Plastic bumper 200q20v Digest, Vol 30, Issue 24

Brett Dikeman brett at
Mon May 1 15:38:25 EDT 2006

On Apr 28, 2006, at 4:59 PM, Phil Rose wrote:

> At 11:37 AM -0600 4/28/06, Brandon Rogers wrote:
> But it's not the case with the North America '06 A3 models with DSG
> transmission (both turbo and NA engine). The ECU will decrease power
> if throttle is applied along with braking, irrespective of sequence.
> That's true when attempting to accelerate from a standing start...

Yep.  The DSG gearbox detects clutch slippage, so there is no fooling  

>> theorhetically you could get on the throttle while coming out of the
>> corner befroe letting off the brakes..
> --I haven't verified the brake/throttle situation for the car at  
> speed.

Far as I know, all electronic-throttle cars cut power after a few  
seconds of braking.

Phil- is your A3 less-than-smooth getting going from a stop?  When I  
test drove one, it "crept" fine, but if you were at a stop, let  
completely off the brake, and started to apply gas- there was almost  
a lurch getting going.  I'm told DSG is also cranky in the cold...has  
it acted up any after one of your cold mornings?


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