Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Chrysler to offer dual-clutch transmissions

According to Automotive News (via LeftLaneNews.com), by 2010 Chrysler will be offering dual-clutch transmissions. It's also reported that they will have 6 speeds, and will see initial service with the Phoenix V6 family of engines, and will eventually find their way into a new line of diesels that Chrysler is working on. These new transmissions will be built by Getrag.

The beauty of dual-clutch transmissions is that they transmit power quicker to the wheels than either a traditional manual or automatic transmissions, and usually also get better fuel mileage.

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