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Lancaster, NY (June 6, 2013) – Here’s a riddle: How do you produce more horsepower at the rear wheels, obtaining significant gains in fuel economy, and increase passenger comfort while boost driving enjoyment? The answer might surprise you; Chrysler’s all-new 8-speed TorqueFlite transmission. Before the acquisition by Fiat, Chrysler was working with automatic transmission supplier to Porsche and BMW, ZF Transmissions, for a revolutionary 8-speed transmission that could be used in all of their rear-wheel-drive vehicles.
The result was a phenomenally advanced hydrodynamically cooled, high efficiency modular design that not only reduces weight over the existing Chrysler 5- and 6-speed automatics while producing more rear-wheel-torque. Named TorqueFlite, after the previous “bulletproof” automatics made famous by the Mopar musclecars of the 1960s and 70s, the new 8-speed automatics were designed to be easily modified to fit all current RWD and AWD Chrysler applications, be it behind the new Pentastart V6, the existing 5.7L, 6.4L and the upcoming supercharged 6.2L Hemis, and the “stump-pulling” Cummins turbo diesel.
When ZF and Chrysler were engineering this groundbreaking transmission, only one supplier was considered to provide the very best in fluid fittings: Jiffy-tite. Jiffy-tite’s reputation of providing high performance, high durability fittings for Chevrolet, Ford, Cadillac, Chrysler, Mercedes-Benz, Harley Davidson, Caterpillar and more, made them the clear choice. Today, there are over 300 million Jiffy-tite devices used on vehicles worldwide.
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