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Re: How much is still shared/common with the M-Class

I am not sure it's a Merc transmission in the JGC. My dad is a factory rep for MB for 30 years and this trans doesn't feel anywhere close to the MB gearbox. I'm pretty sure the JGC was delayed in its release by several months because Chrysler thought MB was going to give them their 7speed trans, but Stuttgart said not so fast so Chrysler had to scramble for a gearbox and contract out to a company that designed this trans for them and licenses the design for a couple years before its Jeeps. The MB trans is bulletproof and smooth as the Jeep feels clumsy and unsure. WK SRT-8's have the MB 5speec though.
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7-speed box vs. 5-speed. Yes, the V6 box is/was from Mercedes, but it's not the same unit.
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