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Are you iritated by the S5 first gear jerkiness?

26302 Views 71 Replies 44 Participants Last post by  Terminator X
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.

Many thanks
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+1 (North America, Delivered December)

While you can get smooth starts, it requires a little playing with the clutch (as in anticipating and counter-reacting the anti-stall, which in other posts shows as the gas automatically revving to 1400 rpm skipping idle-1399 rpm, thus causing most jerky starts, this only happens in 1st gear and neutral i think)
Indeed I do agree... I got to try it loads at all different speeds and watched the behaviour... clever software really... just annoying! ... however, most annoying was in traffic rolling at 3mph, just below the speed of the car in 1st at tickover... I had to ride the clutch constantly or stop-start, revving like a chav.
Agreed... just have to master that clutch! (I guess that's a given for any manual car)
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