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Mating the 1.4-liter TFSI to the Skoda Octavia retains performance

Automakers claim that the new generation of small turbocharged engines keep the same performance or even improve older powertrains, as we saw for a VW Passat. However, it's good to know that a mostly performance-oriented publication, Auto News, has tested the new 122 hp 1.4-liter turbocharged VW engine, mated to a 7-speed DSG transmission. Their veredict? Yes, it works as advertis

Volkswagen builds 1,000,000th DSG

In a market that not so long ago consisted of two types of transmissions – manual and automatic – it's easy to get lost in what seems like an ever-increasing list of gearbox alternatives: automatic-shifting manuals, manual-shifting automatics, constantly-variable mechanisms, dual-clutches, and so on. With more and more manufacturers – including BMW, Volvo, Fiat and Renault – jumping on the twin-clutch bandwagon, Volkswagen has emerged as the

VW introduces 7-speed DSG on Euro Golf and Golf Plus

Volkswagen's dual-clutch gearbox (DSG) has proven that a balance can be struck between driver involvement and running the daily slog without a cramped left leg, with a bump in fuel economy to boot. As reported earlier this year, VW has plans to introduce another cog onto its six-speed DSG unit, while at the same time dropping the wet clutch arrangement for a dry-clutch setup. Now it's official: the new seve

7-Speed DSG for Porsche?

That's what it sounds like, according to AutoWeek.