Alfa Romeo has announced pricing for the Giulia Quadrifoglio in Australia, and it’s set to be more expensive than the equivalent BMW – where the BMW F80 M3 is priced at $139,615 (RM452,293), the Italian high-performance sedan is listed at $143,900 (RM466,174) in Australia. It does come in as more affordable than its Stuttgart rival, the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S, which is priced at $155,615 (RM503,725).

Like the Giulia Quadrifoglio, the C 63 S boasts a horsepower figure in excess of 500 hp – the Merc with 510 hp and 700 Nm of torque from its twin-turbocharged, 4.0 litre V8, while the hot Alfa Romeo produces 510 hp and 600 Nm of torque from its 2.9 litre, twin-turbo V6, propelling it from 0-100 km/h in 3.9 seconds and onwards to a top speed of 309 km/h.

The Alfa Romeo Giullia Quadrifoglio also holds the current production sedan lap record at the Nurburgring Nordschleife, with a 7 minute 32 second lap time, edging out the Porsche Panamera Turbo which managed a 7:38 around the circuit also known as the Green Hell. In addition to the range-topper, the Alfa Romeo range in Australia will also consist of the base Giulia, Giulia Super and Giulia Veloce.

GALLERY: Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio