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Types of companiesCorporation
FoundedLudwigsburg, Germany (1935)
HeadquartersUntergruppenbach, Germany
Key peopleDieter Schlenkermann, CEO/Director
Tobias Hagenmeyer, President
Hans-Jürgen Förster, CFO
IndustryAuto parts supplier
Product (business)Automobile transmissions
Automobile axles
Employment10,065 (as of June 30, 2006)

Getrag (sometimes written GETRAG) is a leading manufacturer of Automobile Manual transmission. The company was founded on 1 May, 1935 in Ludwigsburg, Germany by Hermann Hagenmeyer as the Getriebe- und Zahnradfabrik Hermann Hagenmeyer AG ("Transmission and gear factory Hermann Hagenmeyer AG"). Today, the company is allied with the Dana Corporation, Volvo and the Ford Motor Company, but supplies transmissions to most auto manufacturers including General Motors, Daimler AG, Fiat, Porsche, BMW (Mini (BMW)), Toyota and the Volkswagen Group. Chief competitors include Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd. and ZF Friedrichshafen AG.

Getrag recently entered into two new alliances with Ford and Chrysler to produce the Dual Clutch Powershift Transmission at two new plants in North America: one in Kokomo, Indiana and the other in Mexico. Production will begin in 2008 for DCx (Tipton, IN), 2009 for Ford (Mexico) and then an additional DCx volume out of Mexico in 2010. The headquarters for the new division, Getrag Transmissions Corporation (GTC), is located in Sterling Heights, MI.

The Twin-clutch transmission combines the advantages of a manual and an automatic transmission, and is more energy efficient than either. Shifting between gears will be unnoticeable to passengers. Two main versions will be produced: a "wet" clutch version which utilizes hydraulic fluid for shifting and a "dry" clutch version which uses electronic motors to control the clutch.

On November 17, 2008, GTC declared bankruptcy over debts incurred while manufacturing their Indiana plant. Getrag blamed Chrysler LLC for failing to follow through on promised funding for the new plant.



Longitudinal engine

    • Getrag 217 transmission — 6-speed
      • BMW 1-Series, BMW 3-Series, BMW 5-Series, BMW Z4
    • Getrag 220 transmission — 5-speed
      • BMW 1-Series
    • Getrag 221 transmission — 5-speed
    • Getrag 226 transmission — 6-speed
      • BMW M3
    • Getrag 226 transmission — 6-speed automated manual
      • BMW M3
    • Getrag 232 transmission — 4-speed
      • 1968-1972 BMW 2002
    • Getrag 233 transmission — 6-speed
      • Toyota Supra
    • Getrag 238 transmission — 6-speed
      • Dodge Ram, Dodge Dakota
    • Getrag 240 transmission — 5-speed
      • Opel Manta, various other Opels
      • 1984-1985 BMW E30 (318i)
    • Getrag 242 transmission — 4-speed
      • 1972-1975 BMW 2002
    • Getrag 247 transmission — 7-speed automated manual
      • 2005-BMW M5, BMW M6
    • Getrag 260 transmission — 5-speed
      • 1984-1991 BMW E30
      • 1988-1995 BMW E34
    • Getrag 275 transmission — 5-speed
      • Mercedes 240D, 300GD, 280GE, 280
    • Getrag 420G transmission — 6-speed
      • 1996-2003 BMW M5, BMW E39

Transverse engine

    • Getrag 252 transmission — 5-speed
      • MINI One, MINI Cooper
    • Getrag 281 transmission — 5-speed
      • Fiat Stilo, Fiat Croma, Fiat Idea, Lancia Musa
    • Getrag 282 transmission — 5-speed
      • Buick Skyhawk, Chevrolet Cavalier, Chevrolet Beretta, Chevrolet Celebrity, Oldsmobile Achieva, Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais, Pontiac 6000, Pontiac Fiero, Pontiac Sunbird, Pontiac Grand Am
    • Getrag 283 transmission — 5-speed
    • 284 -- 5-speed
      • Chevrolet Lumina, Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, Pontiac Grand Prix, Chrysler Maserati TC (16V only),Chrysler dohc (16v Lotus head)Seled Mexico
    • Getrag 285 transmission — 6-speed
    • Getrag F23 transmission — 5-speed
      • Chevrolet Vectra, Chevrolet Astra, Chevrolet Cobalt, Chevrolet HHR, Saturn Vue, Saturn Ion, Opel Corsa, Opel Meriva, Opel Combo, Opel Astra, Opel Vectra, Vauxhall Corsa, Vauxhall Meriva, Vauxhall Astra, Vauxhall Vectra
    • Getrag 288 transmission — 5-speed
      • Chrysler PT Cruiser
    • Getrag 431 transmission — 6-speed automatic
      • Smart Fortwo, Smart roadster
    • Getrag 452 transmission — 5-speed
      • Smart Forfour, Mitsubishi Colt
    • Getrag 452 transmission — 6-speed automatic
      • Smart Forfour, Mitsubishi Colt
    • Getrag 453 transmission — 5-speed
      • Smart Forfour, Mitsubishi Colt
    • Getrag 453 transmission — 6-speed automatic
      • Smart Forfour, Mitsubishi Colt
    •  ??? - 6-speed
      • Noble M12
    • Getrag 555 transmission — 5-speed
      • Dodge Daytona Turbo II, Chrysler GS Turbo II


    • Getrag 448 transmission — 6-speed
      • Porsche 911 Turbo, GT3, and Carrera Cup
    • Getrag 466 transmission — 6-speed
      • Audi A4, Audi A6, Porsche Boxster, Porsche Cayman, Skoda Superb
    • Getrag 466 transmission — 6-speed
      • Audi A4, Audi S4, Audi RS4, Audi A6, Mitsubishi 3000gt VR4, Dodge Stealth R/T Twin Turbo

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