TURIN — Volkswagen AG plans to fit 6-speed manual gearboxes across its entire range, from the base Polo up to the Passat. The move, foreshadowed by the launch of the 6-speed Sharan minivan, is “a basic part of our strategy,” a senior executive says. VW says it has three new gearboxes in the pipeline, all based on the 6-speed used in the Passat 4Motion model. The magnesium-cased gearboxes, designed for transverse mounted engine installations, are designated MQ 200, MQ 250 and MQ 350. The ...

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