Originally Posted by dan50
The DCT used in North American Focuses is not "...built in Germany and shipped to the assembly plant...". While I imagine a few components may be imported from Germany, it is mostly Mexican-made. Which of course is absolutely no excuse as Mexico produces lots of terrific cars and components.
The export MK3 models built in Germany with the DCT (at least for Austrailia per one of our members on here unida767), has a mexican built DCT per the codes and labels shown on the outside of the gear case, with the same 2.0 L GDI engine built right here in Dearborn, Mi. So to say that they are even building any of them for Ford in Europe is a bit suspect until proven otherwise.