Originally Posted by T Bone
The DSG is a nice pseudo replacement for an automatic transmission but not suited for spirited driving and certainly not on a track. Do some searches......
- You cannot skip gears downshifting - i.e. 5 to 3rd, 6th to 3rd - this makes it useless around a track
- Also, people complain that it kicks down regardless if it is in auto / manual mode when you go part throttle - no control
If BMW does a DSG type of system, I suspect they would need to fix these 2 issues....
The 1st point you make is flat wrong. Sequential gearboxes like those used in, say, race cars, cannot skip gears either. Seems like those F1 cars do just fine going in order.
Your 2nd point is simply a line in the software and can be fixed.