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    Report: GM files patent for 7-speed DCT, is it headed for Corvette?
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    Although a report last year indicated that the seventh-gen Chevrolet Corvette could be getting an eight-speed automatic transmission, it looks like General Motors might have some other plans in mind. General Motors recently filed a patent with the US Patent and Trademark Office for a new ...

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    Read This: Is it time for American carmakers to give up on dual-clutch transmissions? [w/poll]
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    Last week, in the midst of Detroit's first days seeking relief in Chapter 9 of the bankruptcy code, Automotive News contributor Larry P. Vellequette penned an editorial suggesting that American car companies raise the white flag on dual clutch transmissions and give up on trying to persuade ...

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    Confirmed: Bugatti orders two more years worth of transmissions... but where are they going?
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    The automotive industry tends to work by certain norms and patterns. For example, by the time one model is ready to be phased out, we usually have a pretty good idea of how its replacement is shaping up and when it will appear. But Bugatti, of course, is no typical automaker. The House that ...

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    Report: Fiat's new DCT porting over to Chrysler models by 2013
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    What did we tell you? It's all about synergy, people. Automakers around the world are aligning themselves into a constricting cadre of corporate groups, all in the aim of sharing resources. So when Fiat, for example, has a winner on its hands – be it a new platform, a new transmission or ...

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    Double-clutch transmissions graduate to the world of commercial trucks
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    Fuso Duonic dual-clutch-transmission – Click above to enlarge
    Dual-clutch transmissions have become increasingly popular in small cars and have even appeared in high-performance machines like the Porsche 911 and Bugatti Veyron. Now, Mitsubishi Fuso has become the first commercial truck ...

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    Ford starts production of six-speed dual clutch PowerShift transmission
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    Ford PowerShift transmissions on the line – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The new Ford Fiesta will be the first product vehicle 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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    Chrysler releases details on Fiat-infused fours, new V6
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    Chrysler's New Four- and Six-Cylinder Engines – Click above for high-res image gallery
    If Chrysler is looking to gain any one thing from its new parents at Fiat, it's engine technology. Specifically, the Pentastar will be enlisting its Italian overlords to supply direct injection systems, ...

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    Rumormill: 2011 BMW 1 Series to get DCT
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    2009 BMW 135i - Click above for updated high-res image gallery
    The BMW obsessives at Bimmerfile supposedly have it on good authority that the 2011 BMW 1 Series will be available with the same seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox fitted to the current Z4 and a handful of Euro-only models. Although a ...

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    CNET announces nominees for Tech Car of the Year
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    About this time last year, Cadillac's CTS added CNET's Tech Car of the Year to its increasingly crowded trophy case. Its entertainment system's recording capability was one of the things that impressed us, and, presumably, the voters. This year, CNET asks its readers to choose between three ...

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    BMW M3 recalled over new double-clutch gearbox
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    Dual clutch transmission... sounds complicated. And it is. Case in point: BMW's new DCT on its latest-generation M3. This new transmission from Munich is so complicated that apparently even BMW couldn't get it right the first time, so they're issuing a recall. The problem, as concluded by the ...

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    Audi S3 and S3 Sportback get S tronic dual-clutch trannies
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Audi S3 Sportback
    Audi's five-door S3 and its Sportback sibling will now be able to benefit from the S tronic dual-clutch transmission. Mated to the 2.0-liter TSFI, you'll seamlessly shift from first all the way to sixth, with 265 hp on tap and 258 lb-ft. ...

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    Getrag's U.S. transmission plant files for CH11 after Chrysler pull-out
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    The roundabout that was the Chrysler, LLC-Getrag partnership recently came to an end with Chrysler pulling out the deal, citing untenable financing terms. Now Getrag Transmission Manufacturing, the U.S. company that was going to build the dual-clutch transmissions for Chrysler, has filed for ...

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    2009 BMW 3-series to get DCT gearbox
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    The 2008 BMW M3 won't be the only 3-series to get Bavaria's newest dual-clutch gearbox. According to documents leaked out of BMW's Australian arm, the 2009 335i coupe will be available with a revised version of the DCT gearbox, at least Down Under... for now. The dual-clutch transmission is the ...

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    Fiat preparing Dual Dry Clutch transmission
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    Dual-clutch transmissions are emerging as the latest trend in automotive gearboxes, and the Italians aren't about to miss out on the newest fashion. Fiat announced earlier today a new family of six-speed transmissions, called C635, that will premiere as a manual in June 2009, followed by a ...

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    Torvec targets medium-duty market with new infinitely-variable transmission
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    Conventional wisdom says that continuously- or infinitely-variable transmissions (CVT and IVT, respectively) are destined to toil away under the hoods of compact cars, but Torvec is having none of it. The manufacturer recently installed its hydraulic-based IVT behind the Cummins turbodiesel of a ...

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