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 11:00am11/17/08 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 1:28pm10/01/08 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 8:30am9/18/07 8:30am

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 9:00am6/20/07 9:00am

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 9:16am12/26/06 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 9:33am12/18/06 9:33am

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 8:30am6/13/06 8:30am