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

Report: Mercedes Seeks Supplier for Eight-Speed Manumatic

According to German mag Auto Motor und Sport Mercedes is looking toward suppliers to provide a new eight-speed, dual-clutch gearbox rather than build such clockworks in house. The move would give Merc a performance differentiator against Lexus and BMW, who are pursuing fully automatic eightswappers. According to the… »8/31/07 9:00am8/31/07 9:00am