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Hi All,

Apologies if this sounds newbie-ish but that what I am when it comes to Alfa's.

I have bought myself a 2011 Giulietta, the 170 bhp turbo diesel one.

My question is, is the turbo engaged in normal mode or just in dynamic?

The power delivery seems very smooth and un-turbo like in normal but goes like stink in dynamic...

If so, does anyone know where in the rev range the turbo kicks in?

Thanks,

Sam
 

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It is active in both modes, but it does come in a bit harder earlier in the rev range in dynamic.

Anywhere from just above tick over until the red line and you should have boost.

I find myself driving in dynamic all of the time. In comparison normal and all weather are like driving with the handbrake still on.
 

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Strictly speaking I think it may come in a little earlier in 'N' since peak torque is at only 1500rpm (1750rpm for 'D').

I have to say I find no shortage of boost in 'N'
 

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no, doesn't come in earlier, but the boost continues to build past 1500 rpm in D-mode.

I drive A-mode mostly in my tct. D uses very high revs in auto-shifting (no lower than 1700 rpm and upto redline or beyond) and N + D are reluctant to shift down to 1st gear, while A-mode fixes all that.
 
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