Transmission Basics

Transmissions are highly complex products that have various functions and arrangements in the drivetrain.

We distinguish between three transmission designs — transverse, inline and longitudinal.

In addition to manual transmissions, GETRAG specializes in dual clutch transmissions. The transmission control unit contained in the dual clutch transmission communicates with the engine controls and other vehicle functions, making it an intelligent transmission.

But what exactly is a transmission? Transmissions convert rotation speed and torque along the drivetrain to contribute to engine efficiency.