BMW Might Soon Bid Farewell to Manual Transmissions

It looks like Mercedes-Benz won’t be alone in ditching the stick shift, with BMW reportedly planning to altogether axe manual transmissions in the near future.

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Is Having a Transmission With More Gears Really Better?

The new Ford Mustang is offered with a 10-speed automatic transmission, and so is the new F-150 and Lexus LC500. 

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Toyota Unveils New Engines and Transmissions

Toyota has unveiled its new TNGA-based powertrain units.

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Chrysler Investing $266M Into 8-Speed Production

Chrysler is looking to expand production of its eight-speed automatic transmission.

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TRANS WARS Episode III: Revenge of the Shift

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.

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TRANS WARS Episode II: Attack of the Clutches

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.

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TRANS WARS Episode I: The Phantom Pedal

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!

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BMW Not Chasing Nine-Speed Transmissions

Unlike other luxury automakers, BMW doesn’t plan to chase nine-speed transmissions.

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Nine-Speed Automatics Will 'Dominate' Market: ZF CEO

Nine-speed automatic transmissions are still new, but German manufacturer ZF sees them becoming the future norm in North America.

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Alternative Powertrains Likely in 36% of Vehicles by 2025

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.

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Ford, GM Co-Developing 9-, 10-Speed Transmissions

General Motors and Ford are collaborating on development of both a nine-and 10-speed automatic transmission, the companies said today. 

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200,000 9-Speed Transmissions Expected for New Chrysler Cars

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.

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Ford, GM Team Up to Develop Nine and 10 Speed Transmissions

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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Bugatti Veyron to Get Two More Years in Production?

Somebody ought to call Scooby Doo and the Gang because there’s something fishy going on at Bugatti.

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