Mine does that eventually. I don't think it'll shift to 7, but it definitely upshifts after a little bit of cruising.I wish there was a sport mode that had the higher rpm gear changes of race mode, but still (eventually) shifted into a higher numbered gear when cruising speed was reached.
My '19 shifts into 7th at between 72 and 75mph depending on throttle input.Mine does that eventually. I don't think it'll shift to 7, but it definitely upshifts after a little bit of cruising.
Weird. Mine shifts into 7 at about 42mph, or earlier if I engage cruise. It's infuriating, and the main reason I drive strictly in M.My '19 shifts into 7th at between 72 and 75mph depending on throttle input.
The shift point in "D" seem be between 1,800 and 2,800 depending on gear and throttle position, in normal driving (throttle less than ~60%). At full throttle it's nearly a redline shift, even in "D".
Sport mode is between 2,800 and 3,500 in normal driving. If I'm on the highway and I want 7th earlier, I just pull it into "D".
For me, this is pretty much ideal in both cases, and better than my tuned 6 speed.
My 2019 R exhibits none of these problems. When I test drove a used 2018 R, the programming on the transmission definitely seemed different and there was weirdness going on.
I wonder if there's a software update that the dealer can flash? The hard parts seem the same, but I don't recall seeing many complaints on the '19. Mine is way better than my TCU-tuned 6 speed DSG, in pretty much every regard.
well, the real bummer is that there's no reason VW can't have dealers flash the newer programming to the older 7 speed boxes--but chances of that happening are pretty much zero...Yeah my stock 2019 DSG7 GTI drives way better than my 2015 DSG6 w/ Unitronic TCU. Must be a 2018 model year thing. Bummer :\
My 17 R while it is a manual transmission I've noticed that if I attempt to move the car seems to miss fire and runs like absolute crap until it finishes the cold start. As soon as the revs lower it's also fine.My 19 R has none of the faults listed in this thread.
I find that on a cold start up mine will hang the first 1-2 shift of the day.
If I let it sit and idle until the RPM drops to under 1K RPM it is just fine.
It's even better since the APR TCU tune.