ZF 8 speed

Imminent Death To Manuals: Who’s To Blame?

It has been reported several times over the past few years that manuals are dead. Yet, the manuals are still alive and kicking, running everything from trucks to sedans to high-performance supercars in some cases….

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How many gears is enough

The days of manual gearboxes being the performance oriented choice are gone. Manuals are still great fun to drive, and should be available for as long as possible, but the automatic gearbox is the far…

Revised ZF 8-Speed Automatic will debut in BMW 520d

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BMWBLOG Analysis: 2012 BMW M5 Transmission Choices

Well what’s all this brouhaha over the next M5’s transmission choices. A little logic may help in understanding what the possibilities will be. Let’s start with what we know and what we’re willing to bet the farm…

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2011 NAIAS: ZF launches 9-speed transmission

At the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, ZF announced their latest and greatest transmission, a 9-speed automatic gearbox. The 9-speed concept was introduced for the first time at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show and it is…