i am actually quite ashamed of my blackline JTD at idle, when sat in our carpark at work, and my parents in law(yes i work for my other half family business) start their BMW 325d or A8 4.2TDI(now thats a motor!)
i hope my new 2.4TI sounds a little better at idle. as the alfa does sound like an old diesel. however, i had 2 old 2.4 10v's and they did sound cool under load. I also had a GTV twin(sounded lovely) and a GTV Cup(number 074) which, sounded stunning(with a supersprint cat-back). however, each to their own, and as an owner of both V6 and 2.4's, i would say both have merits. I actually sold my last 2.4 to a fella who was changing from a 330d. He emailed me after a couple of days of ownership to tell me how much he loved the sound of 'the growler'
Collecting the TI on the 20th and cannot wait!!
will miss the blackline though. Although how much, remains to be seen.
by the way, none of the Alfa engines can hold a candle to the 4.2 V8 audi diesel. 0-100 in 13 dead, and 30mpg. 50-70 in 1.2 seconds. bonkers. hurts me to say it though.
'07 GT Blackline JTD, but a 159TI 2.4 on its way very shortly!