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VW: Working on 10-speed DSG transmission

VW 10-speed DSG

VW is said to be working on a 10-speed DSG transmission.

The head of Volkswagen Group, Professor Dr Martin Winterkorn, has announced that the firm is developing an ultra-efficient 10-speed DSG gearbox and a high performance modular diesel engine that develops 134bhp per litre of displacement.

Speaking at the International Vienna Motor Symposium, Dr Winterkorn announced the new engine and gearbox as part of the VW Group’s commitment to lowering its fleet-wide CO2 emissions to 95g/km by 2020, although a date to introduce the new engine and gearbox was not given.

He added that he still believed existing internal combustion engines had lots of potential, stating, “‘Since the year 2000, we’ve reduced the fuel consumption of our TDI and TSI engines by more than 30 per cent. I’m convinced that by 2020 we can achieve further increases in efficiency of around 15 per cent.”