Friday, August 31, 2012

Alfa Giulietta 2.0 JTDM TCT - 170 hp diesel engine and automatic

Is the Alfa Giulietta 2.0 JTDM TCT also with dual-clutch transmission. How well the automatic switch box in harmony with the 170-horsepower diesel engine?
Do you remember the Alfa Romeo 156 Selespeed? End of the last millennium, the first automatic transmission came on the market in which the driver to change gears could move sequentially like in Formula 1 - if he wanted to. Otherwise, took over the control not only the domes including gas permeable intermediate shocks when shifting down, they were also the switching strategy. Because of the Inherent power flow interruption when opening the clutch, the gear change was either fast and hard or slow and soft - for comfort lovers no substitute for a fully automatic transmission.

Together with the high-torque two-liter diesel with 170 hp that can expect a superior combination. Performance and fuel consumption (7.1 l/100 km on average) of the equipped with start-stop technology and Alfa Giulietta 2.0 JTDM TCT give no cause for complaint. The agile chassis shows its strength on a flat track, while on bumpy and pitted sections weaknesses in the response of the suspension to light. The gear works best under ideal conditions, but they convince themselves as the two driving modes - normal and dynamic - is limited.

In standard mode the gearshifts unusually slow their pace also through manual intervention at the selector lever - steering wheel paddle shifters cost 115 euros extra - not increased. Only in the dynamic mode, the transition into the Alfa Giulietta 2.0 JTDM TCT works as crisp as one is used by about DSG models of VW. However, this mode is affected in addition to the gearbox, which shifts up now not only faster, but also later, other parameters. Steering and engine response also change towards sporty nervous - like it or not. And in some situations, the transmission controller works simply insensitive - or slow speed maneuvering in car parks rarely goes off without unsightly imperfections.

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