2017 VW Golf to Get 10-Speed DSG

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2017 VW Golf to Get 10-Speed DSG

Volkswagen is hard at work on its eighth-generation Golf and when it debuts in 2017 it will be loaded with new technology.

Headlining the next-generation Golf will be a 10-speed DSG transmission. According to a report from Auto Express, Volkswagen is building on the success of its seven-speed DSG by adding three more gears while retaining the same size as the current unit in order to easily fit into the Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform. As a result, expect to see the 10-speed transmission make its way to various other models including the Golf GTI, GTD and R while the seven-speed DSG will be available on lower trim models.

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Volkswagen is also considering bringing the more powerful 2.0-liter BiTDI diesel engine that was recently revealed in the new Passat to the Golf lineup. The automaker is also investigating adding electric motors to its gasoline-powered Golfs for a “mild hybrid” setup to not only slightly enhance performance but to improve fuel economy and decrease CO2 emissions.

Changes will also trickle down to the e-Golf model which is expected to get a 25-percent improvement in range and will arrive shortly after the eighth-generation Golf launch.

With the next-generation Golf launching in 2017, expect to see a facelift of the current Golf next year.

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[Source: Auto Express]

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  • Henry Ho

    why can DSG pack more gears than slushbox?

  • timothyhood

    So, I guess this means that in VW tradition, it will be the 2017 model for the rest of the world and we won’t see it until the 2018 model. It’s annoying we’re always one year behind, yet VW talks about the U.S. as being critical to their sales goals.