The end of heel-and-toe downshifting?

Posted: April 22, 2013 in Automotive
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Are you of an age that the expressions “three on the tree” and “four on the floor” actually mean something? 

Prepare to have your mind blown. 

Just the other day Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. signed an agreement under which both companies will jointly develop an all-new generation of advanced technology 9- and 10-speed automatic transmissions for cars, crossovers, SUVs and trucks. 

The new transmissions, to be built in both front- and rear-wheel drive variants, will improve vehicle performance and increase fuel economy. 

And how many remember that for improved fuel economy, manual transmission, not automatic used to be the (preferred) way to go?

Where will it all end?

 

 

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