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Mercedes-Benz launches 9-speed automatic transmission

The all-new 9G-Tronic automatic transmission is making its world debut in the Mercedes-Benz E 350 BlueTEC, which is now on sale in Europe. No word on when or where exactly it will become available next.

According to the German automaker, this 9-speed autobox helps achieve 5.3L/100km (based on NEDC standards), for instance by allowing speeds of 120 km/h in 9th gear with the engine revving at around 1,350 rpm only. Moreover, shortened shift and reaction times ensure optimum responsiveness combined with outstanding ease of shifting, Mercedes-Benz says.

The new 9G-Tronic unit is suitable both for rear-wheel and all-wheel drives, as well as hybrid and plug-in hybrid drive systems. It will be used in almost all model series and engines in the coming years.

Mercedes-Benz 9G-Tronic transmission
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