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      01-25-2008, 08:13 PM   #95
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Originally Posted by sdiver68 View Post
In your 2 gear change scenario, the ZF 6HP box can go direct, while DCT still has to go sequentially. Do we know the shift change speed comparison there? Of course, most 2 gear changes on a track would be during braking going into a corner where a few hundred ms don't mean squat.
I can't give you times for how quick the DSG does 2 or 3 gear drops (yes it can do 3 gear drops) but I know it's f--king fast and I doubt even an automatic is doing it any quicker. As for why develop both systems, well that's simple because while DSG is very good at performing like an auto it isn't AS good as the real thing and because of this I believe at the minute we won't see it fulfilling the role any further than in sporty car applications. So no luxury cars like the Bentley or Rolls Royce just yet.