2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia RWD

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia*

2020 BMW 3 Series 330i Sedan North America

2020 BMW 3 Series

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia vs. 2020 BMW 3 Series

The historic head-to-head competition between Alfa Romeo and BMW has exhilarated drivers all over the world and pushed engineering to new heights. A particularly exciting comparison has been that of the new Alfa Romeo Giulia vs. BMW 3 Series sport sedans. Both offer comparable engines, while the 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia offers significant upgrades to the power and performance you can experience while touring San Leandro. Discover whether the 3 Series or Giulia fits your Walnut Creek lifestyle with the Berkeley experts in our comprehensive comparison guide.

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia


2020 BMW 3 Series


Starting MSRP

2.0L I-4 Intercooled Turbo


2.0L I-4 Intercooled Turbo
280 hp


255 hp
306 lb-ft


295 lb-ft

City/Highway MPG

Standard RWD


Standard RWD

Alfa Romeo Giulia vs. BMW 3 Series: Pricing and Configurations

While the Alfa Romeo Giulia starts at an affordable $39,345, the BMW 3 Series starts significantly higher at $40,750. Seven trim levels offer Alfa Romeo drivers a unique range of options unmatched in the BMW 3 Series, which only offers four configurations. It’s obvious that the highest trim level of the BMW 3 Series, the M340i xDrive Sedan cannot compete the overwhelming ferocity of the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio with its available range of packages, including the Driver Assist Package, including:

  • Active Blind-Spot Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop
  • Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control
  • Driver Attention Alert
  • Highway Assist System
  • Infrared Windshield
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Traffic Jam Assist
  • Traffic Sign Recognition

3 Series or Giulia: Performance

To most accurately compare the 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia vs. BMW 3 Series, the performance specs are essential pieces of what makes these vehicles unique. While both sport sedans come with an eveready 2.0L I-4 Intercooled Turbo engine, the Alfa Romeo Giulia delivers unparalleled power for your Fremont travels:

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia

  • 280 hp
  • 306 lb-ft of torque
  • 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds
  • Available Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6 engine

2020 BMW 3 Series

  • 255 hp
  • 295 lb-ft of torque
  • Available intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 engine

At the top trim levels, you’ll have access to a white-knuckle horsepower of 505 in the Giulia Quadrifoglio RWD and a respectable 382 horsepower for the and BMW M340i xDrive sedan respectively. If you’re already convinced of the superior prowess of the Alfa Romeo Giulia vs. BMW 3 Series, explore more comparisons, such as that of the Giulia vs. Audi A4.

Alfa Romeo Giulia vs BMW 3 Series: Handling

For those interested in extra flexibility of a driving experience, it is the Giulia that outperforms the BMW 3 Series on every count. While the BMW 3 Series offers exceptional steering and handling, its most effective features require a significant upgrade. Available sport-tuned brakes, enhanced steering, and upgraded suspension systems will be required on the 3 Series to match the handling performance of the 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia:

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia

  • Standard DNA Drive Mode Selector for Dynamic, Natural, and Advanced Efficiency driving modes
  • Carbon fiber driveshaft enables near-perfect 50/50 weight distribution and superb handling

2020 BMW 3 Series

  • M sport brakes and variable sport steering are available as upgrades.
  • Sport performance M Sport suspension system is available as an upgrade.

Test Drive the 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia in Berkeley

The only way to truly experience the exceptional performance and quality of the Alfa Romeo Giulia is to sit in the driver’s seat and take a test drive in Berkeley. If you’re still wondering whether the Alfa Romeo Giulia or BMW 3 Series fits your lifestyle, the thrill of driving a new Alfa Romeo is sure to convince you. However, we at McKevitt Alfa Romeo of Berkeley understand our drivers prefer to know the finer points of their luxury vehicles, so we’ve created model research guides for all the exceptional vehicles in our showroom. We also have compiled expert reviewsContact us to find out more today!

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