Hello & Driving style?
My first post here as yesterday I picked up my first Alfa - an Titanio grey sportwagon 1.9 16v JTDm.
I had to drive 110 miles home after collection and enjoyed it immensely, but have some questions re its performance which you may be able to help with. Its worth bearing in mind I've come from a BMW 330 sport auto, and of course am still learning the 159.
So, when going up a hill - say about a 3 in 10 - in 6th at sub 2k revs about 60mph, the car felt a bit "flat", and not much better when knocked down into 5th, but pretty damn quick when then into 4th. Having to change down this far felt a bit like driving a petrol car and I thought - at least in 5th - I'd have had a lot more "pull" from the engine. Is this the style of the engine - to have to work it a bit - or is there inherrent turbo lag, or is this unusual?
Thanks in advance.