Citing reasons of fuel efficiency and performance, head of Powertrain Development for the Volkswagen Group Wolfgang Hatz estimates that the vast majority of future production will feature dual-clutch transmissions.
“In the future, I expect that 90% of our transmissions will be double-clutch,” Hatz told Motor Trend Online. He went on to say the technology will expand beyond small-displacement, lower-powered models, suggesting the latest dual-clutch offering on the Audi Q5 and S4 would be adequate for the majority of Audi’s lineup with its ability to handle power in the neighborhood of 440 lb-ft of torque. Hatz added the technology would be available in the future on the “supersport” segment — and possibly a future R8 — though no specific timeframe was mentioned.
Source: Motor Trend