The dual clutch system consists of two separate clutches, which allow two gears to be engaged at the same time. One of the gears is transferring torque, while the next is already pre-selected. The entire shift process takes only a few hundredths of a second, without any interruption of torque and with minimal loss of power. A specially developed electronic control unit regulates the dual clutch system and the transmission actuation. It monitors all relevant parameters such as speed, rpm and transmission ratios, and adjusts shifting depending on the driving situation. Dual clutch systems from ZF combine the comfort of an automatic transmission with the sporty handling of a manual transmission. The result is a faster, smoother acceleration and superb shifting dynamics. A dual clutch system can be used in all passenger cars, especially high performance vehicles.