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Old 11-14-2018, 06:15 AM
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I just read a YouTube review that mentioned a significant (1-2 second) delay when accelerating from a stop (pedal to the metal), reguardless of what mode was chosen. This was specifically NOT a turbo lag issue.

This is a major problem for me and may send me over to an E class for 2019.

Has anyone else experienced this?

My supercharged 2014 exhibited NO such delay, which was one of its more endearing features....

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Can you link to the video you are referring to? Are you sure this was a US model and not a European one with a diesel engine? My A8 test drive weeks ago did not have a delay; while I did not try putting the pedal to the metal, I did stomp on it a bit.
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I test drove a Q8 and noticed some delay when pressing the gas before the car took off. Several reviews of the Q8 I have seen mention the same thing (CarWow for sure mentions it for the Q8 and I think they did in their A7 review as well). Dynamic mode somewhat helps but the only thing that really solves it is using the paddles.

I know the A6/A7 have the same engine but think the transmission is different. I previously had an S class coupe that did the same thing (S550 coupe) so wonder how the E class is?
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Can you link to the video you are referring to?
Yes, here it is:


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Yes, here it is:

https://youtu.be/V8xK8GZKeiA

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That vehicle is a diesel, something you won't get it north America. plus the engine behaves quite differently from a gasoline engine.
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As it shows in the title, that is a TDI. Not an engine you can get here in the USA.
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Thanks for the replies.
I guess I'll just need to wait for a test drive to insure that it's TDI specific.
I l wish that they offered the air suspension here in the USA. I'll need to check the ride on the test drive as well.....
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Originally Posted by Helmar View Post
Thanks for the replies.
I guess I'll just need to wait for a test drive to insure that it's TDI specific.
I l wish that they offered the air suspension here in the USA. I'll need to check the ride on the test drive as well.....
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You may want to watch the following, since he actually reviews the 3.0 TFSI engine (gasoline), which is available in the US. He doesn't mention anything about lag or delay.

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You may want to watch the following, since he actually reviews the 3.0 TFSI engine (gasoline), which is available in the US. He doesn't mention anything about lag or delay.
Thanks, it is promising, with proof but a test drive away.

He did enthuse over 2 features that Audi has puzzlingly omitted from the USA: Air suspension and 4 wheel steering.

i have both in my current 750, and like them.......The 4 wheel steering makes the car feel smaller, especially nice when parking.

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Thanks, it is promising, with proof but a test drive away.

He did enthuse over 2 features that Audi has puzzlingly omitted from the USA: Air suspension and 4 wheel steering.

i have both in my current 750, and like them.......The 4 wheel steering makes the car feel smaller, especially nice when parking.

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Audi specializes in omitting features for the US market. Reviews of cars from other parts of the world are irrelevant for the USA market except to work out what you won’t get.
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