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2013 Dodge Dart will have 9-speed automatic trans enabling 40 mpg

 2013 Dodge Dart will have 9-speed automatic trans enabling 40 mpg
2013 Dodge Dart 06.12.2011

In an interview with Reuters on Tuesday Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne revealed the all-new Dodge Dart compact sedan will achieve 40 mpg (48 mpg-UK; 5.8L/100km) thanks to a new 9-speed automatic transmission.

Available at launch will be the Fiat-sourced 6-speed TCT (Twin Clutch Transmission) front-wheel-drive transmission, but in 2013 the new 9-speed transmission built in South Carolina by ZF Group will be available. ZF states the 9-speed transmission will increase the Dart's fuel efficiency by an additional 10 to 16 percent over the TCT.

The 2013 Dart will be available with Chrysler's 2.0-liter and 2.4-liter Tigershark engines in addition Fiat's 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine that also powers the Fiat 500 and Alfa Romeo Giulietta.

As per the 2009 agreement that enabled Chrysler to emerge from bankruptcy protection, the certification of a 40 mpg vehicle built in the U.S., would allow Fiat SpA to acquire the final 5 percent of Chrysler Group stock. Such an event would give the Italian automaker a total of 58.5 percent ownership.

 

Source: autonews.com

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Comments (14)

HEMI426
Why invest in this? I bet those 2.0 and 2.4 are 90s engines, why not invest in that?
Dec 9, 2011 10:21 am
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Jorge_has_A3_TDI
WOW! That front fascia looks nice! :P
Dec 8, 2011 11:49 am
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ScottCampbell
Does GM have any Twin Clutch transmissions yet?
Dec 8, 2011 10:11 am
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ScottCampbell
It is nice to see Dodge leading the way in some new technology. It was always the follower behind GM and Ford.
Dec 8, 2011 10:10 am
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yiotis82
Only 9-speed? not impressed, I want a 20 speed gear box.
Dec 8, 2011 9:22 am
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schizo
My old Cannondale roadbike has a 21 speed Shimano gear-(cog)...but it's a manual...you need to shift it yourself
Dec 9, 2011 12:31 pm
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mhectorgato
The new Shimanos have electronic shifting, but you have to press the button - so they now have semi-automatics! iirc, they have an automatic in hub shifting as well. So cycling transmissions have achieved parity to their auto counterparts!
Dec 13, 2011 12:21 pm
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yiotis82
Damn, I was going to write about a shimano at first but I decided to write a general comment
Dec 20, 2011 8:45 am
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yiotis82
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Dec 20, 2011 8:45 am
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driftking14
Why dint we all drive a SEMI TRUCK! I mean there was a 8 speed NOW theres a 9 speed? There was a 6 speed manuel transmission NOW its a 7 speed manuel transmission! COME ON! ENOUGH with the gas mileage!
Dec 8, 2011 7:02 am
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Tempelona
Yeah! Why they can't use CVT-transmission instead. I just wonder how 9-speed transmission works afterall. VAG DSG puts in the biggest gear (almost) when driving in city, it barely runs with only less than 2 000 rpm. So uh... are they going to use less than 1 300 rpm when driving in city? :/ Or will that be like when the car starts to move, 1st gear then 2nd and just after that 3rd and 4th. I mean changing gears to 4th gear in just less than 20 mph or less? Thinking about it sounds quite "funny".
Dec 8, 2011 9:36 am
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clash_189
CVT is great, but only for small car with small engine displacement and for 100% comfort orientation.
Dec 9, 2011 1:22 am
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shaahinmt
@ "driftking14" we are not all rich like you. the huge sign that reads updates the price of fuel 24/7 is clearly something you ignore. im sure when u grow up u understand.
Dec 8, 2011 10:06 am
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Tempelona
Yes gasoline is getting more expensive. In the meantime car makers are trying to produce an electric cars to a market (or atleast trying). But they don't have decent driveability, perhaps you can drive only 200 km with one battery charge.
Dec 8, 2011 10:43 am
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