Posts Tagged ‘dual-clutch’

Cadillac Urban Luxury Concept: A Study Of Efficient And Intelligent Design For A New Luxury Customer

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010
2010 Cadillac Urban Luxury Concept
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Los Angeles — Cadillac today introduced the Urban Luxury Concept, a design study exploring a new type of vehicle that offers a luxury experience in a diminutive size. The Cadillac Urban Luxury Concept complements its compact dimensions with the design, features and technology for which Cadillac is known.

“The Cadillac Urban Luxury Concept celebrates its scale with intelligent, innovative content that makes it unique regardless of its size,” said Clay Dean, Director of GM North American Advanced Design and Cadillac Brand Champion. “It has a small exterior footprint, but is roomy inside.” (more…)

7-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission by Porsche and ZF Enters Volume Production

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Northville, MI — The new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission developed by Porsche and ZF is now in volume production. Its first application is the Porsche 911 Carrera. With quick transfer of power and smooth shifting, the ZF 7-speed dual-clutch transmission combines the sporty agility of a manual transmission and the shifting comfort of an automatic transmission — ideal for high-performance sports cars with powerful engines.

The transmission was developed in Germany and is being produced at the Brandenburg, Germany site of ZF's Car Driveline Technology division.

In the dual clutch transmission this performance is possible by connecting two separate transmission shafts to the engine via two parallel powershift clutches. (more…)

Volvo Cars Launches Powershift — Two Transmissions in One

Friday, January 11th, 2008
Powershift gearbox
Volvo Car

Two-liter turbodiesel versions of the Volvo C30, S40 and V50 are now also available with a fully-automatic transmission. This new Powershift transmission is a six-speed unit. It features twin wet clutches that provide gearchanging comfort on a par with that of a fully-automatic transmission, yet with the performance one expects of a manual gearbox. What is more, it significantly cuts fuel consumption compared with a conventional automatic transmission.

The Powershift transmission has been developed by Volvo Cars in cooperation with its transmission partner . Powershift operates in principle as two parallel manual gearboxes. (more…)