Chrysler is looking to expand production of its eight-speed automatic transmission. Continue Reading...
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Welcome to the final installment of Trans Wars, a three-part miniseries exploring the automatic transmission. So far we’ve compared torque-converter and dual-clutch units, but these two gearboxes aren’t the only ones on the market today. Continue Reading...
In yesterday’s installment of Trans Wars we explored the benefits and downsides of conventional automatic gearboxes, ones that feature fluid-filled torque converters. This type of transmission has been around for more than 50 years; it works well and has pretty much become the industry standard. Continue Reading...
Join us for a three-part miniseries exploring the ins and outs of automatic transmissions. For the first installment we celebrate heritage by tipping our hats to a great motoring tradition that’s as American as baseball, apple pie and Oldsmobile. This is Trans Wars! Continue Reading...
Unlike other luxury automakers, BMW doesn’t plan to chase nine-speed transmissions. Continue Reading...
Nine-speed automatic transmissions are still new, but German manufacturer ZF sees them becoming the future norm in North America. Continue Reading...
Vehicles with alternative powertrains (those not powered purely by gasoline) are expected to account for 36 percent of the world market by 2025 according to a forecast by LMC Automotive. Continue Reading...
General Motors and Ford are collaborating on development of both a nine-and 10-speed automatic transmission, the companies said today. Continue Reading...
Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne expects there will be as many as 200,000 nine-speed transmissions available this year and bound for new Chrysler vehicles. Continue Reading...
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. Continue Reading...
Somebody ought to call Scooby Doo and the Gang because there’s something fishy going on at Bugatti. We’re not making any accusations, but put your thinking cap on and mull this one over. Midway through last year the automotive media started reporting that Bugatti officially decided to discontinue the Veyron. Sad as we all were… Continue Reading...