Alongside the introduction of
1.8 MPI, Alfa Romeo will also roll out a brand-new 6-speed
automatic Q-Tronic option for the 159 1.9 JTDm 16V
(Progression and Distinctive) and 2.4 JTDm diesel models. The automatic is a totally new system, and adapts to the
road behaviour of the driver. Alongside the standard
function, Q-Tronic also offers Sport and Winter modes. The
driver can also change through the gears manually,
by slotting the lever into a separate groove.
the new Q-Tronic system,
Alfa Romeo hopes to satisfactorily answer very strong
marketplace demand for automatic versions across the Alfa
159 range, and it is quickly expected to account for a
significant proportion of the model's sales with dealers
reporting strong initial interest.
The Q-Tronic's adaptive
character is perfectly
Alfa Romeo’s sporty driving tradition. If,
the driver lifts off the accelerator pedal sharply, a
“Fast-off” function prevents the gearbox from automatically
downshifting into a lower gear. If,
on the other hand, the car is
stationary at a traffic light, the
automatically shifts after a few seconds into neutral in
order to reduce fuel consumption and transmission wear.