Hello folks, I am new to the forum and this is my first VW. I have some concerns about the operation of my new 2018 Passat se with technology. The dealer tells me this is what I should expect from this car and it is running normally. My concern is that after I brake for a red light, as I remove my foot from the brake, the car sort of jumps/shutters as if it the transmission has just gone from neutral to 1st gear. As I accelerate with a steady foot on the gas, the car bogs down when it goes into 2nd gear and I have to increase pedal pressure to try to keep the car going smoothly. This is all with the car in the D mode. Surprisingly, if I run the car in S mode, the car runs much smoother through the whole sequence. The only problem there is the shift points are so long, the engine starts to whine and that becomes annoying. I have never had a car that runs this way so I'm not sure if this is German engineering or this car actually has something a miss. I would appreciate any input form other Passat owners. Thanks!