What update ? Did the dealer give yours and updated programming. My dealer told me there is not an update as of yet.This site has a lot of comments on the subject of turbo lag and DSG. Many suggest the driver just needs to get used to the vehicle. I have no issues with acceleration. If I accelerate too hard from a stop making a left turn the tires chirp, even with 4motion and snow tires, and I remind myself to ease up a little. Once moving, I have no issues accelerating from an on-ramp and quickly crossing a few lanes to and above highway speed. No issues with passing - I do tend to drop gear selector to sport for passing on a 2-lane road. Did similar with a previous BMW 5 by dropping down a gear. The acceleration was a bit of concern last summer before the update was made.
If you're used to an automatic transmission and driving with a heavy foot, I bet the factory throttle setting would seem a bit laggy and jerky with the DSG.I think, over time, a lot of education is coming forward about the AWD Taos....most in valid defense of the DSG. It is absolutely the factory's studied performance option and when sorted out and in the hands of a practiced driver it will outperform the FWD 8 speed, thanks to faster upshifts and the sophisticated "gen six" Borg Warner torque sensing AWD. Four wheels digging dynamically creates more grip than just the front two, specially when accelerating and turning at the same time.
That said, I've found that the Carista Direct Threshold throttle setting creates better harmony than the factory "Gradual, Time Based" throttle setting. It could be a development mistake at VAG to ask a computer buffered throttle signal to interact with the mechatronic DSG controller. Asking two computers to decide between them what the driver wants to do next? What could possibly go wrong, LOL. I can give VW a mulligan at the outset for getting the synchronization between a very innovative new engine and their tried and true dual clutch sport box just right. Owner complaints on the score of delayed drive line responses and "jerky" operation are not imaginary but they are also not automatically bad manufacturing or a major defect in the Taos design.