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Carbon-Fibre Propeller Shaft

The carbon fiber propeller shaft, used in all versions, is supplied by Hitachi Automotive Systems.
It is around 40% lighter than a conventional steel prop shaft, so are saved around 5 kg.
The impact force is reduced by about 50% at maximum due to collapsible behaviour in frontal impact vehicle collision, so contributing to a better safety of the vehicle.
There is not need for central bearing support structure => less noise, friction, ...


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Gearboxes

8 speed automatic: ZF 8HP 2nd generation

6 speed manual gearbox for standard versions: Getrag 217
6 speed manual gearbox for Quadrifoglio version: ZF S6-53
 

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Structural material of instruments panel and door panels it is used Nafilean.
Nefilean is a bio composite material with 20% hemp fibres reinforced polypropylene compound and designed for automotive structural parts by injection process.
Supplier of the car parts is Faurecia, while material supplier is APM (Automotive Performance Materials) that is a french company.

This material is also lighter than traditional materials.
More about Nafileaf: What is NAFILean ? - Automotive Performance Materials
 

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The interior is largely supplied by Faurecia who provide the same for Ford Transit and Rolls Royce/BMW.
 

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"Integrated Brake System"

Giulia's "Integrated brake system" is based on Continental MK C1 that is an electro-hydraulic system that combines the functions of three "traditional" different systems: brake actuation, booster and control systems (ABS, ESC) .
It allows very fast response times, down to 120 ms from 800 ms of "traditional" systems. Going from 800 ms to 120 ms response time = 9 m (29.5 ft) less space to go from 50 km/h (31 mph) to a full stop.
This performances allows an easier integration with ADAS (advanced driver assistance system) needs.

Continental Automotive -Regenerative Brake System
Auto-innovations : Le frein innovant MK C1 de Continental équipe la nouvelle Alfa Romeo Giulia



 

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Carbon-Fibre Propeller Shaft

The carbon fiber propeller shaft, used in all versions, is supplied by Hitachi Automotive Systems.
It is around 40% lighter than a conventional steel prop shaft, so are saved around 5 kg.
The impact force is reduced by about 50% at maximum due to collapsible behaviour in frontal impact vehicle collision, so contributing to a better safety of the vehicle.
There is not need for central bearing support structure => less noise, friction, ...

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A CF prop shaft also improves acceleration response, as there is basically no distortion of the prop shaft when torque is applied. With steel prop shafts, the shaft distorts longitudinally before the power actually gets to the wheels. This is eliminated using CF, improving acceleration response by a fraction of a second.
 

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Anal car fact: the Mazda RX8 had a carbon fibre propshaft as well.
 

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V6 engine block and heads for Alfa Romeo Giulia is produced by Mazzucconi. They are well known for production of aluminum engine blocks for BMW(for example B48), Volvo and Porsche.

Homepage | Mazzucconi


From their site:



And compare it with Ferrari V8 as in California T:
 

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8 percent British and some 17 percent US content. Equal German and Italian content, almost.Interesting.


How amusing that it's a majority German car by component parts.

That's going to have some of the swivel eyed loons of this parish in all kinds of angst ;)


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How amusing that it's a majority German car by component parts.

That's going to have some of the swivel eyed loons of this parish in all kinds of angst ;)


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anyone with any real experience with Alfa Romeo, if that is who you are alluding to with your insulting and disparaging remarks, know very full well that it would usually be the German supplied parts that would often fail, and the irony being that the infotainment units in German cars from which they draw their claims, are actually supplied by Magneti Marelli

i like the fact Giulia has sacked Bosch and the conspicuous absence of this unreliable electronic component can only add to this car's eventual reliability

youre little subtle continued trolling attempts dont go unnoticed, especially when they are full of crap and misinformation ;-)


since when was 29% a majority ?
 
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