Future models of FCA concern will receive a new 8-speed automatic gearbox from ZF

Future models of FCA concern will receive a new 8-speed automatic gearbox from ZF

July 4, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

New transmission from the company ZF will be installed in all models of the Italian-American concern FCA starting in 2022 – this year the start of serial production of this box is scheduled.

Future front wheel drive cars from the concern Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and its member companies will use the new eight-speed automatic transmission from ZF. This was made possible by a new agreement between the two companies. ZF representatives claim their second major order for a new box.

This is the fourth generation of gearboxes, it is designed specifically for electric vehicles and uses an integrated electric drive. Transmission can be installed in cars from virtually all segments, if they have a front-wheel drive configuration. Production of the upgraded box will begin in 2022 at the ZF plant in Saarbrücken. Later mass production will also be established in other places, including the United States and China.

“We are pleased that the Italian-American concern FCA has chosen us as the global supplier of transmissions. This is our second large order for the new 8-speed 8HP box, ”said ZF CEO Wolf-Henning Scheider.

The new gearbox is a development of the modern 8HP generation and can be used in cars with internal combustion engines and hybrid systems.

It is believed that FCA will use the automatic transmission for its large models in the USA. The new transmission will also be used by BMW. About three months ago, the Bavarian company and ZF signed an agreement, which is the largest order in the history of ZF. According to unofficial information, the order costs from 17 to 20 billion dollars. A ZF spokesperson confirmed that the FCA deal is “very large and only slightly smaller than that of BMW.”