24/05/2024

24 May 2024
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FIAT Professional introduces the new 8-speed automatic transmission for the New Ducato

FIAT Professional debuts the AT8 model, a new 8-speed automatic transmission, in the New Ducato, including its Camper variant, offering a reduction in CO2 emissions of 10 percent compared to the current automatic version.

The AT8 has a more balanced, efficient, and much more controlled torque for enhanced comfort that is now defined by improved shift times, quality, and control. All these characteristics are derived from the new clutches, resulting in more efficient drivability due to the optimized torque, up to the best-in-class 450 Nm torque for a front wheel-drive large van on the 180 Multijet 4.0 engine.

Another significant innovation is provided by a hydraulic accumulator, a key component in the support of transmission shifts, that manages to increase the proficiency of the output by enabling a faster response time, alongside with refinement during Engine Stop Start.

The new AT8 will also be offered for the Ducato Camper, which will benefit from this significant transmission improvement. The transmission is suitable for Motorhomes up to 5-ton GVW, with an increase of over 600 kg compared to previous models and a total weight including towing of 6.5 tons. This places the New Ducato and FIAT Professional as standout choices in the market.

The anticipated CO2 reduction accompanying the launch of the AT8 was already factored into the creation process of the New Ducato, thanks to its aerodynamic enhancements.