Getrag US Files For Bankruptcy After Chrysler Lawsuit, Transmission Plant Sits Unfinished

If you need more proof Chrysler is going to have a rough future, check out the bankruptcy filings for Getrag Transmission Manufacturing. The non-Ford US arm of transmission manufacturer Getrag filed for bankruptcy protection because it will be unable to pay for an Indiana plant it was supposed to build with Chrysler.… » 11/17/08 11:00am 11/17/08 11:00am

2009 Audi S3 Gets S-Tronic Seven-Speed Twin-Clutch Gearbox

Audi’s fancy seven-speed twin-clutch gearbox will be an optional extra on the Euro-market 2009 Audi S3 » 10/01/08 1:28pm 10/01/08 1:28pm, reducing the 0-60 time and upping fuel economy. The 2.0-liter TFSI engine makes 265 HP and 258 lb-ft, scooting the hatch to 60 MPH in 5.7 seconds and delivering 27.6 MPG when equipped with a boring old manual…

Report: BMW to Launch Dual-Clutch Tranny in M3 Sedan

As a leaked dealer memo indicated earlier this year, BMW's set to launch a DSG-style automanual in its new M3. Having seen neither hide nor hair of the new clockworks in Frankfurt, we're moving on to the next report. That is, word from AutoTelegraaf that the new, electromechanical seven-speed — developed with Getrag —… » 9/18/07 8:30am 9/18/07 8:30am

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… » 7/02/07 11:14am 7/02/07 11:14am

Pretty Damn Kwick: Porsche Set To Launch Dual-Clutch Gearbox, Call it PDK

Straight off the editor's desk from the News That Surprises No One Department comes more info on Porsche's coming double-clutch manumatic gearbox. (That means one clutch handles the odd gears while a separate clutch toggles the evens.) According to the UK's What Car, they're calling the tranny, "Porsche Doppel… » 6/20/07 9:00am 6/20/07 9:00am

Leaked Dealer Memo Confirms DSG-Style Box for BMW M3

According to Jalop commenter b33g33, BMW has been working like a bunch of hydrophobiac beavers on their version of the VW/Audi dual-cluch automanual known as DSG. We never doubted the lost Gibb brother's truthiness, but additional evidence has arrived from Autocar. The mag says it's in possession of a dealer memo… » 5/31/07 9:34am 5/31/07 9:34am

Sportomatic! Next Porsche 911 to get DSG, Direct-Injection

AutoWeek's bearing some news on the next-gen Porsche 911 today, offering two tidbits on the next-gen model, due in mid-2008. As we'd heard earlier this year (and you could hear Farago's rapturous shouts from the outskirts of Greenland), the next niner will get a DSG dual-clutch transmission as an option. Now, AW… » 12/26/06 9:16am 12/26/06 9:16am

DSG Rivalry: Ford Betting on Getrag Dual-Clutch System for Future Models

Whither the autoboxes and CVT clockworks? Automotive News is reporting Volvo's S40 and V50 oil burners in Europe will come with dual-clutch transmissions, which can be shifted like manuals or run in automatic mode, starting in late 2007. The cars won't be getting the slick Borg-Warner box that turned once manual-only… » 12/18/06 9:33am 12/18/06 9:33am

Competition for DSG: Chrysler to Build Dual-Clutch Gearbox

Automotive News reports Chrysler, hot for a piece of VW's DSG action, is developing its own dual-cluch gearbox with supplier Getrag for front-wheel-drive vehicles by 2009. It's a major push that could change the transmission sales mix; the company wants to build 700,000 of the auto-manual units per year. It would be… » 10/09/06 2:44pm 10/09/06 2:44pm

Porsche Working up Seven-Speed DSG for Entire Line

Funny how the world just falls right into line sometimes. Months ago, when Porsche started buying up chunks of VW stock, the first thing Farago wrote was, "Now that the Sultans of Stuttgart have bought a piece of VW, the installation of Audi's superb DSG system into the Porsche family of sports cars can't come soon… » 7/25/06 10:13am 7/25/06 10:13am

Robot, Shift: DSG to Replace Autoboxes on VW's Transverse-Engined Cars

VW's product chief says the era of the PRNDL is coming to an end for many of the company's cars. According to The Car Connection, V-dub's dual-clutch DSG gearbox will replace automatics on cars fitted with transverse-mounted engines (that's east to west). That means DSG will be as common as the steering wheel in such… » 6/13/06 8:30am 6/13/06 8:30am

The Truth About The DSG: So Long Stick Shift

We hope Farago's got an e-mail filter that can sort through manifold uses of the F-bomb. Following on a theme from his recent Jalopnik Review of the Audi A3 equipped with DSG shiftbox, Farago, writing for his own The Truth About Cars, says DSG will be the shift kit that kills the stick shift. "Audi s DSG transmission… » 2/27/06 4:51am 2/27/06 4:51am