Volkswagen working on new 4 cyl diesel and 10 speed DSG
Volkswagen has confirmed that a new 10-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox is in the works. This advanced dual clutch gearbox, a successor to Volkswagen’s existing unit. The news was revealed by Hans-Jakob Neusser, Development Chief of Volkswagen Group at 2014 Vienna Motor Symposium in Austria.
Slated for use on both transverse and longitudinal engine applications, this new 10 speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox will make its way to a host of models in the company lineup of more powerful Volkswagen models.
While details of when this new development would go into production have not been revealed as on date, it has been confirmed that the new unit has been geared up to tackle torque loads of upto 51.01 kgm and also bring down CO2 emissions to its target of 95 gm/kg. Besides this new gearbox, Mr Neusser also confirmed a new 236 bhp twin turbocharged 2.0 liter four cylinder diesel engine, which will make its way into the 8th generation Passat, slated for launch later this year.
via Autocar UK
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