2017 Jaguar XE

Purists Rejoice: The 2017 Jaguar XE Will Get A Manual Option

It's a bit disheartening to think that the fact a slick sport sedan like the Jaguar XE will come with a manual option is news—but that doesn't make it any less welcome. At this point, it appears the six-speed stick will only be offered on models with the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder... read more

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Volkswagen DSG dual-clutch transmission

VW Drops Plans For 10-Speed DSG Dual-Clutch Transmission: Report

A number of automakers are offering nine-speed automatic transmissions, and soon major American players Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] and General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] will... read more September 17, 2015 by 

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... read more August 21, 2015 by 

How the manual transmission works

This Is How A Manual Gearbox Works: Video

You. Yes, you there. You're clearly a man or woman who knows everything there is to know about the inner-workings of the automobile, correct? Of course you are. Well, what if... read more August 6, 2015 by 

2015 BMW 1-Series Hatchback

BMW 1-Series Predictive Gear Shift Reads The Road: Video

BMW's Predictive Gear Shift is unquestionably trick technology. First appearing on the company's Rolls-Royce Wraith, and later on its BMW 7-Series, the system uses satellite... read more June 29, 2015 by 

Roman Numerals Gear Stick

Thinking Inside The Gearbox: How A Manual Transmission Works: Video

The future of the stick shift looks dim. Performance icons like Ferrari, Lamborghini, and McLaren no longer offer traditional manuals. Even on enthusiast models like the... read more June 26, 2015 by 

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 


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