Transmission

 
Inner workings of a dual-clutch transmission

How A Dual-Clutch Transmission Works: Video

Manual transmissions seem to be disappearing from options lists across the automotive landscape, even for performance brands such as Ferrari and Lamborghini. One of the biggest reasons for this trend is the dual-clutch transmission (DCT), which not only shifts faster than any driver on a manual... read more

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Ford transmissions being built at the Van Dyke Transmission Plant

Ford Patents 11-Speed Automatic Transmission: Report

It’s been a while since the transmission wars have shown much heat—eight and nine speed transmissions are common, and we’ve all heard about development of... read more April 10, 2015 by 


 
2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Next Jeep Wrangler To Get Eight-Speed Auto: Report

It looks like an eight-speed automatic transmission will be among the changes made to the next-generation Jeep Wrangler as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] looks to... read more November 25, 2014 by 


 
Volkswagen 2.0-liter diesel with electrically-driven turbo and 268 horsepower

VW Future Tech To Include 10-Speed DSG And Electrically-Driven Turbos

Volkswagen has announced several new technologies that will be making their way into its cars in the not too distant future. Headlining the list is a new diesel engine that... read more November 11, 2014 by 


 
2013 Lotus Exige S Roadster

Lotus Exige S Gets Automatic Transmission

The Exige may not be on sale here anymore but overseas the car continues to be updated, with Lotus announcing that for 2015 the range-topping Exige S variant will be... read more October 23, 2014 by 


 
GM Hydra-Matic 8L90 8-speed automatic transmission for the Corvette Stingray and Z06

GM’s 8-Speed Auto To Filter Across To Cadillac Models, 2016 Chevy Camaro

General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM] new eight-speed automatic, the 8L90, is a brilliant piece of kit. Not only can it shift faster than Porsche’s PDK dual-clutch... read more September 3, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford Mustang GT

Ford Mustang To Eventually Get 10-Speed Automatic?

Do you like your Ford Mustangs like you like your Peterbilts? We hope so, because it seems that the muscle car icon could be climbing the transmission ladder up into a space... read more August 19, 2014 by 


 
2016 Audi A7

Audi Abandons CVTs, Focuses On Conventional Auto And Dual-Clutch Transmissions

German automaker Audi has decided to kill off its continuously variable transmission, in the next generation of its models. Continuously variable transmissions, or CVTs, have... read more July 23, 2014 by 


 
Volkswagen DSG dual-clutch transmission

VW R&D Boss Confirms 10-Speed DSG, 236-HP Diesel Four

Volkswagen R&D boss Heinz-Jakob Neusser used this month’s Vienna Motor Symposium to reaffirm his company’s plans to introduce a 10-speed DSG dual-clutch... read more May 12, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

40 Percent Of Corvette Buyers Stick With Manual

As they fill out order forms, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray buyers are focusing on performance. General Motors has confirmed to Edmunds that 40 percent of Corvette Stingray... read more May 2, 2014 by 


 
2014 Porsche 911 GT3

The 991 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Might Still Get A Stick: Wishful Thinking?

The news that Porsche's newest take on the hardcore 911, the GT3, would come in PDK-only form was taken a bit hard by some enthusiasts. We totally understand the lack of a... read more February 14, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

GM Files Patent For 7-Speed Dual-Clutch, Is Corvette First In Line?

There's no doubt the 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray is a truly impressive performance car, from its electronically actuated limited-slip differential to its direct-injected... read more September 26, 2013 by 


 
2011 Hyundai Equus

Can You Count To Ten? Hyundai's Next Automatic Gearbox Can

If anything is going to make you feel old it's remembering you grew up with four-, or even three-speed gearboxes. In the 1980s a trend for five-speed manual transmissions... read more September 29, 2011 by 


 
2012 Audi A6 all-LED headlights

7 High Tech Options, The Cheapest Cars You'll Find Them In

One of the benefits of the rapid pace of technological advancement is that economies of scale are achieved relatively easily. Sounds boring, but this means that the... read more May 27, 2011 by 


 
2011 Chrysler 300

New Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger First To Get 8-Speed Automatic

Plans for an eight-speed transmission at Chrysler have been known since last summer, but we have a few new details from the first drive launch of the 2011 Chrysler 300. The... read more January 27, 2011 by 


 
2012 Ford Focus Five-Door

2012 Ford Focus Has 'Torque Hole Filling' Auto Trans Tech

Changing gear is a necessary evil. Of course, for driving enthusiasts it can be a challenge and a pleasure, and in cars with automatic transmissions you can sit back and let... read more January 27, 2011 by 


 
 

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