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    General Motors and SAIC to jointly develop small engine and dual clutch transmission
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    General Motors has reached an agreement with one of its primary Chinese partners, Shanghai Automotive Industries Corp. (SAIC), on the joint development of powertrains for small vehicles. GM and SAIC will develop and produce a family of four-cylinder engines ranging from 1.0- to 1.5-liters with ...

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Ford to adopt three-year vehicle cycles, plus more Blue Oval updates
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    Big product changes are apparently afoot at Ford, with a series of comprehensive goals that will get more people in showrooms while simultaneously trimming costs within the automaker. FoMoCo's group veep of global product development, Derrick Kuzak, spoke at the Automotive News World Congress ...

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    Getting greasy with BMW's M Dual Clutch transmission
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    click above for more high-res images of the BMW M3 ConvertibleHonestly, we couldn't care less about BMW's recent introduction of the M3 convertible. What did get our attention is the long-awaited addition of a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox on every vehicle donning an M3 badge.The M DKG setup uses ...

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    VW introduces 7-speed DSG on Euro Golf and Golf Plus
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    Volkswagen's dual-clutch gearbox (DSG) has proven that a balance can be struck between driver involvement and running the daily slog without a cramped left leg, with a bump in fuel economy to boot. As reported earlier this year, VW has plans to introduce another cog onto its six-speed DSG unit, ...

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