From this month have been on sale of automatic change of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta versions, both with double dry clutch, called TCT. It is available for the two engines of 170 horses, with which it forms a total triumvirate: car, engine and transmission.
The 1.4 MultiAir appreciates the dual clutch reduced in 0.1 seconds its acceleration up to 7.7 in the 0 – 100 km/h. reaches 218 km/h and consumes 5.2 l / 100 km with the TCT change. The manual consume more, 5.8 l / 100 km, but is 1,500 euros cheaper. The TCT is recommended with few reservations, only the price disadvantage.
Regarding the 2.0 Multijet, consumes 4.5 l / 100 km of diesel fuel, – 0.2 l / 100 km as the manual. Also reaches 218 km/h and accelerates to 100 km/h in 7.9 seconds, slightly faster than the manual. Libra of VRT and out about 28,900 euros, 1,720 euros cheaper than the manual, yes paying tax said. I would hesitate here not public, automatic.
By the way, TCT, gasoline and diesel cost exactly the same, once apply the promotional discounts. The diesel consume less, but its maintenance is a little more expensive, and will pay more annually of “gimmick” (IVTM) by its greater cubic capacity. Having said that, you choose.