Benz musta been reading my mind!
Just kidding, but their new MCT 7-speed combines the inherent shift speed of a power-on shifting planetary set with the elimination of the torque converter (replaced by what they call a "wet clutch" - probably an oil-immersed computer controlled clutch). 100 millsecond shifts. They could probably make it shift faster, but it'd loosen your fillings. Nice thing is that it functions as a full autobox when necessary without the jerkiness.
Finally, the perfect transmission. No shift forks, dual clutches, and all that hydraulic clutter on SMG and DSG sequential boxes.
ZF's gotta be worried.
Re: Benz musta been reading my mind!
If this is whats "on your mind" Mark, that's a scary place! :-) sounds like cool technology even though I only understand a small percentage of what it really means.
On another automobile/technology thread I saw a show on future cars and Opel has a diesel race car that gets 115mpg at 155 mph. The car weights 1450 pounds with a 114 hp engine.
2007 335ia Barbara Red
2003 325xi Sport Wagon
1991 850i (Dinan:Chips,Springs,Camber plate,K-Bar,SS Brakelines 3.91ls diff,17" Throwing Stars)
1987 325is "Dinan Stage II" Track Car
which model will they use it first ? Will the C
classe receive it ? Or it will be a strictly AMG unit ?
I drove a few MB and they auto was not a bad one. This sounds like a perfect unit. I did not like the SMG's harsness and auto mode at all. <a href="http://mydrive.roadfly.com/photos/pic.php?u=56726KDZYN&i=8969"><img src="http://mydrive.roadfly.com/photos/pic.php?u=56726KDZYN&i=8969" border="0"></a>
1997 BMW 840CiA
1990 BMW Z1
2002 Astro Van AWD
1999 Astro Van 2WD
2002 Lexus GS300
2007 Mazda CX9 AWD
1998 Yamaha Blaster+Breeze