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    Video: New 'Imported from Detroit' commercial touts Chrysler 300's new 8-speed auto
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    Chrysler's latest commercial for the new 300 looks to tout the automaker's new eight-speed automatic transmission for 2012, which offers up to 31 miles per gallon on the highway when paired with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine. That's commendable mileage for a large, rear-wheel-drive sedan, and ...

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    Official: Ford confirms 1.0L EcoBoost three-cylinder, eight-speed transmission
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    Derrick Kuzak, Ford Group Vice President of Global Product Development, has confirmed that the Dearborn automaker will offer turbocharged EcoBoost powertrains in 90 percent of its vehicles here in the United States by 2013. This journey for (nearly) full-line forced-induction started with the ...

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    2012 BMW M5 to be automatic only?
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    2012 BMW M5 spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As enthusiasts, we can't help but get depressed over the near-extinction of the manual transmission. More and more of our favorite performance cars are being offered without three-pedal setups, and if you believe the latest ...

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    ZF developed nine-speed transmission is coming
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    Did your favorite brand just move to six-speed automatics? Are you already cruising along happily in seventh gear or perhaps you're enjoying the scenery with your transmission lazily churning in eighth. Well move over because ZF is getting ready to produce a nine-speed automatic gearbox. Marking ...

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    Report: Chrysler pulling ahead production of eight-speed transmissions
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    Chrysler is getting serious about its eight-speed transmission plans as evidenced by a new report by TheDetroitBureau.com saying that Auburn Hills plans to pull ahead its production schedule. It takes money to make things things like this happen, and Chrysler has announced it is investing $85 ...

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    BMW announces pricing for 2011 X3
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    2011 BMW X3 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We're about to drive the 2011 BMW X3, but before we get behind the wheel, BMW has announced pricing for its next-gen. cute 'ute, and as before, the new CUV will be offered in two trims. The base X3 xDrive28i, which features a 240 ...

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    Chrysler plans eight-speed automatic production in Indiana [w/video]
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    Chrysler eight-speed automatic transmission – click above to watch the video
    Chrysler has announced that it will begin fitting an eight-speed transmission to select models for the 2013 model year. The ZF Group-sourced slushbox will be built at Team Pentastar's Kokomo, Indiana transmission ...

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    Videos: Hyundai shows off direct-injected V6, four-cylinder, eight-speed automatic
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    Hyundai 1.6-liter GDI engine – Click above to watch the videos after the break
    We already saw the new Hyundai Verna – known as the Accent in some other parts of the world, including here in the United States – debuted at the Beijing Motor Show, but the Korean automaker had ...

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    Report: Eight-speed transmissions to proliferate through Audi lineup
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    How many gears are enough? While it seems that six-speed automatic transmissions are just now becoming the de facto standard in most circles, Mercedes-Benz has been working with seven ratios for a while now and Lexus did its German rival one better by designing its own eight-speed. Not content to ...

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    Audi and BMW to utilize 8-speed gearboxes to take on Lexus
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    As we reported last month, it appears BMW and Audi, following the lead of Lexus, will begin to offer eight-speed automatic transmissions in their flagship models. Sources are now saying the transmission will be supplied by ZF Friedrichshafen, a familiar German supplier to both marques. Although ...

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    New BMW 7-series will come with 8-speed transmission
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    When BMW released the redesigned 7-series back in 2001, they were the first to offer a six-speed automatic transmission. Two years later, Mercedes upped the ante by throwing an additional cog into the mix, equipping their new S-class with a seven-speed auto. Now that Lexus is offering an ...

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