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The European people carrier market segment has a new contender coming from the U.S.: The Dodge Journey. However, instead of the array of gasoline engines sold stateside, Europeans will have a well-known diesel powertrain available in their markets, the VW-sourced 2.0-liter TDI that produces 140 HP and 310 Nm of torque (228 lbft). This isn't a surprise, as this engine can also be found fitted to the Euro versions of the Dodge Caliber and Avenger, as well as the Jeep Compass and Patriot. But the c

Audi has announced a new double-clutch 7-speed transmission, named S Tronic. The transmission, which has been developed in-house, will be fitted to mid-range cars with engines up to 550 Nm of torque and all-wheel drive (quattro).

Although installed in a car which merits no mention here (the last iteration of the M3, with a V8 engine by the way), BMW has used a new double-clutch transmission with seven forward gears. As with other double-clutch transmissions, one of the clutches drives the odd gears (Rear, 1, 3, 5, 7), while the second manages even ones (2, 4, 6). Both clutches, in pure racing fashion, are oil-cooled with a specific dedicated oil radiator.

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