Skip to comments.GM, Ford to collaborate on new transmissions
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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I hope it’s not this one.............
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.
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?
Hope it’ll be an auto shift, manual would be a beoch.
Well, if they do manage to design something worthwhile, maybe they can sell it to Chrysler? Chrysler has the worst transmissions.
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.
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.
Fiat will beg GM to give it to them for free, and in bipartisan friendship they will...
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.]
And put those 10 speed transmissions in the Fiat 500!
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.
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.
I don't think anything out today will get an honest 47 mpg.
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?
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That will be like Richard Hendrick, Jack Rousch and Joe Gibbs teaming up in NASCAR. (That would one hell of a team in NASCAR!!)
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.
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.
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