ZF designed the trannies. Right now they build them for the V8 and crd. Chrysler is building them for the V6. Eventually Chrysler will build them all.Does Mercedes still make the transmission - I see it's made in Germany. Or does Jeep now have rights to the design and someone else is building it? Never considered Mercedes the "highest mark of quality" but curious to know -
lol, I dunno about all that.pfft, Mercedes needed Jeep's help to make a respectable SUV. Not the other way around.
Sharing a platform wasn't a terrible thing but it's also pretty normal in the industry now for a few decades. Since the "WK2" was designed at the time Jeep was part of Daimler-Chrysler and the ML series was the same size, it made perfect sense. The next generation JGC (WL) is also on a platform derived from other vehicles. But remember, a "platform" isn't a "thing"...it's a design and production methodology. Yes, there can be varying degrees of parts sharing in some cases, but it's largely a "how to do it" thing.Is it really the German influence from MB ?