Fancy A 9-Speed Gearbox For Better Gas Mileage? Chrysler Does

by Antony Ingram
Green Car Reports
July 30, 2012

To those who remember “three on the tree” or “four on the floor”, today’s seven and eight-speed automatic transmissions seem to offer a bewildering amount of gears to choose from.

Chrysler will go one better in 2013 with a nine-speed automatic transmission, as the maker looks towards improving transmission technology as a way of creeping towards the 54.5mpg 2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy targets.

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