Originally Posted by derek c
Hi Disbeliever, DCT is Duel Clutch Transmission and has been used on racing for some time. It is one clutch feeds 3 gears and another clutch feeds another 3 gears. The idea is that both set of gears can be engaged at the same time and the change over is only the two clutches. the selection of the gears is done by a computor and it makes it ideal to make very fast changes with paddle controls but of course a computor can control the clutches and make it a auto box
I was nearly misled into believing a DCT box is fully automatic when quite clearly it is not. It is a semi-auto preselector. I intensely dislike the paddle arrangement, I did not buy or want a racing car, totally unecessary on the Ceed 2 as you can change gear by knocking the lever to the left and then backwards, so simple the paddles are a nusiance knocking ones knuckles when steering.ugh.