I have now had the Auto 159Q4 and there are some things I don't like about it compared to my 159Q4 manual.
2nd gear is ridiculously short, 85kmh max, the manual 110kmh. Alfa have gone from the gearing being too tall to too short. I hate the way it changes automatically at 6,200rpm in both sequential mode and sport mode, you can't fully rev the car out. The gear up shifts are way to slow. The changing of gears in sequential mode sounds like a Ford Taxi changing grears. The car in manual form is much better, If I could turn back time I would never have traded my manual car,as much as I crirised the manual gearbox and the gearing , for me I have made a bad choice, driving the car for even 400km's is'nt enough time to evaluate the transmission,as at first the sequential gearbos seems fun and you don't tend to try and rev the ebgine out, however after 1500km's of country driving I am disappointed and do not really enjoy driving the car any more. Thank God for my GTV6.
I hope a reset of the ECU helps.