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Mercedes-Benz: Working on nine-speed transmission

Mercedes-Benz nine-speed transmission

After the horsepower war we now have the transmission war with Mercedes-Benz working on a nine-speed automatic transmission.

The new ‘box will be introduced on large-capacity engines, our sources claimed.

The ‘box is said to offer huge improvements in fuel economy and CO2 emissions, but development of gearboxes with more than nine ratios is unlikely.