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VW takes DSG up a notch

Seven heaven: Even the Polo will receive VW's new dual-clutch gearbox.

Seven-speed DSG joins direct-injection engine in Vienna

9 May 2007

VOLKSWAGEN used last week’s International Vienna Engine Symposium to unveil its latest engine and transmission developments – a new 90kW TSI petrol engine and the world’s first seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox (DSG) for the compact and small-medium segments.

The new 1.4-litre direct-injection turbo engine produces 200Nm at 1500rpm – 30 per cent more torque than the current 1.6 FSI engine. It is also claimed to be six per cent more economical than the current 1.6 FSI.

Meanwhile, the seven-speed DSG gearbox will be available in vehicles from the Polo to Passat and can transfer torque equivalent to a maximum 250Nm.

Combined, the two products – both of which are scheduled for release in Europe later this year – are claimed to return excellent fuel consumption.

For example, the Golf small car averages 5.9L/100km.

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