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Anyone else notice their Tiptronic W8 takes forever to shift into "D"?

Like about 2 full seconds. It's annoying when parking, esp when coming out of reverse.

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Yes, I have noticed. It was like that in the two other W8's I have driven besides mine. One was brand new (2002 early build), the other had about 31,000 miles. Mine know has 35,750.
My guess is that it was programmed that way to prevent early application of torque to the tranny in "D" before it is ready?
I did have my Tip locked in sports mode, and that did not help fix the delay.
Sports mode sure does make the car more responsive though - I rarely use Tip except to decelerate, or prep for passing in tight traffic.
 

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Same here, about a second......seems like a minute though.
 
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