I have seen a lot of rumors saying the 8 speed tranny will be in the 2015 Challenger. Just wondering if anyone can confirm that.
I am curious to see... Allpar has a test of a Charger 3.6 with the 8 speed auto... was pretty quick from what I remember, just a tick off the 06' Hemi Charger's 0-60 times....They've been putting 8 speeds in their trucks for awhile.
Kinda scares me....8 speeds has to rob some performance...even weight.
Yeah, I am curious too. I recently drove the Dodge Charger with the V6 and the 8 speed transmission. I have to say the tranny felt great and the pick up was really strong. As a bonus 31mpg. I would seriously think about trading my RT for that.I am curious to see... Allpar has a test of a Charger 3.6 with the 8 speed auto... was pretty quick from what I remember, just a tick off the 06' Hemi Charger's 0-60 times....
I understand fully...my wife's GC is a '12 with a six-speed auto behind the 5.7. I really think those idiot programmers are trying to lug the engine to death in ECO mode. Even with the low shift points, we still only manage about 14 or 15 MPG. If I'm driving it alone, I use the manual shift.We have a 2014 Jeep GC with the 8 speed trans in it and the transmission is fine but if they put the damn eco mode with it, I wouldn't buy one without being able to disable as default. I can't drive the GC, wife's car, without turning it off before leaving the driveway.
Who ever programmed the shift points for that mode should get a swift kick...
True, except 1st gear is pretty low which is good but 2nd is too high and bog's. 8 more even gears would be much better.It would be the smartest thing they've done. The WA580 sucks. Tall family car ratios 1-3 and a deep truck-like ratio for 5. Which means we lose to other cars out of the hole, and can't compensate with axle gearing for fear of running 3,000 RPMs on the highway. A total joke. I would trade mine for a 8-speed right now.
Chargers have a 4.71 first gear. Mustangs have a 4.17. Camaros don't count as cars. By contrast, we're stuck with a 3.59 first gear. It's pathetic all the way from 1-3. Then you get to 5 and it's only a 250RPM reduction from 4. Whoever picked the ratios for the WA580 should have been fired on the spot.True, except 1st gear is pretty low which is good but 2nd is too high and bog's. 8 more even gears would be much better.