Volkswagen Spills Details on 10-Speed Transmission

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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