Chrysler is Planning on Being a Leader in Dual-Clutch Transmissions

Chrysler and its partner Getrag have built a $530 million gearbox plant in Indiana to build 700,000 dual-clutch transmissions per year starting in 2009.

Getrag owns the dual-clutch technology that reportedly improves fuel-economy and acceleration. According to Automotive News, the first Chrysler cars with the technology will be out in 2010 and will be powered by the new Phoenix V6 engine.

The new dual-clutch transmissions will have six speeds and should improve gas mileage by 6% compared to normal transmission.

Full Story: Motor Authority

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