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Currently, Nissan is in the final preparation stage before the release of a new Sentra model. In August, the images of the Sentra test mule (including the interior image, which confirmed the presence of a 6-speed manual gearbox) leaked out on the internet. But, a recent report from Cars Direct, which has recently gained access to some official data (order guide) on the upcoming Sentra, implies that the new car intended for the US market won’t have a manual option.
The new Porsche 911 of the 992 Series initially debuted with the 8-speed PDK transmission, but the carmaker recently added a manual option for admirers of classic sports cars. It is said that the 7-speed gear stick will be available on the 2020 Carrera S and Carrera 4S models. Porsche plans that the 1-st 2020 manual Porsche will reach the US customers next spring.
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Magna International recently sealed a major deal on delivery of transmission solutions with BMW Group. It is referred to supply of FWD dual-clutch transmissions (including hybrid solutions). It is considered to be the biggest deal in Magna’s history.
Thanks to huge experience and high proficiency, BW engineers came up with the Torque-Vectoring Dual-Clutch unit, which contains 2 clutches, replacing the standard differential unit in an electric driveline. Conventional torque-vectoring solutions need 2 e-machines in the rear, which are quite pricy and weighty, while BW’s technology saves weight and space in the driveline, having a positive impact on total efficiency of the car.
Allison Transmission plans to showcase its fully automatic transmissions intended for different types of commercial vehicles at the upcoming Solutrans 2019 exhibition. During the event, the company will demonstrate models of the 3000 and 4000 Series units.