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BMW's new adaptive transmission based on its current eight-speed gearbox will adapt its shifting pattern and power delivery to suit road conditions. Yes, yes, all fine and good. Our manual-transmission cars have a similar system — it's called the driver.
The new Ford Fiesta has slowly gained converts among Americans, hitting a high in sales last month. But Ford's now facing a growing number of complaints about the Fiesta's new dual-clutch automatic transmission set to go into other Ford models as well.
Ford has promised an all six-speed transmission lineup by 2013. Today they've announced their baby tranny — the all-new dual-clutch PowerShift six speed for small cars. You know, like the Focus and...umm...stuff.