Latest Manual transmission Stories

2013-01-05 05:00:53

In an effort to meet government regulations for fuel economy, new vehicle transmissions in 2013 may have as many as 10 gears. The Transmission Shop announces that it will service these new complex transmissions. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 04, 2013 The Transmission Shop, with four locations in the Dallas area, announces that the major car manufacturers are developing new car and light truck transmissions that could have as many as 10 gears, some of which will be on the market in 2013. The...

2011-06-30 02:00:00

BROMSGROVE, England, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to an exclusive interview with just-auto.com, high performance transmissions specialist Oerlikon Graziano suggests that the need for a manual gearbox option is disappearing at the supercar end of the automotive market. just-auto's analyst Matthew Beecham interviewed Oerlikon Graziano's head of automotive transmissions, Paolo Mantelli. The full interview appears in just-auto's newly launched QUBE clutch...

2011-03-14 15:44:00

DEARBORN, Mich., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New Ford PowerShift transmission blends the sporty feel of a manual transmission with the convenience of an automatic Ford PowerShift is one of the most advanced transmissions available for subcompact and compact cars like the new Ford Focus and Fiesta PowerShift weighs nearly 30 pounds less than the four-speed automatic transmission in the current 2011 Focus. Less weight helps improve fuel economy With gasoline already more than $4 per...

2010-04-16 06:00:00

UNTERGRUPPENBACH, Germany, IRAPUATO, Mexico, and MODUGNO, Italy, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Getrag plants Modugno / Bari und Irapuato, the serial production of the youngest member of the Getrag Powershift family has commenced. The 6DCT250 transmission will first be introduced in the Renault Megane and the Renault Scenic and for the NAFTA market in the Ford Fiesta. For 2010, quantities of over 100,000 transmissions are planned already, which will increase to over 400,000 annually by...

2009-04-01 06:00:00

BRUSSELS, Belgium, April 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC), a global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, today introduced OptiDrive(TM) as the brand name for the company's new modular automated manual transmission system, continuing the company's 20-year track record of technology leadership in transmission automation. As previously disclosed, this new system's high degree of modularity significantly reduces the...

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