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 |  May 12 2014, 5:52 PM

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Get ready for 10-speed transmissions, because they’re coming.

German automaker Volkswagen has spilled more details on its upcoming 10-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, which was designed specifically for the MQB architecture. The new platform will underpin several models within the Volkswagen Group including the new Golf, next-generation Passat, the automaker’s new seven-seater SUV and the Audi A3.

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The DCT will work with front- and all-wheel drive platforms and offers a torque capacity of 370 lb-ft or more and can be paired to four-, five- and six-cylinder engines. In addition, VW R&D chief Heinz-Jacob Neusser revealed details on the company’s next-generation four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engines. The new EA288 2.0-liter turbo-diesel will actually be a twin-turbo engine with 240 hp in the next-generation Passat backed with 369 lb-ft of torque. Neusser also promised a twin-turbo 2.0-liter TDI with 280 hp with upwards of 400 lb-ft of torque.

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[Source: Car and Driver]

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  • Rickers

    10-speeds… that’s carzy..