The Truth About Cars » zf http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:00:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » zf http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com While You Were Sleeping: Macan is So, So Hot, BMW M7 Rumors and Jefferson North Update http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/sleeping-macan-hot-bmw-m7-rumors-jefferson-north-update/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/sleeping-macan-hot-bmw-m7-rumors-jefferson-north-update/#comments Wed, 06 May 2015 10:00:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1062578 The Macan has given Porsche its best month ever in America. If this was the Cayenne, I’d be furious. Truth is the Macan is actually really damn good. Porsche just had its best month ever in the US, and it’s thanks to one car (BusinessInsider) The Macan SUV is taking Porsche dealer lots by storm and […]

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The Macan has given Porsche its best month ever in America. If this was the Cayenne, I’d be furious. Truth is the Macan is actually really damn good. Porsche just had its best month ever in the US, and it’s thanks to one car (BusinessInsider) The Macan SUV is taking Porsche dealer lots by storm and […]

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Editorial: Three Cheers For Eight Speeds http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/editorial-three-cheers-eight-speeds/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/editorial-three-cheers-eight-speeds/#comments Mon, 02 Feb 2015 18:00:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=973521 In the annals of automotive history, there is a litany of ill-fated replacements to improve upon the manual gearbox. From Citroen’s semi-automatic gearbox in the DS, to the Tiptronic system of 1990’s Porsches, the attempts by various manufacturers to offer the performance and driver engagement of a manual with the ease and convenience of an […]

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In the annals of automotive history, there is a litany of ill-fated replacements to improve upon the manual gearbox. From Citroen’s semi-automatic gearbox in the DS, to the Tiptronic system of 1990’s Porsches, the attempts by various manufacturers to offer the performance and driver engagement of a manual with the ease and convenience of an […]

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Ur-Turn: Saturation Dive Into The ZF 9-Speed http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/ur-turn-saturation-dive-into-the-zf-9-speed/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/ur-turn-saturation-dive-into-the-zf-9-speed/#comments Tue, 25 Feb 2014 18:03:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=754105 A TTAC reader is an engineer with a major powertrain company, and offered his extremely detailed analysis of the ZF 9-speed. Consider this an AP level course in powertrain engineering. Before we dive right in to the 9-speed gearbox, let’s take a quick refresher on the basics of gears. The simplest gear set consists of 2 parallel […]

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A TTAC reader is an engineer with a major powertrain company, and offered his extremely detailed analysis of the ZF 9-speed. Consider this an AP level course in powertrain engineering. Before we dive right in to the 9-speed gearbox, let’s take a quick refresher on the basics of gears. The simplest gear set consists of 2 parallel […]

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ZF’s 9-Speed 9HP Transmission Puts Dog Clutches On The Leash http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/zfs-9-speed-9hp-transmission-puts-dog-clutches-on-the-leash/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/zfs-9-speed-9hp-transmission-puts-dog-clutches-on-the-leash/#comments Sun, 09 Feb 2014 03:34:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=727738 In a week we will post our first full review of the all-new and all-controversial 2014 Jeep Cherokee. The new Jeep isn’t just raising eyebrows for the love-it or hate-it styling. Or the resurrection of the Cherokee badge. Or the constant delays in production. Or the transverse mounted engine. Or the lack of solid axles. […]

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In a week we will post our first full review of the all-new and all-controversial 2014 Jeep Cherokee. The new Jeep isn’t just raising eyebrows for the love-it or hate-it styling. Or the resurrection of the Cherokee badge. Or the constant delays in production. Or the transverse mounted engine. Or the lack of solid axles. […]

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Review: 2014 Dodge Durango Limited V8 (with Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/review-2014-dodge-durango-limited-v8-with-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/review-2014-dodge-durango-limited-v8-with-video/#comments Thu, 16 Jan 2014 15:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=695921 Car shopping used to be so simple: you could buy a truck or a car. Then came the wagon, minivan, sport utility and the latest craze: the crossover. There’s just one problem with the crossover for me however: it’s not a crossover. With a name like that you’d assume that a modern crossover blended the […]

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Car shopping used to be so simple: you could buy a truck or a car. Then came the wagon, minivan, sport utility and the latest craze: the crossover. There’s just one problem with the crossover for me however: it’s not a crossover. With a name like that you’d assume that a modern crossover blended the […]

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ZF and Levant Power Develop Regenerative Active Suspension http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/zf-and-levant-power-develop-regenerative-active-suspension/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/zf-and-levant-power-develop-regenerative-active-suspension/#comments Fri, 30 Aug 2013 19:13:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=503361 ZF Friedrichshafen AG and Levant Power Corp., a Woburn, Massachusetts technology company spun off from MIT, have announced what they call the first fully active suspension system that includes a regenerative function that recovers energy from the motion of the suspension. The system is branded GenShock. Active suspensions are not new, General Motors experimented with […]

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ZF Friedrichshafen AG and Levant Power Corp., a Woburn, Massachusetts technology company spun off from MIT, have announced what they call the first fully active suspension system that includes a regenerative function that recovers energy from the motion of the suspension. The system is branded GenShock. Active suspensions are not new, General Motors experimented with […]

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’41 Plymouth Hell Project Puzzle Piece Scored Via Craigslist: Corvette ZR-1 6-Speed! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/41-plymouth-hell-project-puzzle-piece-scored-via-craigslist-corvette-zr-1-6-speed/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/41-plymouth-hell-project-puzzle-piece-scored-via-craigslist-corvette-zr-1-6-speed/#comments Fri, 19 Jul 2013 13:00:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=495712 The 1941 Plymouth Special Deluxe sedan Junkyard Find that I bought from the Brain-Melting Colorado Junkyard last fall now has the body off the frame and is awaiting a Lexus SC400 suspension subframe swap. After much debate about what engine/transmission combo to use in this Hell Project (the plan is to build it to Pikes […]

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The 1941 Plymouth Special Deluxe sedan Junkyard Find that I bought from the Brain-Melting Colorado Junkyard last fall now has the body off the frame and is awaiting a Lexus SC400 suspension subframe swap. After much debate about what engine/transmission combo to use in this Hell Project (the plan is to build it to Pikes […]

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GM, Ford Prepare To Downshift To 8th Gear http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/gm-ford-prepare-to-downshift-to-8th-gear/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/gm-ford-prepare-to-downshift-to-8th-gear/#comments Wed, 17 Apr 2013 11:30:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=485162 GM and Ford will be working together to bring 9 and 10 speed transmissions to market. Reuters reports that the two companies will jointly develop the gearboxes for both front and rear-drive applications, and expect to use them in cars, trucks and SUVs. Automotive News reports that GM will take responsibility for a transverse 9-speed […]

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GM and Ford will be working together to bring 9 and 10 speed transmissions to market. Reuters reports that the two companies will jointly develop the gearboxes for both front and rear-drive applications, and expect to use them in cars, trucks and SUVs. Automotive News reports that GM will take responsibility for a transverse 9-speed […]

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Read between the lines: Volvo’s 8-speed automatic http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/read-between-the-lines-volvos-8-speed-automatic/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/read-between-the-lines-volvos-8-speed-automatic/#comments Wed, 10 Apr 2013 19:40:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=484240 What do the Volvo XC60 and Lexus RX F-Sport have in common? Not much. Yet. Today’s vehicles aren’t just built on “modular” platforms, sharing parts with other vehicles from the same manufacturer, they are also “parts bin creations.” You’ll find the same power mirror switch in a Chevy, Jeep, Peugeot, Citroën, Lancia, Lincon and many […]

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What do the Volvo XC60 and Lexus RX F-Sport have in common? Not much. Yet. Today’s vehicles aren’t just built on “modular” platforms, sharing parts with other vehicles from the same manufacturer, they are also “parts bin creations.” You’ll find the same power mirror switch in a Chevy, Jeep, Peugeot, Citroën, Lancia, Lincon and many […]

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Jeep Cherokee Won’t Be The Only 9-Speed Soft Roader http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/jeep-cherokee-wont-be-the-only-9-speed-soft-roader/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/jeep-cherokee-wont-be-the-only-9-speed-soft-roader/#comments Thu, 28 Feb 2013 15:49:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=479444 ZF’s 9-speed transmission seems to be gaining popularity with storied off-road name plates that are now marketing unibody vehicles better meant for the urban jungle. The Range Rover Evoque is the next recipient of the ZF 9-speed, which should help squeeze some more efficiency out of the Evoque’s boosted four-cylinder engine.

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ZF’s 9-speed transmission seems to be gaining popularity with storied off-road name plates that are now marketing unibody vehicles better meant for the urban jungle. The Range Rover Evoque is the next recipient of the ZF 9-speed, which should help squeeze some more efficiency out of the Evoque’s boosted four-cylinder engine.

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ZF CEO: 9 Speeds Is Enough http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/zf-ceo-9-speeds-is-enough/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/zf-ceo-9-speeds-is-enough/#comments Wed, 07 Nov 2012 16:32:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=466182 Wondering when the automatic gearbox arms race will end? 8 speeds? 9 speeds? Even 10 speed gearboxes have been thrown out as grist for the automotive rumor mill, but one exec apparently has the answer. The CEO of ZF transmissions said that 9 speed gearboxes will be the zenith of transmissions – anything more will […]

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Wondering when the automatic gearbox arms race will end? 8 speeds? 9 speeds? Even 10 speed gearboxes have been thrown out as grist for the automotive rumor mill, but one exec apparently has the answer. The CEO of ZF transmissions said that 9 speed gearboxes will be the zenith of transmissions – anything more will […]

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