First US Car To Have A Nine-Speed Transmission: 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class

You read that title right! For those of you who are living in the US, the first nine-speed transmission vehicle will be soon available to a Mercedes-Benz dealership near you. A company insider has reported that the 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class will be receiving this new transmission system. It will most likely be the first of its kind next year, but Mercedes-Benz will surely and slowly add the nine-speed transmission to more models. 

The new transmission is also extremely versatile. It will be available for hybrids, plug-in hybrids, rear wheel drive, and all wheel drive systems. There are no details of the 2015 CLS Class yet, but teases of the nine-speed transmission were introduced in the Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTec sedan. Sales for the 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class will be available next fall.

Take a look at images describing the nine-speed transmission seen in the E350 BlueTec!