ZF Group displays an all-new 6-speed automatic transmission at the 2000 SAE World Congress. The 6 HP 26 is slated to eventually completely replace today's 5-speed generation, a unit that currently makes up 80% of ZF's automatic transmission production for passenger cars. ZF's 6 HP 26 is designed for rear-wheel drive vehicles and for torque up to 444 lb.-ft. (602 Nm). Compared to its 5-speed predecessor, the new unit has a 13 % weight reduction. Using a Lepelletier Inc. gear concept, the ...

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