DSG® is the first gearbox to combine the advantages of both worlds without compromises — no interruptions in traction and maximum driving pleasure. It gives:
DSG is a groundbreaking 'two-in-one' concept where twin electronically controlled shafts manage gear selection, always anticipating your next shift. The two independent gearbox units are controlled by a mechatronics module that ensures one gear is always engaged and another preselected. When a gear change is pending, one clutch opens while the other closes. The mechatronics makes sure that this occurs faster and more precisely than would be possible manually. In this way shifting occurs without interruptions in traction, in less than four-hundredths of a second.
Owing to the double clutch the efficiency of the DSG® is significantly higher than in a classic automatic gearbox with hydraulic torque converter.