29 Apr '13, 3am
Volkswagen developing 10spd DSG, new diesel engine
Volkswagen developing 10spd DSG, new diesel engine By Jonathan James Tan on April 29, 2013 Volkswagen chairman Prof Dr Martin Winterkorn confirmed recently at the Vienna Motor Symposium that the company is working on a 10-speed dual-clutch gearbox and a high-performance diesel engine that will produce 136 hp per litre of displacement. No word on when they will surface, but the diesel engine is said to incorporate technologies such as a variable valve-train assembly, a high-pressure injection system at up to 3,000 bar and combined charging with the innovative e-booster. “Since the year 2000, we’ve reduced the fuel consumption of our TDI and TSI engines by more than 30%. I’m convinced that by 2020 we can achieve further increases in efficiency of around 15%,” he said, adding that the enhancement of the combustion process and intelligent lightweight design are amongst the fac...