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Mercedes-Benz Patent Application Suggests New Eight-Speed Auto On The Way

he fight against emissions and fuel consumption means too may forward ratios are never enough, and mercedes-benz is reportedly the latest to squeeze another gear into one of its automatic transmissions. a patent application by the german carmaker, unearthed by auto guide, has attempted to lock in the “8g-tronic” name, which would accompany the company’s existing 9g- and 7g-tronic transmissions.
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