News : Dual clutch for Roewe 550 and 750
Dual clutch technology is a big thing for Volkswagen, who of course make cars with Shanghai Auto Industry Corporation in Shanghai, now SAIC is planning to put dual clutch technology into their own cars. It’s not clear who the supplying company will be for the gearbox or if SAIC have managed to develop the technology in house, SAIC will launch the new 750 (above) with the choice of the old 1.8T and 2.5V6 but a new 1.8T and 2.0T engine will launch shortly afterwards.
The new 750 is expected to break its cover at the Guangzhou auto show later this year in concept form only, but should be on show in Beijing next year, the 750 will be based on a stretched Epsilon II platform that SAIC have purchased from long term partner GM. SAIC is also working on a 1.0T and a 1.5T engines for the MG brand.
The Roewe 550 will be getting a makeover later this year with the introduction of a new six speed DCT gearbox and will also carry SAIC’s new self developed EPS system.
[Source: China Car Times]
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