OK guys & gals. Listen up, this is IMPORTANT
regarding your hesitation issue.
I've been liaising with a very amenable chap called Nick Jackson at ARUK.
We've had numerous very constructive conversations regarding the hesitation & tyre wear issues plus general talk regarding AO, the constructive threads on here that would give them excellent real feedback (PDI, Dealer recommendations etc.) on how well (or sometimes not) Alfa SPa, ARUK and its dealers are performing.
To cut to the quick, I have advised Nick that Alfa Holland are using the AD map as a free upgrade on 2.2 cars to cure the hesitation / torque hole at 1750 - 2050 RPM, plus giving the engine greater flexibility and fuel efficiency.
I have also stated that Mango's offer said map as a cost to customer cure and I have made my feelings very clear about this.
Nick stated that whilst aware of the issue & the map, the AD map is not sanctioned by Alfa but can be done if you want (at cost) without affecting your warranty.
Now for the important bit.
What we all need to do is contact ARUK Customer Services on 00800 25320000
, state that me (Simon Addison) has been speaking with Nick Jackson, report the hesitation issue, state that you are aware ARUK and dealers know of the fault and that you know there is a map available as a cure (but unsanctioned but at cost) and that you want a case number (record it) for your call and a subsequent solution to the fault.
The same applies to tyre wear so I'll post the same on that thread.
Hope this is welcome news as there could be some light at the end of the tunnel for us 2.2ers