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    Report: Volkswagen readying new 10-speed DSG
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    The Vienna Motor Symposium is where automakers and suppliers gather annually to discuss topics like new engines and powertrains, fuels, emissions and coming legislation. During last year's gathering Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn said his in-house engineers were working on a ten-speed DSG ...

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    Official: Audi details updated 3.0L V6 TDI engine
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    The brands in the Volkswagen Group have shown that they can develop some of the world's best diesel engines for passenger cars. At the Vienna Motor Symposium taking place May 8 and 9, Audi has an updated one to add to its lineup. It's launching a new version of the 3.0 TDI V6 with better efficiency ...

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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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    Report: Chrysler nixes dual-clutch plans for 2011 over refinement concerns
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    Chrysler has delayed plans for a dual-clutch gearbox in the United States, according to The Car Connection. The high-tech gearbox was slated to be introduced with the 2012 Dodge Avenger and Chrysler 200, but refinement issues have reportedly put the introduction on hold. At present, the best ...

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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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    Ferrari reportedly hard at work to combat turbo lag
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    Try explaining turbocharging to someone who doesn't know cars, and if you do a good job, you're likely to get a reaction something along the lines of, "then why don't they put turbochargers on all cars"? Well, that's a perfectly fair question, and the answer of course is turbo lag. It's one major ...

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    Volkswagen recalls 13,500 DSG-equipped 2009-2010 models over sensor problem
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    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 2.0-liter EcoBoost and dual-clutch gearbox for 2010
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    Ford Explorer America Concept - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    As reported earlier, Ford used its 2010 model year preview in Dearborn, Michigan to announce the next stage of the company's EcoBoost strategy for North America. The new 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder will arrive in 2010, ...

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    Spy Shots: Ferrari F450 mule spotted fresh off the truck
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    The long lenses over at Team Lehmann have just uncovered what looks to be the Ferrari F450, successor to the Italian marque's already legendary F430.While just a prototype and not caught with full production bodywork, the mule does give us our best look yet at the coming V8 supercar, and while it ...

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    BMW prefers 8-speed automatic over dual-clutch for volume vehicles
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2009 BMW 750i
    In the fierce competition between luxury automakers, every detail is a potential battlefield, including the number of forward ratios in an automatic transmission. Mercedes-Benz struck first with its seven-speed automatic, which prompted ...

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    Ford officially announces dual clutch PowerShift gearbox for 2010
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    The dual clutch gearbox installed in the Lincoln Concept C and Volvo S60 Concept that debuted at the Detroit Auto Show is now officially coming to Ford's lineup. The Getrag-supplied PowerShift gearbox was hinted at on the Fiesta micro-site that Ford recently launched and will be available in the ...

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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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    Porsche PDK can turn off front-wheel-drive in Carrera 4
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the 2009 Porsche 911 Carrera S with PDK
    The Porsche PDK system is a revolutionary new dual-clutch transmission that gives does lightning fast shifts without the need to move your left foot. That's not the only cool trick up the new Carerra's sleeve when equipped ...

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    First Drive: 2009 Porsche 911 Carrera S with PDK
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    2009 Porsche 911 Carrera S with PDK – Click above for high-res image gallery Introduced in 1963, the Porsche 911 is one of the most successful competition cars ever built. Despite its unconventional rear-engine platform, the 911 Carrera holds recorded wins in nearly every type of automotive ...

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    Porsche 911 update includes 100% more awesome: Direct-injection, dual-clutch gearbox
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    While we like to chide the Stuttgart crew for "updates" to its 911 range, this newest one actually has some serious substance underneath the tweaked sheet metal. In addition to the revised headlamp and taillight design, CAR is reporting that Porsche will upgrade both the 3.6- and 3.8-liter flat-six ...

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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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