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TAMPA, FL, August 25, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Chrysler Group's TorqueFlite eight-speed transmissions are proving to be quite remarkable, and Chrysler Tampa is eager to share the news with consumers. (1) The automatic gearbox is projected to save drivers more than 700 million gallons of fuel spanning the vehicle's lifetime with an estimated $2.5 billion in cost savings. (2)
The automaker's transmission made its debut during the 2012 model year as the world's first eight-speed available outside the luxury car market. (2) They can now be found in more than one million vehicles worldwide, and the fuel and emissions savings are exceptional. (1)
"The TorqueFlite's wide 7.03 ratio spread is the reason it can deliver such superior performance," said Jeffrey Lux, vice president and head of transmission powertrain. "This enables engines to operate at peak efficiency in a broader range of driving conditions." (2)
The particularly close ratios from fifth to eighth gear is one advantage, while lower viscosity transmission fluid is used to improve operating efficiency and fuel economy, which is especially useful during cold months and when starting up the vehicle. The eight-speed, as per the automaker, is "fill-for-life," meaning that it never requires oil changes based on normal driving conditions. (2)
The company estimates a reduction in CO2 emissions that hover around the seven digits - more than six million metric tons. (2) In addition, the TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission is said to offer up to 9 percent improvement in fuel economy when compared with a conventional automatic. (1)
For more information on the TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmissions or to inquire about one of the automaker's vehicles, contact your Tampa Chrysler dealership or visit http://www.fermancjdtampa.com/index.htm. (1)
(1) "TorqueFlite Eight-Speed Automatic Transmissions Save at the Pump." Thenewswheel.com. The News Wheel.
(2) "Chrysler says its 8-speed transmissions will save 700 million gallons." Green.autoblog.com. Autobloggreen.
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