This is a discussion on Dual Clutch within the Dodge Dart Transmission forums, part of the Dodge Dart Garage - The Mopar Zone category; i know the automatic now has a dual dry clutch...any word on the manual 6 speed having dual clutches?? thatd be...pretty clutch lol...
i know the automatic now has a dual dry clutch...any word on the manual 6 speed having dual clutches?? thatd be...pretty clutch lol
There isn't a clutch pedal, that's the point.
There are 2 automatics, the Powertech for the 2.0 and 2.4 and the DDCT for the 1.4. The DDCT is basically the manual with extra parts added on to automatically shift it and add a park "gear." The dual clutch allows it to shift more smoothly and more quickly than having a computer actuated single clutch. Dual clutch transmissions typically have a dual main shaft with even gears on one and the odd gears on the other. The dual clutches switch between those two shafts.
And, technically speaking, automatic transmissions have multiple internal wet clutches used to select the gear ratios.
Are we being punk'd?
Ferrari has had an "automatic" like this for years, used in Formula even (paddle shifters, no clutch)
Basically small servos do the job of clutching and shifting, and the computer controls it all.
Why do this instead of just using a regular automatic? Efficiency.
Power to the wheels with traditional automatics is lower than with a clutch and stick shift, due to power loss in the torque converter.
With mileage becoming more and more important, more efficient transmissions (those with less power loss) will start to become more and more common. CVT's are becoming more popular as well.
...and yet again...
2013 Dodge Dart Rallye 1.4L
6 spd Manual Transmission
F/R Splash Guards
F/R Slush Mats
GunMetal Wheels (PlastiDip)
Rear Diffuser Panel
Sorry guys..just not used to clutches on automatics. No reason to rip on me when I'm asking a question. Drove the ddct and manual...not even a comparison for me. 6speed manual ftw
All automatics still have a clutch within the transmission. The clutch and gears are selected by a computer versus you having to physically push in a clutch pedal and shift gears. It is all done for you but they still have some type of clutch. The DDCT is just a new clutch design that Dodge is using on this car. Don't feel bad. When I first heard about it I thought that the DDCT was in both manuals and autos. I found out later through a link provided on here that I was wrong.