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Alfa Romeo Giulia

Launched in 2016, the Alfa Romeo Giulia is still a relatively new player in the premium saloon segment. With powerful engines offering up to 505 bhp and chic looks, the Italian model is on par with BMW. 

The Giulia is a bit shorter at roughly 4.64 metres, but that should hardly bother anyone. Like the 3 Series, all-wheel drive is available for buyers in climates where the extra traction is a selling point.

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