ZF at the Auto Shanghai 2015Electrification, Lightweight Design, Efficient Driveline Technology

At the 16th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition, ZF presents its broad technology portfolio for reduced fuel consumption, preservation of resources, and additional safety.

Press releases and images

Press releases

Press Images

 01-01_ZF-8HP_Gen_2 (JPG, 1,0 MB)

The enhanced second generation of the eight-speed automatic transmission (8HP) is designed to provide effective support to automotive manufacturers in meeting the ever-stricter legal CO2 standards – and in a cost-effective manner in combination with conventional or hybridized drives

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ZF's AVE 130 electric portal axle based on an electric independent wheel drive - for particularly economical and resource-saving city bus operation.

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ZF’s Board of Management is looking forward to the company’s anniversary year: (from left to right): Dr.Konstantin Sauer, Dr. Stefan Sommer, Jürgen Holeksa, Michael Hankel, Wilhelm Rehm, Rolf Lutz. Not to see in the photo: Dr. Franz Kleiner, Board Member since January 2015.

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Anniversary logo of ZF Friedrichshafen AG.

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The Key Visual of ZF’s Anniversary Year.

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Advertisement for ZF's "Knueppelgetriebe" (push stick transmission) from 1920.

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In the year 1934, a second factory building was established at the ZF site in Friedrichshafen.

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The publication of ZF’s trade register entry at the Amtsgericht Tettnang (county court) from September 9th, 1915.

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ZF's electric drive module undergoing on-road testing: Zero-emission, efficient driving dynamics, thanks to high power density.

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The electric drive module, which is located in a central position on the axle, has 90 kW mechanical power and high torque even at low speeds.

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The core of ZF's electric axle drive is an electric motor and an integrated ratio unit.

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ZF system solution: The PUM-X45 inverter has been optimized for the electric axle drive module. Its compact design makes it easy to integrate into the vehicle.

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Electric Twist Beam (eTB): The overall system of axle and electric drive is a development project that has been designed specifically for subcompact cars and microcars.

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Lightweight design by integrating functions: The innovative SMiCA (Sheet Metal integrated Control Arm) requires no jointing material.

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The lightweight damper with aluminum outer tube has already been manufactured in volume production for some years. It is used in various M models by BMW, for example.

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The wheel guiding transverse spring (green) takes on steering and suspension functions (bounce & roll damping) in the ZF lightweight axle.

 06-01_ZF-8HP_Gen_2 (JPG, 1,0 MB)

The enhanced second generation of the eight-speed automatic transmission (8HP) is designed to provide effective support to automotive manufacturers in meeting the ever-stricter legal CO2 standards – and in a cost-effective manner in combination with conventional or hybridized drives

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Premiere in the BMW 5 Series: The 520d is the first production model to come off the production line with the new ZF 8HP transmission generation.

Photo: BMW

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Uncompromisingly dynamic, incomparably reliable: the modified racing car version of the eight-speed automatic transmission (8HP) from ZF.

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Clutch actuation passé: With the 8HP, drivers in the BMW M235i Racing shift gears using steering wheel paddles – instead of operating a manual transmission during heated battles and racing for the best time.

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Acid test: The BMW M235i Racing with modified 8HP from ZF is used for endurance racing and the 24-hour race on Nürburgring.

Photo: BMW

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ZF's new nine-speed automatic transmission (9HP): flexible, powerful, and efficient.

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The new ZF 9HP for passenger cars with front-transverse drive covers a torque range between 200 and 480 Nm.

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Land Rover Evoque with 9HP.

Photo: Land Rover

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Jeep Cherokee with 9HP.

Photo: Jeep

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Unassuming control unit: ZF has produced the electronic control unit of the nine-speed automatic transmission entirely in-house in order to make its innovative transmission even more efficient, comfortable, and dynamic.

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The second generation of the 6-speed automatic transmission from ZF with modern torque converter technology.

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Tailored to local market requirements: the manual commercial vehicle transmission ZF-Ecosplit.

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More comfortable, faster boarding and alighting thanks to ZF low-floor chassis systems: Bus Rapid Transit for instance in the Chinese megacity Guangzhou.

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ZF's new TraXon automatic transmission system is very flexible: The basic transmission can be coupled with five drive modules (from left to right): 1. a single or twin plate clutch, 2. a dual-clutch module, 3. a hybrid module, 4. an engine-dependent PTO, and 5. a torque converter clutch. This increases comfort and reduces fuel consumption.

 12-02_ZF_TraXon_Test-Vehicle (JPG, 1,0 MB)

ZF's new TraXon automatic transmission system is very flexible: The basic transmission can be coupled with five drive modules (from left to right): 1. a single or twin plate clutch, 2. a dual-clutch module, 3. a hybrid module, 4. an engine-dependent PTO, and 5. a torque converter clutch. This increases comfort and reduces fuel consumption.

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ZF's AVE 130 electric portal axle based on an electric independent wheel drive - for particularly economical and resource-saving city bus operation.

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