2013 Dodge Dart is coming with ZF 9-speed auto and 40 mpg image

The Alfa Romeo based 2013 Dodge Dart will hit the market with a six-speed dual clutch transmission and a new ZF nine-speed automatic gearbox, which will help improve the fuel consumption to about 40 mpg.

According to Automotive News, Sergio Marchionne, the Fiat CEO, has talked with Reuters about the 2013 Dodge Dart and the company’s official said the model will do 40 mpg by the end of the month thanks to the six-speed dual clutch transmission and the new ZF nine-speed automatic gearbox. The 2013 Dodge Dart will come with a choice of three engines, a 1.4 liter 16 valve MultiAir Turbo, a 2.4 liter 16 valve MultiAir and a 2.0 liter 16 valve unit.

As you probably remember from the previous article on the 2013 Dodge Dart, the model is being based on the Alfa Romeo, and the “Dart” badge is actually a revival of the 1960s model. Dodge says that the 2013 Dart is riding on a platform adapted from Fiat’s European Alfa Romeo Giulietta and the model is promising European style driving dynamics and a four-independent suspension which is uncommon in the compact segment. The new 2013 Dodge Dart will be officially presented in January 2012, at the Detroit Motor Show.