Thursday, 24 May 2007

DSG goes seven speed

Volkswagen has just announced a new seven-speed version of the marvellous DSG gearbox. There's a fair amount of technical detail to this but the headline seems to be that this is a simpler, lighter version of the DSG for cars with up to 170 horsepower; VW says that it will first be paired with the 1.4 litre TSI petrol and 1.9 litre TDI diesel engines.

The first-generation DSG is so good it will have been hard to improve upon - the main benefit seems to be that this should extend the benefits of DSG to a wider range of cars.

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