New Automated-Manual Transmission Will Improve Chrysler Fuel Economy


Auto­mat­ic trans­mis­sions are con­ve­nient to dri­ve, but the torque con­ver­tor hurts fuel econ­o­my com­pared with a man­u­al trans­mis­sion. Getrag’s new Pow­er­shift auto­mat­ed-man­u­al trans­mis­sion allows full auto­mat­ic oper­a­tion with­out a torque con­ver­tor or man­u­al shift­ing with­out a clutch ped­al. It is expect­ed to appear in new 4- and 6-cylin­der Chryslers.