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Report: Ford thinks we need mountain bike gearboxes for cars

One of the many solutions automakers have been resorting to in response to super-strict government fuel and CO2 emission mandates includes the use of gearboxes with more forward gears. The idea there is to have shorty-spaced gears in greater quantities to make more efficient use of the engine’s powerband, smoother acceleration performance, and lower engine […]

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Report: Mercedes-Benz preparing a 9G-TRONIC nine-speed auto for S500 Coupe

Mercedes-Benz enthusiast media reports that the Silver Arrow automaker is preparing a new in-house nine-speed 9G-TRONIC automatic for the 2015 S500 Coupe, specifically only for the rear-wheel drive model. According to the report, a launch in January 2015 is expected and will only be offered on the S-Class Coupe for now, which will help deliver […]

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Report: FoMoCo and GM to develop nine- and 10-speed autos, GM’s eight-speed expected in next-gen Cadillac CTS

AutomotiveNews reports that General Motors and Ford Motor Co. will be collaborating on some new automatic cog swappers to better compete with the industry. It was only a short time ago that majority of us thought that anything more than six forward gears would be overkill. But nonetheless, Mercedes-Benz introduced the world’s first seven-speed automatic, […]

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