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    Report: Next BMW M5 to drop manual transmission option
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    There is something very right about a rear-wheel-drive sports sedan with over 500 horsepower and a manual transmission, and yet few vehicles check those boxes quite like the BMW M5. Unfortunately, most M5 buyers prefer to leave their left foot out of the gear-shifting equation, which is leading ...

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    Report: Xtrac develops cheaper gearbox that behaves like dual-clutch
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    Dual-clutch transmissions are the current Holy Grail when it comes to transferring underhood power to the wheels of the car. Nearly every automaker that does serious business around the world offers DCTs, and the ones that don't very likely soon will. It's easy to understand the draw of the DCT: ...

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    Report: Lotus files patent application for new dual-clutch transmission
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    "Simplify, then add lightness." Those are the famous words spoken by Sir Colin Chapman, the father of Lotus and one of the automotive world's great geniuses. Speaking of genius, the dual-clutch transmission (at a sane price point) is a major step forward. It combines the automaticness of an ...

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    Review: 2009 MTM Audi A3 Sportback is a singular sport (with) utility
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    2009 MTM Audi A3 Sportback – Click above for high-res image gallery
    In the automotive world, price is increasingly a function of degrees. How's that? Dial in a faster windscreen angle, aggressively rake the rear glass and – voilà! – you've just padded your margins to the ...

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    First Drive: 2009 Porsche Boxster S with PDK
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    2009 Porsche Boxster S with PDK – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Italian countryside passes by in a blur. At an indicated 265 km/h (164 mph), we have hit the invisible wall. The accelerator pedal has been jammed into the carpet for the last ten seconds, yet the sleek Porsche ...

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    420 HP, DSG-equipped M3 Concept coming to Geneva?
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    Over the past three or four days, there have been a lot of rumors running through the tubes of the interwebs about BMW's surprise unveiling of a concept version of the M3 uber-coupe during next week's Geneva motor show. We had been holding off on posting anything about it, but thought that if it ...

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    S40, V50 diesels will get DSG tranny
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    Any doubt that Volvo, and its parent company Ford, intends to bring a dual-clutch transmission to market has been dispelled. Various sources have confirmed that Volvo plans to offer a DSG in the diesel versions of it S40 and V50 vehicles, beginning in late 2007.Initially, only the Swedish marque's ...

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    Low-cost dual-clutch tranny, on the way
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    Dual-clutch transmissions are viewed as an improvement over current automatic and auto-manual transmission technologies. Here in the US, we tend to look at the use of the technology by VW as a performance enhancement, primarily. It is a marriage of the directness of a manual transmission with the ...

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