2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia TI Sport Q2
Does anyone know why there is a .5 second delay in D mode when you shift?
I do not have the Quad, so I am just curious. I do have to say that the trans does not like low RPMs, and sometimes when it needs to kick down to speed up, it sputters a little, like it has to wake up. I typically use the paddles instead of the gas paddle.Dynamic is less sporty and more "luxurious" than Race mode (on Quads). What model do you have, and has it always done this? The luxurious approach assumes a more comfortable ride with a less aggressive shift mapping. But I could be way off. Hopefully more experienced guys will chime in... Also try shifting at higher rpm. Ferrari F1 transmission, as well as full manuals, shift better a higher rpms when the synchros are spinning faster. But the US Giulia has a ZF torque converter transmission and no clutch plate like on an F1.
QV has a slightly different transmission than 2.0T in order to handle the higher torque from the engine.Hehe, yeah and it might also be a fluid dynamics effect in the torque converter (am I going crazy?). But if ZF says it can skip gears, this is unlikely. But the the fluid/pressure transfer and the "ring" clutches are how an automatic works. But the Quad transmission is the same as Ti and Base right? It's just the software map that's different? Then it would be the same situation as the Challenge Stradale compared to regular 360s. The hardware can handle it but it was the software that was conservative until the performance team could push the envelope a little and make the maps more aggressive.
I notice on my Ti Q4 that both the throttle and shift action is different when the car is is cold. It is so different, yet consistent, that I assume it is purposely tuned this way in software. It forces the driver to be gentle until things warm up just a bit.Noticed this for the first time this AM, car was left outside and it was really cold sub-45 degrees over night...
shifting from 1st to 2nd was a bit of a delay...by the time I was on the highway and car was at 2 bars(temp)...all good...