Firstly, DSG may change up at what Audi consider to be the optimum point, but I disagree with that on a pretty fundamental level, that being shouldn't it be up to the driver to decide? I also disgree it's the optimum point, as my car is definitely willing to rev higher. If it was wheezing by the time DSG changed up, there'd be no argument. The point at which a driver changes gear can also be determined by the next gear. I.e.,the driver might want to hold third a bit longer, knowing that he's changing into fourth at a better point. Anyone who drives a diesel DSG will (or should..) notice that the change from 3rd to 4th absolutely kills acceleration, because it's quite a jump. If we were able tol hold onto third a bit longer, we'd be changing into a meatier part of 4th, if you get my drift. Bottom line is, no-one has been able to give me a satisfactory answer as to why Audi have decided DSG drivers aren't allowed to rev their cars, yet manual owners can run around on the red line all day, if they want. It just doesn't make sense. It's like they're saying DSG drivers are stupid, or DSG engines cannot take revs like a manual. Either of which is plainly daft.