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Take Your Drive Experience to the Next Level With an 8 Speed Transmission

Manufacturers Going Over to 8 Speed Automatic Transmissions

When you start to look around at the different car manufacturers, you are going to see that a lot of them that are going to the 8 speed auto transmission.

Chevy, Jaguar and Jeep

Just to name a few is the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, the 2017 Jaguar XE is going to have the choice of 3 different engines, a manual transmission and the choice of an automatic 8 speed transmission. The next generation Jeep  Wrangler is going to include a Diesel engine as well as an 8 speed automatic transmission.

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This is just naming some of the companies that are going over to the 8 speed automatic transmission in there newer models. These new transmissions save you money when it comes to spending it on gas. You get better milage with the new 8 speed transmission as well as more milage during the start and stopping a driver does.

Chevrolet has been enjoying amazing success with the redesigned Corvette Stingray, delivering 37,000 of the 2014 model to buyers, nearly tripling sales of the iconic two-seat sports car overnight. Now 2014 model production has ended, and the company is ready to begin shipping 2015 models out the door of the Bowling Green, Ky., manufacturing plant. The new model is largely the same as the 2014, with one notable exception: The 2015 Stingray receives a new General Motors-designed eight-speed automatic transmission, joining the seven-speed manual and replacing the old six-speed automatic. 
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Why upgrade to a new transmission so soon after launching the popular Stingray? The reason is simple: The upcoming Corvette Z06 and its 650-horsepower, supercharged LT4 engine make more power than the current six-speed can handle without fragging itself. No suitable transmission could be found from a supplier to both handle the Z06's power and fit in the Corvette's unusual packaging, so GM made its own, and buyers of any Corvette variety will now get the eight-speed when they opt for an automatic. 
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The nice part about the new transmissions from Chevy are that they are robust and when the car shifts automatically you can barely feel the shift.  It also never hunts for the right gear, it always seems to know where it should be at all times.

They are also going to start using the 8 speed in the truck lines in the future using the V8 engine that has more power than in the past.

Jaguar Going to Use a 8 Speed Automatic Transmission in 2017 Models

Jaguar XE Sedan that is going to be going up against BMW's cars is going to be coming out with an 8 speed automatic transmission as well as a manual transmission if you want one.

For starters, while we know that the mainstream 2017 XE will ultimately offer three engines, a manual transmission, and rear- or all-wheel drive, so far Jaguar’s only talking about two of the engines, one ZF eight-speed automatic, and the rear- and all-wheel drive bits. As we were already aware, the XE’s top-flight engine will be a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 making 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque—a versionwe’ve already driven
Via: 2017 Jaguar XE: U.S.-Specific Trim Levels, Engines, and Features ...

Next Generation Jeep Wrangler with 8 Speed

The new Jeep is going to have a EdoDiesel engine as well as a 8 speed automatic transmission.

While the inclusion of both the EcoDiesel V6 engine and the eight-speed transmission is new to the Jeep Wrangler, the car maker’s Grand Cherokee silhouette is equipped with both structures, making the Wrangler’s transition a natural one. Anticipate further news on the new Jeep Wrangler in the near future. 
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As you can see, the 8 speed is the next big thing for the auto makers and should move most of them well into the future with this new transmission.

Not counting the fuel saving, there are many other great features about the 8 speed automatic transmission that you can learn more about.

If your current transmission is in need of some repair or service you need to take your car or truck into the best Albuquerque transmission shop, which is Tranco

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