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Old 01-19-2011, 06:21 PM
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No 9-Speed ZF for WK2?

From an official announcement about the forthcoming ZF 9-speed box, which reportedly is to incorporate some interesting new technology, it appears it is not scheduled for the GC:
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Also coming in 2013 is a fuel-saving nine-speed automatic transmission that will first become available on the sedan that will replace the Dodge Caliber compact in April 2013, with minivans to follow. Marchionne made the announcement at an event here to celebrate the launch of the 2011 Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans.
http://detnews.com/article/20110119/...n-to-go-hybrid
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Old 01-19-2011, 06:26 PM
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Re: No 9-Speed ZF for WK2?

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From an official announcement about the forthcoming ZF 9-speed box, which reportedly is to incorporate some interesting new technology, it appears it is not scheduled for the GC:
http://detnews.com/article/20110119/...n-to-go-hybrid
For transversely mounted engines only. (i.e. FWD vehicles)
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Old 01-19-2011, 06:28 PM
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Re: No 9-Speed ZF for WK2?

Soon enough, we are going to have more gears than a semi
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Old 01-19-2011, 06:29 PM
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Re: No 9-Speed ZF for WK2?

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For transversely mounted engines only. (i.e. FWD vehicles)
Is that also true for the 6-speed box Chrysler is planning to use in the coming months on various new models until the ZF-8 is available?
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Re: No 9-Speed ZF for WK2?

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Is that also true for the 6-speed box Chrysler is planning to use in the coming months on various new models until the ZF-8 is available?
I honestly have no idea, but I would say yes if the 6-speed is coming from Fiat.
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Old 01-19-2011, 08:23 PM
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Re: No 9-Speed ZF for WK2?

I'm not seeing the problem. A Caliber replacement won't have the Pentastar engine. The minivans might, but my guess is that this transmission is for smaller engines- trying to attach it to the 3.6L V-6 or (heaven forbid) the Hemi will only end in complete and utter disaster.
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:40 PM
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Re: No 9-Speed ZF for WK2?

Sensible comments, but if the 6/9 speed boxes aren't appropriate, we're still left guessing when (if?) the ZF-8 will appear in the WK2. Somebody at Chrysler has a PERT-type chart schedule to know when production will start and fully ramp up to handle all models.

Why the secrecy?
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Re: No 9-Speed ZF for WK2?

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Sensible comments, but if the 6/9 speed boxes aren't appropriate, we're still left guessing when (if?) the ZF-8 will appear in the WK2. Somebody at Chrysler has a PERT-type chart schedule to know when production will start and fully ramp up to handle all models.

Why the secrecy?
So people don't stop buying their cars now and waiting for the new transmissions to drop.
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So people don't stop buying their cars now and waiting for the new transmissions to drop.
Exactly, it's all business, same reason why apple doesn't show pictures of the iPhone 5 right Now, it's all about the sales
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Re: No 9-Speed ZF for WK2?

Someone must know if they will drop the ZF-8 into the 2012 JGC???
Why is this someone so quiet......
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Re: No 9-Speed ZF for WK2?

No chance the 8 speed will get into MY2012 WK2s... latest rumors saying possibly we will see the 8 speed on the MY2013 (Fall 2012), but CRD may not get it until 1st quarter 2013.
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