4 Legendary Automatic Transmissions

By All Auto Staff - December 1st, 2018 in Uncategorized

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4 Legendary Automatic Transmissions

Allison 1000 Transmission

Near-indestructible and capable of holding more than 750 lb-ft of torque, these slushboxes are used in many GM trucks, particularly paired with diesel engines.  Introduced in 2001, subsequent 2000, 3070/4070 Allison variants exist for larger-duty trucks and work vehicles, operating in hundreds of different models today.

Zahnradfabrik Friedrichshafen 8HP

Widespread use is a great indicator of a transmission’s efficacy, and the 8HP is no different. Used extensively by BMW, Volkswagen, Fiat/Chrysler/Dodge and licensed to countless other brands including Aston Martin and Bentley, this European marvel holds up to 516 lb/ft of torque with precision shifting in less than 200 milliseconds. That’s German engineering for you!

Ford C6 transmission

A marked improvement over Ford’s lackluster MX transmissions, the 3-speed longitudinal C6 was lighter, less complicated, and offered a higher torque capacity than the MX. In service between 1966 and 1996, ford offered the C6 in a wide range of models across their lineup, making it a well known domestic automatic.

PowerGlide (GM)

Also known as the “slip-n-slide PowerGlide”, this 2-speed automatic was built from 1950 to 1973 as one of the first automatics ever produced. Very simple to maintain and drive, it endeared loyal consumers in performance automotive circles for decades. Even today, it’s used in drag cars producing well over 1,000 hp — and setting quarter mile records to boot.  

Sadly, No Transmission is Perfect

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