Graham,I have a meeting with a regional director of Audi re this issue on Friday of next week. There are many compliants about this "antio stall" feature on the forum, but I don't believe many people have actually reported it back to thier dealer. If you are irritated with the difficulty of smooth take off and smooth driving in stop/start traffic, then please let me know before next friday and I will pass this on. I don't know how to set up a proper pole on this site so either let me know by responding to this thread or possibly some other member in the know could set up a pole for me. Ideally I just need to know roughly where you are based in the world and how long you have had the car.
Yes, put me on the list if not already noted. I thought it was getting better with miles but its just me handling it with sensitive inputs. I mentioned it to my dealer today at the salesman level. He said the TT 3.2 manual is just as bad.
I also think the low gearing is a factor that makes it worse. If it had a higher final drive then it would be a better cruiser and first gear would be also be higher and easier to drive. I believe the A6 4.2 and A8 have a lot higher gearing- 30 mph/1000 revs.
Suggest you ask him about this although they obviously can't do a fix for this.