GM debuts 9-speed automatic, offering 2-percent efficiency improvement

GM debuts 9-speed automatic, offering 2-percent efficiency improvement

In order to meet stricter emissions standards, automakers are scrambling for any efficiency gain they can get in internal-combustion engines and powertrains. One of the most popular options for increasing efficiency is transmissions with a greater number of gears. Where 6-speed transmissions were... read more

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ZF eight-speed automatic

How To Get Better Mileage In Your Next Gasoline Car: Get More Gears

If you’re in the market for a new car, but the current offerings of electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid cars aren’t suitable there’s an often-overlooked way... read more September 12, 2011 by 1

2012 Fiat 500C Cabrio, SoHo district, New York City

2012 Fiat 500 Cabrios, Manuals More Popular Than Projected

Launching the 2012 Fiat 500 minicar in the U.S. market was a gamble to begin with. But it's one that is paying off in some unexpected ways. Fiat's top North American... read more July 6, 2011 by 6

Bosch engine stop-start system designed for automatics

Bosch Develops Engine Stop-Start System For Automatics

Autonomous engine stop-start systems, designed to save fuel by turning off a car’s engine when at a standstill, are increasing in popularity, especially in Europe, where... read more July 30, 2010 by 0

2010 Hyundai Accent

Cheap and Green: 2009 Hyundai Accent vs 2009 Nissan Versa

Between car loans, trade-ins, and special promotional incentives, most people rarely write a large check for their new car purchase. But what you can get for $10,000? What's... read more October 9, 2009 by 1



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