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

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. 

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