New 2012 BMW M5 to sport only Automatic transmission

Update: A source close to the brand told BMWBLOG that the rumors around an M5 with automatic transmission only are unfounded and the report is pure speculation at the moment. A recent article published by MotorTrend makes waves in the BMW community. According to the popular US magazine, the next generation F10 BMW M5 might be the first M car available only with a fully automatic transmission. Back in 2010, interior spy shots of the new M5 showed the prototype with an automatic transmission which according to our source is a “beefed up” version of the new ZF eight-speed found in other BMW models. The transmission will be matted to a modified 4.4 liter V8 twin-turbo engine similar to the one found...

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Shift Gear Problem And Automatic Transmission Troubleshooting

Shift Gear Problem and Automatic Transmission Troubleshooting Automatic transmission is probably the most complicated part of a car. Only a technician can fully understand automatic transmission because of its complexity. But having to diagnose the transmission for problems do not require technical background. All you have to understand is the symptoms for the transmission problem. One of the problems that often encounter is the automatic gear shift problem of the automatic transmission. The causes of this problem is plenty and the most worst of all is the damage transmission, however the most easy to fix is cause for the problem is an insufficient amount of transmission fluid since this can also cause the gear shift not to work properly. Also,...

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Chrysler First U.S. Automaker with 8-Speed Transmission

Chrysler First U.S. Automaker with 8-speed Transmission Starting soon, you can get the same ride as high-end cars like Bentley, BMW and Rolls Royce in a 2012 Dodge Charger and 2012 Chrysler 300. Chrysler Group, in working with ZF, is the first U.S. automaker to offer an eight-speed automatic transmission -- and in cars that are much more affordable. We'll give you our side of the story immediately below, and you can check out what others have to say if you scroll down to the end. Initially, the eight-speed, coupled with the 3.6-liter V6 Pentastar Engine is available in select Chrysler 300 and Dodge Chargers: 2012 Chrysler 300, 300S (V6) and 300 Limited 2012 Dodge Charger SE, SXT and R/T...

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New Volvo Automatic Transmission Returns Same Efficiency as a Manual

New Volvo Automatic Transmission Fuel economy and low emissions are clearly important goals at Volvo right now. Volvo's new six-speed Powershift automatic transmission when mated with its 1.6 liter, diesel four-cylinder engine gives the same fuel economy and emissions found if the cars had a manual transmission. It has also improved efficiency for the 1.6 liter T3 petrol engine The Powershift transmission is available on the Volvo S60, S80, V60 and V70, and the 1.6 liter diesel produces 115hp. The S60 with this powertrain uses 4.3l/100km of diesel and produces 114g/km of CO2. The V60, V70 and S80 all use 4.5l/100km and make 119g/km of CO2. The improvement comes as a result of Volvo reducing the friction between gearbox components...

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