Volkswagen Developing New Diesel Engine and 10 Speed DSG

Diesel got it! After seeing the booming demand of diesel in almost every part of the world, Volkswagen is reported of making a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine alongside the 10-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

Both the new projects of Volkswagen are under development, said Volkswagen development boss Hans-Jakob Neusser at a presentation on future driveline technology at the annual Vienna motor symposium in Austria.

Exploring the words lend by him, the German automaker is emphasizing more on the 10-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox rather than the new diesel engine.

Confirming details, the upcoming gearbox can be used in both transverse and longitudinal engine applications, arrayed over a wide of range of vehicles. It is confirmed to boost the efficiency of cars by 2020, would replace the Volkswagen’s existing six-speed in more VW models. Besides, it will also bring down CO2 emissions to its slotted target of 95 gm/kg.

Volkswagen Developing New Diesel Engine and 10 Speed DSG

However, Mr. Neusser denied about the specific date of it going into production. 10-speed DSG is designed to handle the torque load of up to 51.01kgm.

Coming to the diesel engine, he explained, the 236bhp twin-turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel unit will be deployed on the upcoming eighth-generation Passat, slated to launch later this year.

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