Mated to the 1.8T is the all-new MQ350 six-speed transmission first introduced here in the New Beetle Turbo S and soon to be introduced with the new 24v VR6 models. M stands for manual, Q for transverse installation and 350 for the maximum transferable torque of 350 Newton meters or 258 lb./ft of torque.[HR][/HR]
Is the 258 at the wheels or is that an SAE rating? If you chipped the DE and hit 230 lb./ft. at the wheels (saw that number in the Tech forums...), add 15% drivetrain loss to that, that's 264.5 lb. ft. SAE. Just a tad bit over the 258 max.
I'm I reading the article correctly? Would a tuner have to come up with a "de-tuned" chip just for the DE 6MT? Does this mean no K0-4 upgrades?