|Quote, originally posted by NewGTIN00b »|
Well, hard to argue that a choice would have been the best option but with a limited run and production costs I guess they had to make the choice for us....
|Quote, originally posted by vr6fanatic »|
|DSG is fun to drive, But for me personally I prefer rowing thru the gears. If VW is trying to target new generation car buyers/consumers, at least offer DSG and manual transmissions. VW is bringing only 5000 units of the MKV R32, so split the DSG and Manual 2500 DSG and 2500 Manual. and everyone is happy
|Quote, originally posted by SimianSpeedster »|
That's an interesting theory, but:
1) I kind of doubt the MKV R32 manual puts out much more CO2 than the MK4 R32 which only came in manual in the U.S. (maybe less CO2 with updated technology -- maybe slightly more with the added weight).
2) It gives VW too much credit for being environmentally conscious when they're happy to sell us overpriced V12 Phaetons and heavy as all hell V8 Touaregs.
I think it's simple: VW had to choose one transmission to keep the certification costs down on a limited run of cars and they view DSG as a market differentiator/competitive advantage. We're free to disagree with that last point, of course!