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Old 30th May 2007, 14:06   #1
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VW has developed a new 7 speed version of it's DSG Gearbox which will now use dry clutches as opposed to the twin wet clutches in the six speed version. This gearbox is slated to go into production at the end of the year and will be mated to the Golf 1.4 Tsi and 1.9 TDi. A Golf with a 7 speed DSG! Wow!

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Its this type proactiveness in R&D a car co displays that seperates it from the mass producers
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What with Benz releasing a 7 speed in their S-Class, everyone seems to have gotten onto the bandwagon. Either ways, the additional cog will only help them utilize power better.

Considering how good the existing generation DSG is, we can only expect this next gen 7 speed to raise the bar.
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The DSG is a jewel of a gearbox. The one in the Laura is an absolute delight to drive. With VW putting these in the Golf , I feel we could see the same 7 speed box in the Skodas on our shores next year. A seven speed Laura and Superb. Sounds delicious
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The DSG is a jewel of a gearbox. The one in the Laura is an absolute delight to drive. With VW putting these in the Golf , I feel we could see the same 7 speed box in the Skodas on our shores next year. A seven speed Laura and Superb. Sounds delicious
Sounds too delicious to be true.
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The DSG is a jewel of a gearbox. The one in the Laura is an absolute delight to drive. With VW putting these in the Golf , I feel we could see the same 7 speed box in the Skodas on our shores next year. A seven speed Laura and Superb. Sounds delicious
How about the DSG on the upcoming Fabia - should bring a delight to the sub-10L crowd.
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How about the DSG on the upcoming Fabia - should bring a delight to the sub-10L crowd.
Pricing is not Skoda's USP. Trust the Fabia to cost a Civic if the DSG is plonked.
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wow this is good news, loved the new golf gti with dsg. probably the only car i would get with flappy paddle gears. 0-60 faster than the manual tranny too.
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What is the difference between VW's DSG and BMW's SMG?
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well DSG's are quite different in principle compared to a regular automatic so a mercedes 7 speed automatic has little to push development or launch of a new 7 speed DSG , neverthless the 7 speed automatic is overshadowed by the Lexus LS 460 which offers an 8 speed automatic.

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What is the difference between VW's DSG and BMW's SMG?
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...arbox-dsg.html (Audi Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG))

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