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My Audi q7 keeps struggling to pick up power

When I am driving even at 30 mph my cars ESP light comes on and I find it hard to get the car over 30mph it mostly happened when I was taking off and picking up speed then the car would struggle to get to 50. I could have my foot to the board and it wouldn't pick up speed. I would drive it maybe 40mph on the motorway until it cleared itself but always when this happens the ESP light flashes. I have turned it off and it seems to be better the ESP that is. Any ideas? Audi keep telling me they can't find any fault coming up its as though I'm making it up.

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