Latest software update
Just had my QV in for service and asked about getting the software updated.
The service manager explained that they had a software update a little while back to remove the surge when engaging Dynamic as some people complained. Depending on what model and gearbox you had it was achieved in a variety of ways. In the manual QV he said they achieved it by not actually engaging D until you pressed or released the accelerator.
There was an update after this to dial a little bit of the surge back in (as more people complained about it missing) and wasn't sure which one I would be getting. He also explained there was no going back but assured me there would be no drop in power.
The good news is after the update it would seem I have the latter one. There is less surge when engaging D, a less aggressive throttle response from take off (a good thing) and I can't seem to detect any loss in power or torque.
The best news of all though is they have fixed the hill assist braking so it isn't so aggressive and disengages smoothly. It is so good I just forget it is there!
Previous Alfas: Giulia Super 1600, 1750 Berlina, Alfa Sud, 105 GT Junior 1600, 105 1750 GTV, 1983 Giulietta 1.8, 164.