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GM, Ford to collaborate on new transmissions
Google.com/AP ^ | 04/15/2013 | TOM KRISHER

Posted on 04/15/2013 7:37:00 AM PDT by Abathar

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors and Ford are putting aside their longstanding rivalry to work together to develop a new generation of fuel-efficient automatic transmissions.

The companies said Monday that their engineers will jointly design nine- and 10-speed transmissions that will go into many of their new cars and trucks.

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Perhaps the Lions will win the Super Bowl this year too, considering hell just froze over in Detroit...
1 posted on 04/15/2013 7:37:00 AM PDT by Abathar
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To: Abathar

I hope it’s not this one.............

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLDgQg6bq7o


2 posted on 04/15/2013 7:38:30 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: V_TWIN

Funny !!! But seriously, from a technical standpoint, a 10 speed trans would keep the engine in the peak torque range and deliver great gas mileage.


3 posted on 04/15/2013 7:42:33 AM PDT by refermech
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To: Abathar

Government Moters and government approved Moters to collaborate on new transmissions

Probably is a better headline.

The Big Three is starting to remind me of the German auto/motorcycle industry around 1935.

Difference between a 1937 BMW and 1937 Zundap?


4 posted on 04/15/2013 7:43:33 AM PDT by Tupelo (Old, Bald, Ugly, Fat and Broke in Arizona)
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To: refermech

Hope it’ll be an auto shift, manual would be a beoch.


5 posted on 04/15/2013 7:45:27 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: Abathar

Well, if they do manage to design something worthwhile, maybe they can sell it to Chrysler? Chrysler has the worst transmissions.


6 posted on 04/15/2013 7:46:12 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: Abathar
Supposedly automatic transmissions are so good now that manual transmissions don't offer any fuel savings.

My old Saturn with an automatic transmission got an averaage of 35 mpg, but my newer Corolla with a manual transmission averages the same mileage.

But there is a huge difference in pick-up. The Corolla has much better acceleration. It's like night and day.

7 posted on 04/15/2013 7:48:53 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: brownsfan

Well, if they didn’t let their assy. mechanics smoke pot and drink booze during the lunch break it might help in the area of product quality.


8 posted on 04/15/2013 7:49:50 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: brownsfan

Fiat will beg GM to give it to them for free, and in bipartisan friendship they will...


9 posted on 04/15/2013 7:50:31 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar

Will the casings flex and pop, and will they have plastic pieces in them designed to break at 30K miles so that they will be replaced with a metal part for $500 or higher?
[Way to go GM, way to go.]


10 posted on 04/15/2013 7:52:33 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Abathar

And put those 10 speed transmissions in the Fiat 500!


11 posted on 04/15/2013 7:54:41 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Something you might already know, IIRC the Toyota Corolla has been on the market longer than any other model by any other make. I bought a 1980 model brand new, to this day it is the best built car I ever owned.


12 posted on 04/15/2013 7:55:59 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: Abathar

9-10 speeds? Chortle.

You can thank the idiot CAFE standards for this.

It’s a transmission that constantly shifts gears and fools you into thinking you are really moving.


13 posted on 04/15/2013 8:08:36 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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I had a 1986 ford escort sta-wgn with the largest 4 cyl they made with a 6 speed on the floor that got 47 mpg on the highway. And that was able to tow a boat.

I don't think anything out today will get an honest 47 mpg.

14 posted on 04/15/2013 8:11:45 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Abathar
Nissan CVT video, no spoof. I have one, 2013 Altima, and I can tell you everything they say in this video, is TRUE.

Most impressive is hill climbing. I live on a very steep hill. My 2006 Nissan Altima was a great car. It had tremendous power for a 2.5 liter, 4 cylinder. It still struggled a little climbing our hill. Nowhere near as much as my Chevy van 6 cylinder does.

Our new 2013 Nissan Altima (2.5 liter, 4 cylinder) with CVT, just GLIDES up the hill. It's amazing actually. It climbs the hill effortlessly. The engine/transmission performance is no different than driving on a level highway.

I know this sounds like a car commercial, but I have no affiliation with Nissan, directly or indirectly. I just love our new car. So if you are excited about this new GM Ford transmission collaboration, you need not wait. The technology is here right now.

Question. Would you want to be the first to buy a car with this new GM Ford transmission?

15 posted on 04/15/2013 8:13:10 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: nascarnation
ping...
16 posted on 04/15/2013 8:14:43 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: faucetman

oops forgot the link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLNqzn7WgDQ


17 posted on 04/15/2013 8:15:32 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Abathar

That will be like Richard Hendrick, Jack Rousch and Joe Gibbs teaming up in NASCAR. (That would one hell of a team in NASCAR!!)


18 posted on 04/15/2013 8:21:45 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Rand Paul/Ben Carson should be the 2016 Ticket!)
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To: faucetman

I never buy any vehicle until it has been around for a couple of years after a major change.

Grew up just outside Detroit, too many friends whose dads were engineers.


19 posted on 04/15/2013 8:24:12 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: faucetman
I'd be more comfortable with an acknowledged transmission specialist such as Borg-Warner, Tremec or Getrag spearheading this design. That's the way it's worked in the past; the gearbox company designed the majority of the unit, then the various manufacturers specified input and output shaft dimensions, shifter locations - the details to make it fit their applications.

Still, anything with real, physical gears beats a CVT. Every time I end up in an Altima rental car, it reminds me of the 3.5 hp go-kart that I had as a kid. There's a definite "centrifugal clutch" sensation to the constant-variable design.

20 posted on 04/15/2013 8:31:43 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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