PASADENA, CA – Nobody disputes Audi AG’s unique Direct Shift Gearbox works beautifully. The dual-clutch automated manual transmission developed by Audi parent Volkswagen AG and supplier BorgWarner Inc. has enjoyed almost universal acclaim in both Europe and the U.S., where it is deployed in a variety of VW Group products. But despite DSG’s rave reviews, Audi officials here at a press introduction for the new RS4 high-performance sedan say technical considerations mean they cannot ...

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