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

Tony and Lillie tonyandlillie1 at earthlink.net
Sun Aug 24 14:37:45 PDT 2008

 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... :-)

The only difference is that the BMW design is of the single, computer 
controled clutch design. So, it doesn't have the ability to preselect a 
gear. However, they still make very fast gearchanges. The VAG design is the 
dual clutch design that most are being replaced with. But, yes, they are 
great. And yes, 500hp never hurts!!

However, for $$ and involvement reasons, I'll still take my traditional 

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