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Many publications saying the DSG reacts much slower when accelerating from a dead stop than the 8 speed gearbox, some even prefer it over the DSG after road test.

What are the owners thoughts? I don't own either one...
 

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This site has a lot of comments on the subject of turbo lag and DSG. Many suggest the driver just needs to get used to the vehicle. I have no issues with acceleration. If I accelerate too hard from a stop making a left turn the tires chirp, even with 4motion and snow tires, and I remind myself to ease up a little. Once moving, I have no issues accelerating from an on-ramp and quickly crossing a few lanes to and above highway speed. No issues with passing - I do tend to drop gear selector to sport for passing on a 2-lane road. Did similar with a previous BMW 5 by dropping down a gear. The acceleration was a bit of concern last summer before the update was made.
 

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Many publications saying the DSG reacts much slower when accelerating from a dead stop than the 8 speed gearbox, some even prefer it over the DSG after road test.

What are the owners thoughts? I don't own either one...
I notice it on the 7 speed. My work around is going into manual mode and shifting. I ordered a steering wheel with paddle shifters to make it easier


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If you want to mash it, drive in S.

That said, I don’t know why VW insists on DSG in this car and the Alltrack. Is there an off road benefit? Their 8 speed auto is a great transmission that shifts quickly and suits lower power vehicles well.
 

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The only car I've driven/owned under the VW Group with dual clutch is the Porsche Macan with the PDK, one being a 4 cylinder (2018 Base) and S (2020 with the 3.0 V6). The Base tended to have the "sudden take off" feel when mashing the padel, not sure if it's something similar to the VW DSG gearbox. The 3.0, however, didn't have that but it did feel much heavier and less responsive when accelerating from a stop (unless Sport or Sport+ was activated).

Guess will head down to one of the local dealers and try out the DSG...
 

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DSG are much more fuel efficient than automatics because theres no fluid pumping or fluid interface losses. I find it funny that most want to describe the phenomenon as turbo lag when its actually power being very quickly delivered and engaged. If you drive it with more acceleration, it will smooth out but it will always feel like some kind of launch.

it is exactly like revving the engine and dumping the clutch to launch a manual sports car,
 

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DSG are much more fuel efficient than automatics because theres no fluid pumping or fluid interface losses. I find it funny that most want to describe the phenomenon as turbo lag when its actually power being very quickly delivered and engaged. If you drive it with more acceleration, it will smooth out but it will always feel like some kind of launch.

it is exactly like revving the engine and dumping the clutch to launch a manual sports car,
That’s fine. But the Jetta Auto gets 29/39 with an 8 speed, so again, with the small, very efficient 1.4/1.5l the DSG and 8speed aren’t going to show much of a difference in MPG, performance, etc so why bother with the cost and complaints? It makes sense for the GTI, Golf R, GLI, but why the non-performance cars?
 

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you can't compare different engines, body shapes and car weights. DSG are much more efficient than autos. its an easy fact. just like when cars used to come with manuals, they were always several mpg higher on city and hwy.

personal choice of which you like. autos are more complex than DSGs
 

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Many publications saying the DSG reacts much slower when accelerating from a dead stop than the 8 speed gearbox, some even prefer it over the DSG after road test.

What are the owners thoughts? I don't own either one...
In normal mode there is a bit of turbo lag followed by a rush of boost. Took me a bit to finely tune my foot. But I read that putting the drive mode into Eco helps immensely. I tried it and it’s really smooth in Eco.
 

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DSG are much more fuel efficient than automatics because theres no fluid pumping or fluid interface losses. I find it funny that most want to describe the phenomenon as turbo lag when its actually power being very quickly delivered and engaged. If you drive it with more acceleration, it will smooth out but it will always feel like some kind of launch.

it is exactly like revving the engine and dumping the clutch to launch a manual sports car,
I’ve mentioned this before on this forum but that’s exactly what I love about the Dsg. My previous car was a wrx manual & enjoy the taos much more!
 
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