06-24-2007, 09:21 PM
Recently my mother just called me and informed me that she purchased an S6 recently. but with that said, the car has the DSG transmission. so I started to read up on the difference between the A3 DSG and the S6/S8 DSG...havnen't had much luck yet. and was wondering. what did they do to that DSG to allow it to hold over 450 horsepower and the torque put out by the v-10. and is this something the A3 could take? because i've noticed no one that has exhaust, intake, chip, ect.. having any transmission problems so far.
06-24-2007, 09:46 PM
Maybe ur talking about tiptronic?
06-24-2007, 09:50 PM
a incredibly refined version of the traditional torque converter and fluid coupling to transfer power to the drive wheels. Utterly different, if similar in feel. I recently dove a Maserati Quattroporte with an extremely advanced traditional automatic, and was blown away by by how similar it felt to a DSG gearbox. Much more aggressive with downshifts than any regular auto and utterly transparent in manual mode - as it should be.<ul><li><a href="http://www.autozine.org/technical_school/tech_index.html#Transmission">http://www.autozine.org/technical_school/tech_index.html#Transmission</a</li></ul>
06-24-2007, 10:01 PM
now that I've lived with S-Tronic for past 6 months....
1) That in manual it held redline w/o shifting up
2) That in manual it acted exactly like a manual; that it simply would combine shift and clutch without any other intervention. I want it to act exactly like a manual w/o the clutch pedal.
3) that the Driver Information Display could be selected (like the digital speedo) to select a function which displays the gear in use in the same large font as the digi speedo.
4) I realize you can't replicate clutch drag as in a true manual, but the S-tronic is too biased towards automatic function.
06-25-2007, 03:47 AM
So you can select your own gear instead of leaving it up to the transmission.