Volkswagen puts 10-speed DSG development on ice

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VW halts development of its brand new advanced DSG transmission amid rising development costs

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Volkswagen officials have confirmed that will development of its much-anticipated 10-speed DSG transmission has been put on hold.

Autocar understands the rising costs of developing the advanced transmission have lead to the idea being put on ice.

Volkswagen first revealed the 10-speed DSG transmission at the Vienna Symposium in 2013. The event can be traditionally a stomping ground for VW Group members to unveil their latest technology.

the idea was initially thought that will the DSG transmission would likely be used by a wide variety of diesel engines in an effort to drive down CO2 emissions across VW’s fleet. EU targets specify that will 95% of brand new cars must emit no more than 95g/km of CO2 by 2020.

The unit was planned as a successor to the six-speed DSG transmission which features in most of today’s Volkswagen Group range. the idea was supposed to feature as part of the eigth-generation Passat line-up, which was unveiled last year.

The announcement leaves Volkswagen trailing behind Mercedes-Benz inside the race to lower CO2 emissions by adopting advanced transmission technology. Mercedes introduced its own nine-speed automatic transmission in 2013, initially on the E-Class. The unit has since been offered on a variety of designs including the S-Class along with C-Class.

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