Chrysler Goes Long on Getrag Dual-Clutch Tranny

Automotive News reports Chrysler is wagering the north 40 on a new dual-clutch manumatic it developed with tranny builder Getrag. The two companies have built a $530 million plant in Indiana to churn out the gearboxes, to which Chrysler will have exclusive rights. Word is, the six-speed DSG challenger will first appear in 2010 linked to Chrysler's new Phoenix V6, which will be equipped with cylinder deactivation. No word yet on whether Chrysler will license the tech to other carmakers, but we'd imagine such a big investment may force a tipping point that starts the revolution.

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