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Old 03-28-2014, 11:09 AM   #71
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7. That little extra compartment some guys already asked about it. I'm wondering where the ECU access is located.

Im surprised no one has said anything about this. I would LOVE to have a compartment there assuming it would be big enough for my phone. The rear low profile headrests would be nice too since I don't even have them in my 2012 except for the center one. And the adaptive cruise control would be nice too..
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Im surprised no one has said anything about this. I would LOVE to have a compartment there assuming it would be big enough for my phone. The rear low profile headrests would be nice too since I don't even have them in my 2012 except for the center one. And the adaptive cruise control would be nice too..
I wonder if we do not have it because of the knee air bag?
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I wonder if we do not have it because of the knee air bag?
It's possible but I would imagine the europe built cars would have the knee air bag too, right? I thought the safety stuff in europe is more strict than here (But I could be completely wrong).
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I wonder if we do not have it because of the knee air bag?
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It's possible but I would imagine the europe built cars would have the knee air bag too, right? I thought the safety stuff in europe is more strict than here (But I could be completely wrong).
Good thinking, with the VIN and the ETIS we can find out if there's a knee air bag in this particular car.
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The 1.6 L Ti-VCT in the Fiesta and Focus in Europe also use the same DCT as the Focus and Fiesta in the U.S, and the US Fiesta used the Mexican assembled DCT in the car that's also built there.

So it seems most likely that every dry clutch dps6 comes from one plant globally on this hemisphere with the wet clutch built in Europe.
Getrag is building or planning on building the 6DCT250 in China as of a report from 2012. They are currently building them in Mexico and Italy. So Mexico is not the only source of the 6DCT250, maybe for Ford it is due to Nafta but Renault and a few other companies are using the transmission as well, Renault and some Chinese brand. Maybe those plants are supplying each accordingly?

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Getrag is building or planning on building the 6DCT250 in China as of a report from 2012. They are currently building them in Mexico and Italy. So Mexico is not the only source of the 6DCT250, maybe for Ford it is due to Nafta but Renault and a few other companies are using the transmission as well, Renault and some Chinese brand. Maybe those plants are supplying each accordingly?

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I will see if I can see the tag on my 2012 1.6l with Powershift tomrrow.

Regarding your post above showing the plant in`Modugno / Bari Italy, here is a press clip when Ford/Getrag began production of the 6DCT250.

At the Getrag plants Modugno / Bari und Irapuato, the serial production of the youngest member of the Getrag Powershift family has commenced. The 6DCT250 transmission will first be introduced in the Renault Megane and the Renault Scenic and for the NAFTA market in the Ford Fiesta. For 2010, quantities of over 100,000 transmissions are planned already, which will increase to over 400,000 annually by the end of 2011. The 6DCT250 was developed for integration in small and medium sized cars.
"Modugno plays a key role regarding manufacturing of highly modern transmission technology" says Bernd Eckl, COO of the Getrag Group. The Modugno plant is responsible for the complete manufacturing of the gear sets for Europe and the assembly plant in Mexico and additionally assembles transmissions for the European market.
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So the Germany assembly plant uses the DCT from Italy?
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We all know how much better Italian assembly quality is...

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