Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio review - MPG and running costs

Alfa's first performance saloon in over a decade is a winner

Evo rating
  • Impressively fast, amazingly approachable
  • Perhaps not as pretty as an Alfa should be, quirky low speed behaviour

MPG and running costs

503bhp doesn’t come cheap; don’t expect huge MPG figures and miniscule fuel bills. Alfa claims the Quadrifoglio will achieve 34.4mpg on the NEDC combined cycle, but we averaged low 20s during a combination of motorway and B-road driving.

Another expenditure that you should take into account is tyres. The Giulia is fitted with Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres, 245/35 19s at the front and 285/30 19s at the rear. They cost approximately £255 and £290 each, respectively.

Now, ordinarily with a powerful rear-drive saloon, you’d expect the back tyres to wear faster than the fronts. However, the front tyres fitted to the Giulia test cars that we’ve had access to had a wear rating of 60 (a more conventional performance tyre would have a rating of 300, and an ’eco’ tyre of about 400). Consequently, driving on track rapidly wears down the front tyres. 

Most Popular

Mandatory speed limiters to be fitted to all new UK cars after 2022
80mph motorway speed limit
News

Mandatory speed limiters to be fitted to all new UK cars after 2022

The use of mandatory speed limiters and data loggers on all new cars has been approved by the European Parliament, and manufacturers are already makin…
28 Apr 2021
The story of the Ferrari Pinin – Pininfarina's 50th Birthday present to itself
Ferrari Pinin front
Ferrari

The story of the Ferrari Pinin – Pininfarina's 50th Birthday present to itself

Back in 1980, Pininfarina’s 50th birthday present to itself was this remarkable concept for a four-door Ferrari, powered by a flat-12 engine. This is …
2 May 2021
819bhp Ferrari 812 Competizione revealed in full – hardcore V12 GT returns
Ferrari 812 Competizione front
Ferrari 812 Superfast

819bhp Ferrari 812 Competizione revealed in full – hardcore V12 GT returns

Ferrari has confirmed its new 812 Superfast special edition is to be called Competizione, and will be joined by the Targa-roofed Competizione A
5 May 2021