Self Study Program – The DSG Dual-Clutch Gearbox
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Volkswagen develops environmentally friendly technologies that help reduce CO2 emissions. Our TDI and TSI engines, millions of which have been produced, are
examples of environmentally compatible innovation. However, the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of a vehicle are not only determined by its engine. Volkswagen is committed to tapping all the opportunities for reducing fuel consumption and making technologies even more climate-compatible in the future. Our especially frugal BlueMotion models already meet these targets today. Our Powertrain and Fuel Strategy describes the technologies being pursued by Volkswagen with a view to implementing a long-term changeover to sustainable fuels and powertrains. Biofuels are just as much a part of this strategy as the fuel cell or electric propulsion systems.
The DSG intelligent automatic transmission developed by Volkswagen is also an integral part of this strategy for the future. In 2002, Volkswagen presented the first dual-clutch gearbox intended for series production, the 6-speed DSG. The dualclutch principle ensures higher efficiency and lower fuel consumption than a conventional automatic transmission. In addition, it also makes for greater comfort and driving pleasure. In the meantime, Volkswagen has introduced a second dualclutch gearbox, the 7-speed DSG, which is even more economical and will be used in the future on high-volume models with power outputs up to 125 kW and torque values up to 250 Nm.
Since the DSG dual-clutch gearbox was first launched, more than a million units have been sold, resulting in a new boom in automatic transmissions at Volkswagen. The proportion of new vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions has risen dramatically, from 5 to 10 percent with conventional transmissions to as much as 30 percent with the DSG. With the new 7-speed DSG, even more customers will automatically shift up to environmental protection.