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sreigle
05-11-2004, 03:33 PM
I know this is hard to believe, but the following article was at the end of a link in the Camping World newsletter email I got today!

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GM and Ford to Share Transmissions -- 04/23/2004

Due to the staggering costs involved, General Motors and Ford are planning to develop and build a six-speed automatic transmission together. The companies will share costs of $720 million to bring the new transmission to market. Compared to the present four-speed automatics, a six-speed will improve mileage in larger cars, light trucks and SUVs to meet future Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations.

Chrysler already has a six-speed automatic transmission available that was developed by partner Daimler, although it hasnít installed a six-speed automatic into any of its vehicles yet.


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