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 |  Jul 24 2013, 3:32 PM


Mercedes-Benz has officially introduced the world’s first nine-speed automatic transmission with torque converter in its new E 350 BlueTEC.

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 |  Jul 23 2013, 11:32 AM



It’s been years since rumors of a nine-speed transmission from Mercedes-Benz started emerging, and now buyers can finally drive one… in Europe. 

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 |  Feb 27 2013, 6:30 AM

At the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, Land Rover will debut the world’s first nine-speed automatic transmission, developed in partnership with ZF, a world leader in transmission technology.

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 |  Jan 18 2013, 12:31 PM

Ralph Gilles is probably known better for his hand in the 2013 SRT Viper, but when he isn’t overseeing the SRT brand, he’s also Chrysler’s chief designer.

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 |  Nov 07 2012, 1:32 PM

According to ZF Friedrichshafen CEO Stefan Sommer, nine gears in a transmission is the “natural limit,” and should be the magic number to end the race to add more gears. 

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 |  Sep 29 2012, 1:28 PM

Despite beliefs by transmission manufacturer ZF’s president that the race to add transmission gears is close to the limit, General Motors and Ford are teaming up to jointly develop new nine-speed and 10-speed transmissions.

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