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Delayed accelerator response

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I had a 2009 2.7 Diesel A5 for 10 years. It was buttery smooth, loved it. In Jan 2020 I sold it and bought a 6 month old A5 Petrol 40 (1996cc). I bought it because I really enjoyed driving the A5 and I like to go on tours. However, this car is NOT a joy to drive. In important situations like entering a roundabout or at busy junctions, there's a 2 to 5 second delay in the accelerator response, and then it takes off like a rocket. I consider it verging on dangerous.

It's also jerky on normal to hard acceleration from slow speed. It's like a learner driver missing the clutch.

I'm about to put it in the hands of my local Audi dealership who will charge me £120/hr to diagnose the issue. Has anyone else come across this and what are the likely causes? Would it be something covered by warranty? Just trying to get a heads up before I take the plunge with the dealership.


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Possibly just the Whinging Pom effect in play :) nothing wrong with Dsg, I've driven all sorts of Audi here in NZ wet and dry clutch, 6 and 7 speed DQ and DL everything. Being a colony of your mighty nation here in NZ we have roundabouts a plenty, as well as London style congestion and streets in many places. I recently acquired an RS5 and must say a throttle controller does improve things a little, but seriously don't rag on the Dsg, the alternatives from others (CVT, Auto and Manuals are just inferior) unless we are talking a ZF 8 speed auto... Man what a transmission, best of both worlds.
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Hey Heylin.....Confused whingeing pom say nothing wrong with Dsg, but a throttle controller does improve things a little,

How does that help, if there's nothing wrong with it?

To be clear, the only issue I have with dsg is the roundabout thingy and it seems from other comments I am not alone. There's probably a knack to get round it that I never discovered.....
The throttle delay to built in deliberately by factory, there quite a few articles online explainong why (basically a safety feature for dumb average drivers) the throttle controller removes this delay... Although what happens at throttle is one thing and the Dsg engage / disengage thing at stop and go driving that's another thing. That said both my TT (Dq250) and my A8 (ZF8 auto) have at times had strange and confused shifts. Funny enough the RS5 (Dl501) with throttle controller is sharp as, and had no issues with weird shifting. Mabey a Dsg readapt + updated TCU tune + a throttle controller will make yours perfect?
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