[Vwdiesel] Anyone driven the '09 TDI yet? On tiptronics and such

Shawn Wright vwdiesels at gmail.com
Sun Aug 24 14:15:32 PDT 2008

On 23 Aug 2008 at 12:57, Tony and Lillie <tonyandlillie1 at earthlink.net> wrote:

> The third is actually a computer controlled manual transmission. There are
> several versions of these. Most manufacturers use a single clutch setup with
> traditional gears, with solenoids selecting the gears. VAG also has a CVT
> version, but still uses a clutch. The VAG DSG is the dual clutch trans that is
> in the newer TDI's. In fact the one I sent to the dealer was an 06 model. She
> had no idea it wasn't a traditional automatic. That trans is called DSG for
> "Direct Shift Gearbox". It uses two computer controlled clutches. So, it can
> preselect the next gear and make very quick gear changes. Basically, it simple
> disengages one clutch while engaging the next. I love this trans in an Audi A3
> with a 2.0T. Take one of the spin, you will fall in love.

Sounds like the design used in the BMW M-series - a friend has a new M5 and the tranny 
feels great. 500hp under the right foot doesn't hurt either... :-)


Shawn Wright
'88 Westy 1.6TD 5 speed
'85 Jetta Diesel 1.6NA

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