The only down-fall with the Brera & 159 is it's wieght. In low gears from low down RPM's it does feel heavy.
The car could benifit from more torque & for VVT to react around 3,000rpm as oppose to peak torque being 4,500rpm, then all 4 cams & 24 Valves kick in, but that's how the VVTiming is set to work.
The weight is down to the GM/Fiat Premium platform as oppose to the Eplison 2 that GM used on the Vauxhall/Opel Vectra.
GM/Saab never used the GM/Fiat platform, they only featured them as concept cars ( Saab 9x & Insignia Concept ). Saab felt they would of had to develop a different suspension than what Alfa use, which would have proven to costly.
The Q4 i found when pulling away from standstill (once the bitting point is found), needs the throttle to be applied smoothly to allow the clutch, transferbox, diffs, ect, and 4 wheel drive to pull away smooth.
But if the bitting point is found, then RPM's applied to 2,000 plus pushing the throttle peddle hard at the same time as popping the clutch, all 4 wheels just grip and the car does bang into action. Almost like a derv where you get max torque coming in one great lump.
But once the cars in 3rd above 4,000rpm's there's not much in the same bhp league that can or will out-run it
Concepts from GM/SAAB
Last edited by IAMBRERA; 23-02-15 at 22:23.