UPDATE: Apparently this is an innovative use of a single clutch combined with the 7G-Tronic automated transmission (replacing the torque converter for startups), and not a dual clutch transmission. The MCT (Multi-Clutch Technology) acronym refers […]


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  • Fiat’s DDC dual clutch to debut in September 2009

    Fiat Group Automobiles has announced that they will unveil its first dual-clutch gearbox in September 2009. The gearbox will be designed and built by Fiat Powertrain Technologies at an investment of 500 million euros. The […]


  • GM plans turbocharged 1.4 liter Ecotec engine

    General Motors is planning a new series of small turbocharged Ecotec engines, similiar to Volkswagen’s TSI and Fiat’s T-JET series. First in the line up will be a 1.4 litre turbocharged gasoline engine. This engine […]


  • BMW M DCT to debut at Geneva 2008?

    Latest Update: BMW M DKG – dual clutch transmission for the BMW M3! BMW has unveiled the new BMW M3 Convertible at the 2008 Detroit Motor Show, but coverage on that will come right after. […]


  • Volvo unveils new twin clutch Powershift

    Volvo joins the ranks of car manufacturers with twin clutch gearboxes, made extremely popular by Volkswagen with their BorgWarner DSG. Volvo’s twin clutch transmission is a 6-speed unit called Powershift. Powershift is a wet clutch […]


  • MVS Virtual Cable(TM) Display

    Typically in-car GPS navigation systems have been limited to showing instructions on a centrally mounted LCD display, and most modern systems also have voice navigation. Some car companies like BMW have started to display GPS […]



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