Transmissions

Jeep, Chrysler, Acura 9-Speed Automatics: Supplier ZF Offers Tips
Jeep, Chrysler, Acura 9-Speed Automatics: Supplier ZF Offers Tips

The arrival of nine-speed automatic transmissions—with some hiccups in tuning—in several mass-market models this past year has led some to wonder whether more speeds is necessarily a step forward. While the better mileage and stronger acceleration that more speeds can allow...Read More»

1750-cc direct-injected turbocharged intercooled I-4, featured on the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C
Chrysler Lets Us Peek Under The Hood Of 2015 Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Models

In something of a surprise announcement, Chrysler has unveiled tantalizing details about powertrain enhancements slated to appear on 2015 model-year vehicles. The list of offerings is something of a grab bag, but the most interesting include: Greater availability of Chrysler's Engine Stop-Start...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster
Six-Month Road Test Hyundai Veloster: Dual-Clutch Differences

The 2012 Hyundai Veloster, as we have it for our first Six-Month Road Test, includes a lot of standout technology for the money. Many of the Veloster's features, whether we're talking about mechanical underpinnings like the direct-injection engine, or its excellent connectivity and infotainment...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Genesis Prada
2014 Hyundai Genesis, Equus To Get Ten-Speed Automatic?

It was pretty much destined to happen. With luxury automakers climbing on the increased gear ratio bandwagon, giving us seven-, eight- and nine-speed transmissions, Hyundai is upping the ante even further with their in-house development of a ten-speed automatic for future luxury models. As...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Equus
Hyundai Ups The Ante, Announces Ten-Speed Automatic Transmission

For the 2012 model year, Hyundai is launching an eight-speed automatic transmission in its Genesis and Equus luxury sedans. The transmission, developed by Hyundai in-house, promises to improve acceleration, boost fuel economy and deliver a smoother ride than more traditional six-speed...Read More»

2011 Chrysler 300
2012 Dodge Charger, Chrysler 300 Models On Order Hold: Report

If you’re ready to head to your local Dodge dealer to put money down on a 2012 Charger with the V-6 and the eight-speed automatic, you’ll need to wait just a bit longer. According to Allpar, high demand for the eight-speed, ZF-manufactured transmission has caused Chrysler to temporarily...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Ford Announces Eight-Speed, eCVT Transmissions

Ford has announced that they’re joining the ranks of automakers producing an eight-speed transmission, and they’ve also announced production of an electronic continuously variable transmission (eCVT) for hybrid vehicles. Both transmissions are Ford-designed and Ford-built, unlike some...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 engine
Ford Ramping Up Powertrain Revamp For 2010

Just ahead of the 2010 Detroit Auto Show, Ford has announced nine new engines and six new transmissions due to hit the market in 2010. Part of a five-year push to introduce 60 new powertrains, the new engines include a 2.0-liter direct-injection engine that will find its way into the 2012 Ford...Read More»

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