Ask a Question

Will the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class automatic have the same problems as Volkswagen DSGs?

Does the automatic transmission on the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class have the same problems that you have frequently highlighted with DSG automatics?

Asked on by

There are two different ones. A lightweight dry clutch Renault DCT with the 1332cc engine. And a massive, heavyweight wet clutch version with the bigger engines. Very little trouble reported with the Renault DCT, but I'd be more inclined to trust the Mercedes-Benz wet clutch DCT.
Similar questions
Are there any reliable DSG transmissions used in Volkswagens? If so, which makes and models use them?
My daughter wants an automatic Volkswagen Golf about six years old. Which models have the wet clutch gearbox?
Is that true that Volkswagen has changed the DSG oil to mineral to prevent problems with the DSG gearbox? How can you be sure that will be used in an oil change?
Related models
Completely re-worked A-Class with new petrol engines. Excellent infotainment and tech. Luxurious interior. Improved ride quality.
 

Ask Honest John

Value my car