First US Benz Model to Come with the New 9 G-Tronic is the 2015 CLS

The new ultra-efficient 9-speed automatic gearbox from Mercedes-Benz was already creating waves of attention around it after surprising all European customers who had ordered what they thought at the time was a facelifted E 350 CDI BlueTec with the 7 G-Tronic.
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As most of you already know by now, the Swabians had already started configuring E-Classes with the new 9 G-Tronic instead of the 7-speed without even issuing a press release about the launch of the new transmission.

Since Mercedes-Benz won't use the new transmission just on a single car model, the next question on everyone's mind was when and on what car will the gearbox appear on in the future.

At least for the North American continent, that question seems to have been answered by the folks from Edmund's, who state that they have been informed by a Mercedes-Benz insider in regards to the launch of the 9 G-Tronic in the US.

The first American model to feature the new transmission will not be the facelifted E-Class, but the 2015 CLS, apparently, which can only be configured from next fall.

Edmund's doesn't provide any reasons for the huge delay between Europe and the US, but continues to speculate that the transmission will have a slow-rollout across most models available over the pond, especially since it can also be paired with Mercedes-Benz's hybrid systems.

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