Land Rover Brings Nine-Speed Automatic to 2013 Geneva Motor Show

Land Rover Brings Nine-Speed Automatic to 2013 Geneva Motor Show
Share this Article
Land Rover is displaying the world’s first nine-speed automatic transmission for a passenger car at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Continue Reading...

Land Rover to Debut 9-Speed Transmission at Geneva Motor Show

Land Rover to Debut 9-Speed Transmission at Geneva Motor Show
Share this Article
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. Continue Reading...

Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible is a Blue Blooded Beauty: 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible is a Blue Blooded Beauty: 2013 Detroit Auto Show
Share this Article
Like a hurricane, the Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible blustered into Detroit’s COBO Hall earlier today. The opulent drop-top blew other cars and unsuspecting members of the media out of its path with a twin-turbocharged 12-cylinder blast of internal-combustion fury. Continue Reading...

Race to Add Transmission Gears ‘Close to the Limit’ Says ZF President

Race to Add Transmission Gears ‘Close to the Limit’ Says ZF President
Share this Article
Most automotive enthusiasts can remember when an automaker first introduced the idea of a six-speed automatic transmission to the market, and nowadays modern vehicles sport as many as eight gears, with Hyundai even rumored to be working on a 10-speed.  Continue Reading...

ZF Announces New Nine-Speed Gearbox Developed For Passenger Cars

ZF Announces New Nine-Speed Gearbox Developed For Passenger Cars
Share this Article
ZF, a leader in automotive tranmissions, has announced a new nine-speed automatic gearbox for passenger cars. This gearbox was designed for a transverse mounted engine and will provide up to 16 percent better fuel economy compared to a six-speed automatic transmission. The nine-speed is referred to as the 9HP and is extremely flexible, capable of… Continue Reading...

Saab And ZF Establish New Plant In Sweden

Saab And ZF Establish New Plant In Sweden
Share this Article
Saab and German parts manufacturer ZF will establish a new facility in Saab’s hometown of Trolhattan, Sweden, that will build suspension components for their upcoming Phoenix platform cars, one of which will be the next 9-3 sedan. The plant, which will employ 50 people, will produce front subframes and rear axles for the new cars…. Continue Reading...

Chrysler To Build 8-Speed Automatics In Indiana

Chrysler To Build 8-Speed Automatics In Indiana
Share this Article
Chrysler will build a licensed version of a ZF 8-speed automatic gearbox at their Indiana transmission plant. Production is expected to start in 2013, and retain roughly 1,200 jobs. The total cost for the project will be roughly $300 million, but Chrysler Senior VP of Powertrain Paolo Ferrero said that the new 8-speed transmission will… Continue Reading...

Report: Parts-Maker ZF Says Production Ready Technology Can Cut Fuel-Consumption by 18%

Report: Parts-Maker ZF Says Production Ready Technology Can Cut Fuel-Consumption by 18%
Share this Article
Auto parts maker and engineering firm ZF Friedrichshafen AG says that its new lineup of driveline modifications and transmissions, when combined, can deliver up to 18 percent better fuel-consumption on traditional gasoline powered cars. The results are even more impressive for hybrids, with total fuel-economy rising 30 percent. Harald Naunheimer, VP of research at ZF delivered… Continue Reading...