I haven't read about any serious break in guidance in the user manual but will check againThis is a very interesting/hot topic. Alfa will most probably give a break-in guidance. But, some will disagree and floor it right out of the showroom. IMHO-the owner is free to do what they choose. I will follow the mfg guidance.
Kaliber, you suppose they'll be using the throttle sparingly during those first 40K? How are they going to know if there are any issues if they don't give it full beans?Probably, although test drivers at Balocco will have helped you by putting 40km's on the clock during their test drive before it leaves the factory for delivery.