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A few questions around S/D, throttle kickdown and dynamic mode

Old 05-04-2017, 07:19 AM
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Default A few questions around S/D, throttle kickdown and dynamic mode

Hi all

New member, hopefully picking up my Audi in a couple of months. I've been reading up on the various systems and technology and am confused by how some work. Hopefully someone here has the knowledge.
Apologies if this is in the wrong forum, didn't really see one that ideally suited this.

1. When in dynamic mode, is there any difference between D and S gears? Will switching to D override the drive select and reduce revs/throttle-response or will they both be the same?

2. Is there any way of setting manual to always be on sport/dynamic. So, if I'm doing a family run in comfort mode and I need power quickly (e.g. collision avoidance), I can gear down quickly via paddle and take control. I know I could put it in sport but just hitting a paddle while my hand is already there would be the fastest means.

3. Similar to a situation above, does the throttle pedal kickdown maintain the current drive and just drop a gear or does that trigger S/dynamic mode for throttle? What I mean is, if I needed the power, would putting my foot down give me everything it's got? I read somewhere on this forum that FULL throttle in any mode will get you the same acceleration, so I assume the kickdown triggers the increased throttle response and higher RPM?

4 And lastly, wouldn't the throttle kickdown be slow to respond as you are accelerating so the dual clutch prepares the next gear up, but then with the kickdown, it is instructed to gear down and so is not prepared for that and takes longer to switch? I suppose there is no real way around this as even changing manually would present the same situation, so more just for my understanding.

Thanks for any passing of knowledge
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