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    Official: Honda Fit, Vezel Hybrids recalled in Japan; US vehicles not affected

    Honda has announced a good-sized recall of two popular Japanese-market hybrids: the Fit Hybrid and the Vezel Hybrid are both headed back into the garage. The problem this time around lies in the software program that controls the 7-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT) that could "cause a delay in ...

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    Official: Vocis' second-gen multi-speed transmission promises lower-cost EVs

    UK-based transmission engineering and control specialist Vocis wants to take electric vehicles in another direction, one with dual clutch transmissions. Vocis says its dual clutch transmissions provide seamless shifting and up to 15 percent improvement in EV efficiency. Vocis' DCT is currently on ...

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    GM-SAIC patent filing reveals 7-speed dual-clutch trans for FWD vehicles

    A patent filing has revealed that General Motors, in partnership with Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC), is indeed developing a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission for front-wheel drive applications. It's rumored that this trans will eventually find its way into The General's ...

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    Greenlings: Why do automatic transmissions now get better fuel efficiency than manuals?

    Not so long ago, it was common for automatic transmissions to be referred to as slushboxes, since that's how they often behaved. Rather than use a mechanical clutch, traditional automatic transmissions use a fluid coupling between the engine and the gear-sets to transmit drive torque. This ...

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    General Motors, SAIC to jointly develop small engine and dual clutch transmission

    General Motors has reached an agreement with one of its primary Chinese partners, Shanghai Automotive Industries Corp. (SAIC), on the joint development of powertrains for small vehicles. GM and SAIC will develop and produce a family of four-cylinder engines ranging from 1.0- to 1.5-liters with ...

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    Renault to offer six-speed efficient dual clutch tranmission on all Megane models

    As automakers throw everything in their arsenal out there in an attempt to meet ever more stringent emissions guidelines, the transmission is becoming the area where great improvements can be made. Many automakers are working on complex new transmission designs that will increase efficiency and ...

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    SAE 2010: Affordable technology key to meeting the 2016 CAFE rules

    Affordability as the watchword Tuesday as automotive engineers at the SAE World Congress discussed how to meet the new 2016 corporate average fuel economy standards. Automakers will have to get their fleets to an average of 34.1 miles per gallon (35.5 equivalent with other factors for the EPA CO2 ...

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    Ford starts production of 6-speed dual clutch PowerShift transmission

    Ford PowerShift transmissions on the line – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The new Ford Fiesta will be the first product from any of the Detroit automakers to have a dual clutch transmission – and production is starting today. The Ford PowerShift gearboxes are being built at ...

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    Volkswagen recalls 13,500 DSG equipped cars over sensor problem

    Anybody who bought a Volkswagen in North America in the past year with a DSG gearbox will want to keep an eye on their mailbox in the coming weeks for a note from the home office in Herndon, Virginia. It seems there is an issue with a temperature sensor in the dual clutch transmission. ...

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    Ford announces 2.0l ecoboost and dual clutch gearbox for 2010

    2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid - Click above for high-res image gallery
    At Ford's 2010 model year preview – hey, they're more efficient! – in Dearborn, Michigan this morning, Barb Samardzich, VP of global powertrain development announced the next stage of the company's EcoBoost strategy for ...

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    Audi offers 3 diesels, auto start-stop in new A5 Sportback

    2010 Audi A5 Sportback - Click above for high-res image gallery
    First, the bad news: Audi has no plans to offer the car pictured above to American consumers. This is the new A5 Sportback, a five door hatchback based on the A5 coupe that debuted last year. If you happen to live in Europe, however, ...

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    Audi adds dual clutch S-Tronic to Euro A4 and A5

    Audi has just added a new transmission option to European-market versions of the A4 and A5. The company's 7-speed S-Tronic dual clutch gearbox is now available with the 2.0L TFSI four cylinder. The A5 picks up 0.3 seconds in the 0-60 run and cuts 1g/km of CO2 emissions with the new gearbox. In the ...

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    Volkswagen adds 7-speed DSG to European CC

    Over in the UK, drivers buying a new Passat CC now have a new transmission option that gives them an extra 1.2 mpg. The 160 hp 1.8L TSI four cylinder can now be paired with VW's 7-speed DSG dual clutch gearbox in place of the 6-speed manual. The DSG yields a combined 32.2 mpg (U.S.) compared to the ...

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    Without Getrag DCT, Chrysler will stick with conventional 6 speed automatic

    Now that Chrysler's deal to build dual clutch transmissions in a joint venture with Getrag is officially kaput, the company will stick with its existing 6-speed automatic for now. In early 2007, Chrysler announced the deal with Getrag to supply up to 700,000 transmissions a year that could cut fuel ...

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    Financing lawsuit threatens Chrysler-Getrag dual clutch transmissions

    The current credit crisis could be playing further havoc with Chrysler's future powertrain product plans. In the first half of 2007, Chrysler announced investment plans to build two new engine plants and a transmission plant for 2010 model cars. The transmission facility was to be a joint venture ...

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    BMW reduces fuel consumption by 5% on 3-series with dual clutch trans

    BMW is launching a refreshed version of its mainstream 3-Series sedan this fall with tweaked front and rear styling. On the mechanical side, we already know about the coming 3.0L dual turbo diesel for the U.S. market. One other change that's coming is the addition of a 7-speed dual clutch ...

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    Chrysler expands dual clutch transmissions, we still can't get one

    The unfortunate reality for Chrysler in North America is that aside from the new Ram, the Wrangler and the minivans, few of its products are considered desirable alternatives in their segments. At least part of that is due to what many consider - rightly or wrongly - to be outdated powertrains. ...

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    Can advanced drivetrain tech bring in buyers?

    There's no doubt that there are a lot of advances in powertrain technology that will improve the efficiency of vehicles over the next few years. There are near-term features like direct fuel injection, turbocharging and dual clutch transmissions. Other features like start stop systems and ...

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    Frankfurt Preview: Euro Ford Focus gets dual clutch gearbox for 2008

    The 2008 Ford Focus EcoNeticAt the Frankfurt Motor Show this week, Ford is showing off an updated version of the European Focus. On the outside the freshened Focus picks up some kinetic design cues from the Mondeo but the best stuff is under the skin. The 2.0L DuraTorq common-rail turbo diesel gets ...

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    European spec Dodge Journey to get dual clutch gearbox with diesel

    click above image to view high-res gallery of 2009 Dodge JourneyWhen Chrysler announced the new Dodge Journey cross-over early last week, we skipped over it hear here on ABG. However a second look at the specs revealed something of interest, at least to non-American drivers. While the home market ...


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