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CLK AMG gearbox

Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by baz.purdue, Aug 10, 2012.

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  1. baz.purdue

    baz.purdue Member

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    Hi, but of a random question but does anyone know if the 5 speed CLK55 AMG W209 gearbox can be changed for a 7 speed one? Would surely mean much more mpg with them extra gears?
     
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    Might be a question of being able to handle the torque? AFAIK the 55s kept the 5speed well into the period the 7 speed was available.
     
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    Ahhh I see, I was thinking that. Why oh why they didn't give it just one more cog! It's not like it hasn't the torque for a cruise gear! And think of the mpg!
     
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    Hi better with your gear box seeing lots of problems with 7g tronic had problems since day one.
     
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    Best to keep the standard 5 speed box, would be a lot of work and costly to change over to the 7g box trust me its not worth it


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    Cheers Clive, was only wondering, may have considered if it was easy. Thanks tho
     

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