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s-tronic driving tips from audi

Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by karlabdool, Mar 31, 2014.

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    That is very interesting and explains the awkward acceleration from rest (P)
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    That's useful to watch ahead of getting an S-Tronic car, and covers off some of my concern points from the initial test drive.
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    Very useful actually!
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    Surprised they don't put reverse on the same shaft as 2,4,6 for that reason.
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    Never heard of the reverse to second thing, and I always took off in 1st on my old DSG SEAT (at least it said it was 1st).

    This also still doesn't explain why take-off feels slower in S tronic, even when you're already in drive and have just come to a temporary stop.
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    Reverse may share some of its gearing with first making it more efficient to have them on the same shaft.
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    Pretty sure 1st and reverse are on the same shaft in most cars and have been for a while??
    The vid is informative and I have to say it rings perfect with every situation I've been in. I've noticed the lag as Stephen says though. I've also noticed when reversing, say out of a space and then when going to D it's quite some time and very jerky before you move forward. Btw I don't mean minuets but if you do it in a quick motion and maybe still rolling backward, the car doesn't like it.
    Still better to drive than manuals :)
    Oh and has anyone stalled doing the whole rolling back start? Is it poss to stall the S Tronic?
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    Most cars only have one shaft...

    Colleague stalled his s-tronic Q5 - apparently they can stall while cold(!)
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    Interesting about the Q5, I've noticed mine different when cold. My discovery 3 used to stall if I went from R to D while still rolling. Caught me off guard the 1st time it happened. Not done it with the A3 yet although it felt close a few times.
    Thanks also for the shaft info.👍
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