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VW Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) - What is Volkswagen DSG?

What is DSG?

The DSG® technology is a groundbreaking “two-in-one” concept, totally unlike a conventional automatic transmission. Twin electronically controlled shafts manage gear selection, always anticipating your next shift. DSG is available in the Jetta TDI®, Jetta GLI, Jetta SportWagen TDI, Passat, CC¹, GTI, Golf TDI, and Eos models.

DSG gives you:
  • Fast, smooth gear changes at highway speed
  • Lively handling with unbroken acceleration
  • Faster shifting for better performance
  • Improved fuel economy on most models²

  • ¹ Not available in V6 model.
    ² See for EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary.