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Why does DSG have low torque capacity? They are very simillar to manuals but manual transmissions can handle greater torque. Why js that?

What determines the torque capacity of transmission?

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  • $\begingroup$ This was asked yesterday, and I commented... Can't find it though. It was also on Motor vehicle Maintenance and Repair... $\endgroup$ – Solar Mike Jul 10 at 12:47
  • $\begingroup$ When I was writing question I didn't see anything simillar under "Simillar questions" section. If it's not too much to ask could you please explain here? $\endgroup$ – Dominik Serbinek Jul 10 at 13:16
  • $\begingroup$ I have a question, how does a DSG have a low torque capacity if its torque capacity is greater than an automatic transmission? Given some auto transmissions handle a fair bit of torque... especially considering what they can be fitted to. $\endgroup$ – Solar Mike Jul 10 at 13:21
  • $\begingroup$ DSG usually has low torque limit around 250 or 350 Nm while automatics have almost double that? That is what I found to be the case most of the time. $\endgroup$ – Dominik Serbinek Jul 10 at 13:37
  • $\begingroup$ You state in the question that DSG is capable of a higher torque load, then in your comment you state it is the other way around ie auto is stronger... so which is it? $\endgroup$ – Solar Mike Jul 10 at 16:34

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