Posted By RichC on November 23, 2014
Think again — According to Carxmotor.com reported in AutoExpress, the UK automotive news source, Volkswagen’s generation 8 VW Golf will have a TEN speed DSG transmission in their 2017 model. As much as I enjoy driving a manual, this is one gearbox that I’ll be glad is an automatic. Ten gears?
DSG gearbox will be available for VW Golf GTI, GTD and R models. It will be designed for a peak torque of 550 Nm & will be the same size as current 7-speed DSG. And by report, the transmission will put less stress on the engine, thus reducing fuel consumption and improving CO2 emissions.
By previous news, VW Golf VIII will be revealed in 2017, while the current generation VW Golf will likely receive a facelift for MY2015 or 2016. The new Volkswagen hatchback will get a more potent version of the 2.0 BiTDI, recently introduced with the new VW Passat, which will power the GTD version.