Shift-by-wire DSG

If you plan on buying the Golf 8 with an automatic transmission, you’ll be glad to hear the DSG-equipped models are going to feature a significantly smaller gear knob as a result of adopting a shift-by-wire system. This space-saving feature frees up storage room on the lower section of the center console by eliminating the need for a mechanical linkage between the gear-shifting lever and the transmission. Instead, it uses electronic controls to do all the work.