Maximum driving pleasure and minimum fuel consumption with GETRAG

Weight reduction

Efficency by light construction

A vehicle’s consumption can decrease along with its weight. Therefore, it is enormously important for efficient transmissions to be light also.

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Reducing weight isn`t just about using lighter materials - it goes way beyond that. Optimizing the parts strategy - which includes reducing a transmission’s components - can decrease weight by about 20 percent, as with the MX65 family, for example.

Even optimizing components to the requirements saves weight. Therefore GETRAG allows modular use of components within a single transmission family, thereby optimally adapting the transmission to the torque class. This avoids needless reserves due to oversized and therefore heavier gears.

Virtual gears

Weight reduction is carried to extremes in dual clutch transmissions with cascaded gears. On the new 6 speed dual clutch transmissions6DCT150 and 6DCT200, the first gear is realized with a cascaded gear, dispensing with the size and weight of a physical first gear.