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6 speed hofer powertrain designed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) for JAC goes in to production


Over a three year period, hofer powertrain, working with closely with JAC engineers, have delivered the Saphir DCT in to volume production. hofer powertrain was responsible for the complete design and development of the transmission, from concept through to production. As well as the detailed design analysis, including multiple layout configurations and refinements, hofer powertrain undertook the design and simulation of the hydraulic control unit (HCU) as well as implementation of the control software and subsequent calibration.

The transmission will be introduced into the market in an SUV, the ”S5“; two model ranges are planned. Initially this will be for the 2.0l T gasoline engine application but will then be followed by a the 1.5l T gasoline version. A C-class vehicle application is also in the pipe line.

“We are very proud to have worked closely with the JAC engineers to deliver a product to meet their technical and commercial aspirations and we look forward to following their continued success in the automotive arena.” says Johann HOFER.

For further information on this or other hofer powertrain products, or to discuss your requirements, please contact:

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