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.

Volkswagen Golf DSG gearboxA new 10-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox is being readied by Volkswagen as part of the company strategy to augment efficiency of upcoming models. The company expects to boost efficiency by 15% on its future models by 2020 as the 10 speed unit comes in to take the place of Volkswagen’s six speed gearbox currently doing duty.

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