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Volkswagen announced today that it has produced one million dual-clutch gearboxes, all at the company's Kassel, Germany factory. As we've been writing a lot recently, DSG (VW's name for the boxes) is a way to reduce fuel consumption because they bridge the mechanical efficiency of a manual transmission with an automatic's self-shifting capability.

If you have one of Volkswagen's new DSG transmissions in your Golf, Golf Estate, Golf Plus or Jetta, then you also have the 2008 "Yellow Angel" award from ADAC under the hood. ADAC, the German automobile club, awarded the "Gelber Engel" prize to VW's Dual clutch transmission this week and VW Group CEO Prof. Martin Winterkorn accepted the award by saying that: