ZF continuously drives the electrification of its 8-speed construction kit forward. Now, with its 4th generation, the kit has reached a new level that sets standards worldwide: with high integration, further reduced emissions and far-reaching installation flexibility that is simultaneously reduced in complexity. All in all, the current 8-speed plug-in hybrid transmission enables CO2 reduction in the overall system of more than 70% (WLTC) compared to current conventional transmissions.
The high modularity of the new 4th-generation 8-speed construction kit is a crucial customer benefit as the extensive use of conventional components and designs reduces the installation adjustments and corresponding investments to a minimum. In spite of this, it has been possible to further improve the performance of the 8-speed transmission: The electric motor now delivers up to 160 kW of power and a maximum torque of 450 Nm. The overall performance of the modular transmission kit is an impressive 550 kW of power and 1,000 Nm of torque. It should be emphasized that this performance was brought about by making optimum use of the installation space requirements. Despite its considerable power, the 4th-gen. 8-speed modular transmission kit is also significantly optimized in terms of fuel consumption and emissions. The new 8-speed construction kit thus supports vehicle manufacturers in their efforts to meet the increasingly stringent legal requirements with regard to CO2 emissions. Thus the current version ultimately makes an important contribution to the future viability of both ZF and its customers.