interior modifications included a new steering wheel, new seats. Instrument panel and the centre armrest were also modified.
The Autodelta-produced Giulietta 2.0 Turbo Autodelta (175 PS) was introduced at the 1982 Paris motor show. This special version had a turbocharged 1,962 cc engine. The production Giulietta Turbodelta version had 170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp) and a KKK turbocharger coupled with two double-barrel Weber carburettors. All turbo versions were black with red interior; only 361 were produced. In the same year, the Giulietta 2.0 Ti and turbodiesel (VM) 1,995 cc version with 82 PS (60 kW; 81 hp) were also introduced.
In 1982, Alfetta and Giulietta turbodiesels achieved seven world speed records over 5/10/25/50 thousand kilometres and 5/10/25 thousand miles at Nardò (Lecce).

Third series

In late 1983, the "84" Giulietta (Series 3) was presented, with minor differences in appearance, bumbers were redesigned and the dashboard was significantly re-designed, the instruments changed slightly and the rear seat in some versions changed its form. Mechanically it was basically the same, with minor modifications to the brake booster and inlet manifold on some versions.
The largest market for the Giulietta was South Africa, where a very successful TV advertising campaign by Alfa Romeo produced good sales between 1981 and 1984. Central to this campaign was emphasis of the Giulietta's new 'aerodynamic' line, which was carried over to the 75, and then the 33. The Giulietta was the 'last hurrah' for Alfa in South Africa before the appearance of the 164 and 156 models in the 1990s
In 1985, after around 380,000 Giuliettas had been built, it was replaced by the Alfa Romeo 75, which used much of the Giuliettas underpinnings.
One of the 361 Giulietta Turbodeltas
Rear view of a Giulietta Turbodelta

Engines

Model
Engine
Displacement
Power
Torque
Top speed
0–100 km/h
Produced
1.3
DOHC I4
1,357 cc
95 PS (70 kW; 94 hp) at 6,000 rpm
121 Nm (89 lbft) at 4,500 rpm
165 km/h (103 mph)
12.7 s
1977–1983
1.6
DOHC I4
1,570 cc
109 PS (80 kW; 108 hp) at 5,600 rpm
143 Nm (105 lbft) at 4,300 rpm
175 km/h (109 mph)
11.3 s
1977–1985
1.8
DOHC I4
1,779 cc
122 PS (90 kW; 120 hp) at 5,300 rpm
167 Nm (123 lbft) at 4,000 rpm
180 km/h (110 mph)
9.6 s
1979–1985
2.0
DOHC I4
1,962 cc
130 PS (96 kW; 128 hp) at 5,400 rpm
178 Nm (131 lbft) at 4,000 rpm
185 km/h (115 mph)
9.4 s
1980–1985
Turbodelta
DOHC I4
1,962 cc
170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp) at 5,000 rpm
283 Nm (209 lbft) at 3,500 rpm
206 km/h (128 mph)
7.5 s
1984–1985
Turbodiesel
I4
1,995 cc
82 PS (60 kW; 81 hp) at 4,300 rpm
162 Nm (119 lbft) at 2,300 rpm
155 km/h (96 mph)
19.4 s
1982–1985

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Last updated on 25 April 2014 at 13:35.

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