Turn the T/C off and let the auto do the work. I ran 5.2s 0-60, stock, by doing so the other day.tparker said:As a long time stick shifter, I am not comfortable yet with the A4. First gear seems too low for most situations. Does the car normally start in 1st or second? Also, which is quicker, shifting it manually 1-4 or letting it shift itself?