Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio vs BMW M3 Competition in Vaughan, ON

The powerful Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio and the BMW M3 Competition may seem near-identical on paper. Both models are rear-wheel drive, front engine members of the luxury sedan segment, with twin-turbo V6 engines that harness 8-speed transmissions to push each beyond the 500hp threshold. While both these exhilarating models are within similar price points and performance ratings, the 2021 Giulia Quadrifoglio holds the edge over the M3 in a few important categories. Read on to discover more about the Giulia Quadrifoglio and how it compares against the rest of the market, then book your test drive with us here at Maranello Alfa Romeo to experience it firsthand!

How the Giulia is Better than the M3

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Visually More Appealing

One of the most notable factors when considering how the Giulia Quadrifoglio is superior to the BMW M3 Competition is its appearance. On both the interior and exterior of this luxury performance sedan, the Giulia is a marvel of aesthetics when compared side-by-side to the BMW M3. Most noticeable is the stark difference between front fascia designs, with the BMW M3 sporting an awkward front grille design that is underwhelming when first viewing the vehicle. When compared to the Italian-designed Giulia Quadrifoglio, the visual warts on the M3 are even more noticeable. The 2021 Giulia is a master class in design of a luxury performance sedan, and clearly amplified when placed beside the BMW M3.

Excellent Steering & Control

While the M3 Competition may offer slightly more raw power than the Giulia Quadrifoglio, raw power is pointless if the vehicle handles poorly. The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio offers drivers the complete package, with exceptional power matched by unparalleled handling & braking. The best way to describe the 2021 Giulia is that it’s exhilarating to drive fast, while rewarding and easy to drive slow for day-to-day use. The Giulia offers drivers uber-responsive steering control, coupled with Alfa Romeo’s Driver Assist systems, allows you to have complete control of your performance sedan at all speeds. Braking is also exceptionally quick, with the Giulia able to go from 100km/h to 0km/h in only 99 feet.


When considering all factors including overall appearance, safety, and performance, it is clearly the 2021 Giulia Quadrifoglio that stands above the BMW M3 Competition. Here’s a breakdown of the highlights between these two models:

2nd Place: 2021 BMW M3 Competition

Pros: Powerful Engine, Reasonably Comfortable in Certain Settings, Easy to Drive

Cons: Ultra-light Steering, Mushy Brakes, Joyless Drive, Poor Visual Design

1st Place: 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

Pros: Exceptional Steering, Durable Chassis, Very Comfortable, Responsive Brakes

Cons: Finicky Drive-Modes, Aggressive Brake-By-Wire System

The 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is your premier road performance sedan for life here in Vaughan and Ontario. You can find out all about this capable model here at Maranello Alfa Romeo. Visit our Woodbridge location today to test drive one of our Giulia models, and experience Italian luxury for yourself. Book your test drive through the form below, and get started now.