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The 200, dog clutches, and AWD

by David Zatz on

One of the major delays on the Jeep Cherokee was reportedly caused by issues with getting the drivetrain’s dog clutches to work well with the nine-speed automatic transmission (according to both inside reports and an Autoblog report.)

2015 Chrysler 200 chief engineer Mitch Clauw told Allpar correspondent A.J. Morning that the 200 uses a more conventional system, using friction clutches. These are more suitable to the relatively light duty of the 200.

For the 2015 Chrysler 200’s chief engineer’s perspective, and a full description of the 200’s all wheel drive system, see our full interview.

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