VW currently offers a six-speed dual-clutch transmission (DSG) in its sportier models like the GTI and Golf R, but VW's development boss Hans-Jakob Neusser has revealed that a new 10-speed DSG is in the works.
Last year VW's Martin Winterkorn hinted that a new DSG was in the works that would be used in a larger range of models than the current DSG. While a 10-speed DSG does seem excessive, VW is hoping that the new transmission will help boost the fuel efficiency of its models by up to 15 percent by 2020. VW hasn't revealed when it will enter production, but did reveal that it's being designed to handle torque loads up to 369 lb-ft.
In addition to revealing news about the 10-speed DSG, Hans-Jakob Neusser also announced a new 236 horsepower twin-turbocharged 2.0L diesel engine that will debut later this year in the new Passat. It's not known if this engine will be offered in the U.S.