Audi will receive the eight-speed automatic ZF

Audi will receive the eight-speed automatic ZF German automaker Audi is planning to install on their top models new eight-speed automatic transmission, ZF, whose production should begin next year. It is reported by network edition Motorauthority.com citing sources familiar with the situation.What Audi cars will be equipped with the new ZF transmission is not yet known, however, in an interview with Automotive News Europe intelligence research firm CSM Worldwide reported that such transmission will probably appear on the flagship A8 sedan, SUV Q7 and chetyrehdverny coupe A7, whose appearance on the market is expected in 2009.Recall that eight new "machine", according to company representatives ZF will help compared with a five-speed transmissions to improve fuel consumption on average by 14 percent. In addition, the CPT supports the automatic stopping and starting of the engine used to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and fuel economy.It is worth noting that BMW intends to use the same gearbox for the sedan 7-Series next generation and X6 crossover. Will a similar eight-speed transmission to provide for their cars another German automaker Mercedes-Benz has not yet been clarified.auto.lenta.ru14.05.2008.



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