ZF 9-speed

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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…

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BMW expresses skepticism at 9-speed gearboxes

At the international media launch of the new BMW X4 and 4 Series Gran Coupe, AutoExpress UK and BMWBLOG chatted with Klaus Frolich, head of small and midsize cars at BMW. Among many topics, the…

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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…