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ZF to run and tool axle plant (updated)

Chrysler announced that it would contract with ZF Friedrichschafen AG to run a new axle factory in Marysville, Michigan, set to open in 2010 with a capacity of 500,000 axles per year. Chrysler will retain ownership of the building, and 350 employees of the nearby Chrysler axle plant will work there; while ZF will buy the equipment needed to run the plant, easing Chrysler’s cash flow. The plan has been in the works for a considerable time; ZF, which provides axles to all three German automakers and sells transmissions to BMW, hopes to supply other automakers using the facility, which will make high-efficiency components.

Chrysler has released some details on the new axles; they will be based on a ZF design, using aluminum housings which can cut 30-35 pounds and, in some cases, welded ring gears, which can cut another two pounds. Synthetic fluids work more effectively as a coolant while cutting resistance, lowering parasitic losses while increasing life, and avoiding the need to replace the lubricant. Advanced bearings will also reduce parasitic losses.

Dodge offers innovative lease program

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With the new 2015 Dodge Charger and Challenger coming later this year, Chrysler Group is offering a unique leasing option to move…

Down day for Dodge at zMax Dragway

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Dodge drivers were under a cloud Sunday: no driver advanced past the semifinals in the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway in…

SRT: Disappointment in Long Beach

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It was a tough day for SRT on the Long Beach street circuit: the No. 91 Viper GTS-R ran as high as…

Capps keeps top spot; Coughlin qualifies fifth

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Saturday’s qualifying rounds produced few changes for Dodge drivers competing at the fifth annual NHRA 4-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway in Charlotte,…

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