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7 speed DSG

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by steve184, May 30, 2007.

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    [May 30, 2007]
    VW have announced a new 7 speed version of its DSG gearbox.

    Strangely it will only be used on the lower end engines such as the 1.4TSI as it can only handle a maximum of 168bhp and 184lb-ft of torque.

    Out of interest anyone know what the max the current 6 speed version can handle?
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    [May 30, 2007]
    that actually makes sense. Extra gears to "liven up" engines with low torque...

    Pedro
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    I seem to remember something about 280 lb-ft of torque being a limit set by VAG...can't remember where I got that from though...but it seems to tally up with all versions using it not exceeding that figure, despite the powerful diesels easily being able to do so.
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    [May 31, 2007]
    According to an article called "A different automatic" back in July 2003 the DSG was designed for a maximum torque capacity of 350 Nm (258 lb ft).
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    [May 31, 2007]
    That'll make it 17% more sh*t then

    ;-)
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    well h5djr i doubt that will be the case on the 170 diesel as they would be failing left right and centre - it must have been uprated for this, as is commonly reported these engines regular produce more power and torque than audi state - its possible for a standard 140 to make 258lb-ft let alone a 170.
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