We are hopeful that the American bazaar will get some dual-clutch adulation from Chrysler afterwards their new chiral bulb in Indiana is accessible in 2009, admitting we’re not assured it to be akin to the diesel-four if it does appearance up on our shores … we’re not that lucky.
Chrysler’s New Dual-clutch Chiral to Admission in All-embracing Markets * Ammunition abridgement advance and CO2 emissions abridgement of 6 percent * Offers consumers quick and bland dispatch * Set to admission on all-new 2009 Dodge Journey, 2009 Dodge Avenger and 2009 Chrysler Sebring in all-embracing markets this springAuburn Hills, Mich., Apr 14, 2008 – Chrysler’s new dual-clutch transmission-developed in affiliation with Getrag-makes its admission this spring. The new technology-available in all-embracing markets on the all-new 2009 Dodge Journey, the 2009 Dodge Avenger and the 2009 Chrysler Sebring-will accommodate consumers a ammunition abridgement advance and CO2 emissions abridgement of 6 percent.
“Chrysler’s new dual-clutch chiral is the abutting footfall in chiral technology, alms consumers bigger ammunition abridgement forth with smoother and quicker shifting,” said Frank Klegon, Executive Vice President – Product Development. “This important new Chrysler technology is one of several initiatives we accept in abode to anon focus on convalescent ammunition ability beyond our agent lineup.”
Chrysler’s charge to dual-clutch chiral technology is allotment of the Company’s powertrain offensive, appear aftermost year.
Dual-clutch Chiral TechnologyChrysler’s dual-clutch chiral technology improves ammunition abridgement and CO2 emissions by abbreviation abject losses-first, by eliminating the torque converter, and second, through the use of synchronizers instead of about-face clutches.
In its aboriginal Chrysler LLC agent applications, the new dual-clutch chiral will admission in all-embracing markets on the all-new 2009 Dodge Journey, the 2009 Dodge Avenger and the 2009 Chrysler Sebring. It will be akin to a 2.0-liter turbo agent engine.
The dual-clutch chiral is an automated chiral which utilizes bifold barrage and about-face claws with a chiral manual appearance lay-shaft accessory arrangement, instead of a accepted torque advocate and all-embracing gears. One clamp drives the odd numbered apparatus and reverse, while the added clamp drives the alike numbered gears. During shifts, the abutting accessory is advancing and pre-selected. Then one clamp is opened while the added is closed, acceptance alive after torque interruption. The aftereffect is quicker dispatch and aesthetic about-face quality. Further, with the lay-shaft adjustment of gears, there is added adaptability to optimize accessory arrangement alternative for achievement and ammunition economy.
The all-new dual-clutch chiral does not crave a torque advocate to alteration agent torque to the transmission. Instead, it uses two wet multi-plate clutches. With the wet multi-plate clamp system, the clamp apparatus are bathed in lubricating/cooling aqueous in adjustment to accommodate able thermal capacity.
The wet multi-plate clamp arrangement uses hydraulic burden to activate the claws and accommodate for accessory selection. With this system, the ability breeze from the agent to the chiral is not disconnected during a shift, consistent in a power-on shift. This agency that there is beneath torque agitation than a accepted all-embracing automated chiral with torque converter. Also, by eliminating the torque advocate and abbreviation the cardinal of about-face clutches, abject losses are bargain arch to bigger ammunition economy.
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