Volkswagen working on a 10-speed dual clutch gearbox and a 134hp per litre diesel

On Friday at the 34th International Vienna Motor Symposium, Volkswagen revealed some of its future products that are currently in development. The most notable are a new high-performance diesel engine delivering 134 hp per litre of displacement and a new 10-speed dual clutch gearbox.

CEO Martin Winterkorn commented that over the medium and long-term different drive system technologies would exist side by side, ranging from internal combustion engines and natural gas systems all the way to hybrids and electric vehicles.

Since the year 2000, VW has reduced fuel consumption on TDI and TSI engines by more than 30 per cent and Winterkorn is convinced that by 2020 they can achieve further increases in efficiency of around 15 per cent..

Volkswagen also sees great potential for natural gas drive systems as well as plug-in hybrid technology that we will shortly see in the Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid and Audi A3 e-tron.

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