Maserati GranTurismo S, 440 HP And Coming To Geneva

With its classic long-hood GT proportions, the Maserati GranTurismo has fantastic style. But while it may look great driving along an alpine mountain pass, the driving experience might leave you wanting for more power. For those people, Maserati will be showing the new GranTurismo S at Geneva. Displacement is bumped… » 2/26/08 10:20am 2/26/08 10:20am

M-Power! Five Things We Know About BMW's Dual Clutch Transmission

Add another true automanual tranny to the growing list. Call it the M double-clutch transmission with DriveLogic. It's BMW's new 7-speed switchgear that's shipping with the new M3s, and likely will replace the divisive, largely poky and cumbersome — that is, without some serious futzing — M-Sequential (SMG / SMG II)… » 1/18/08 8:42am 1/18/08 8:42am

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…

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

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