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Old 04-12-2014, 09:26 PM   #1
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I recently switched out of my BMW 750 LI to a 2014 Audi a6. The very first thing that I noticed was that my right shin was starting to hurt because I feel like I'm having to lift off of the gas pedal. Is it me or is the Audi A6 gas pedal really really light? I find that if I relax my foot The weight of my foot slowly starts pushing the Gas pedal deeper and deeper. It is almost as if the gas pedal has no resistance.
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Old 04-12-2014, 10:20 PM   #2
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I always thought that the BMW gas pedals were too heavy and parking was like wrestling an alligator.... I think it's a matter of personal preference which you prefer. I don't really rest my foot on the gas pedal as a form of cruise control.

Sounds like a great business opportunity for the Adaptive Accelerator Pedal package though!
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Old 04-13-2014, 05:34 AM   #3
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I find the A6 pedal fine, I do feel the brake has too much travel before the pads engage and requires more effort than most of my previous cars.
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Old 04-13-2014, 10:32 AM   #4
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I find the gas pedal fine. I too switched from a BMW. Brake pedal is very good an initial bite and feel, but with heavy braking, it gets kind of vague.
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Old 04-13-2014, 02:08 PM   #5
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Interesting responses. In my Mercedes, the gas pedal also has much more resistance. When I'm driving down the road I can dig into the desired speed and keep my foot there. On the Audi the pedal feels much much lighter. As I find my desired speed it takes active effort to keep the car from increasing velocity. I do have the automatic cruise control to keep a safe distance from the car in front of me...something I find myself using that much more. Must be the leadfoot I have...
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Old 04-13-2014, 04:19 PM   #6
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One if the first things I noticed was the gas pedal as well. Not so much that it was to light but that when my heel was planted in position, my foot had to be bent back far when light cruising and that would cause fatigue on the shin. Sounds strange I know. But I drive a 14 ram for work and the pedal is low and in a more comfortable position, so I notice it every time I jump back in the a6.

Used to it now, doesn't bother me anymore.

Can't believe I spent this much time taking about my pedal angle. Now my thumbs are fatigued. Lol.
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Originally Posted by jmgonzalez View Post
It is almost as if the gas pedal has no resistance.
Find the return spring and install a firmer one.
As I've grown older, I've learned that pleasing everyone is impossible,
but pissing everyone off is a piece of cake
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