Yesterday I received the summer edition of "Mercedes" mag sent out by MB
From Sep there's going to be a radical new automatic gearbox with seven
forward gears and two reverse! Name: 7G-Tronic.
The higher-ratio of the reverse gears is to reduce wheelspin in winter mode.
I guess in mild southern England we would use the feature about once in 3
Another innovation is the casing, made of magnesium to keep the weight down.
First cars to get it will be S, CL, SL (no surprises here) and the
E-Classes, excl AMG.
I wonder who invented/developed it. Entirely Merc in-house?
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