GM Hydra-Matic 10L90 10-Speed Automatic Transmission
The General Motors Hydra-Matic 10-speed 10L90 automatic transmissions is believed to be the name of the super-heavy duty (high performance) variant of the Hydra-Matic 10LXX transmission family.
The 10L90 moniker is decoded as follows:
- 10, for 10 forward gears
- L, for longitudinal placement within the vehicle’s powertrain system
- 90, for the robustness level of the transmission (a higher number, such as 90, means that it is capable of handling more power compared to a 10L45)
The introduction of the 10L90 in the 2017 Camaro ZL1 marks an industry milestone, as it is the first 10-speed automatic transmission in a volume production car.
Vehicles equipped with the 10L90 transmission benefit from higher fuel economy and performance when compared to the Hydra-Matic 8-speed 8LXX and Hydra-Matic 6-speed 6LXX transmissions it will replace during its lifecycle.
The improved performance is the result of smaller steps between each ratio, maximizing engine power under acceleration, while a wide 7.39 overall gear ratio spread and a lower numerical top gear ratio results in improved efficiency by reducing engine revolutions at highway speeds.
|Transmission:||10-speed 10L90||8-speed 8LXX|
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We will update this section with more detailed specs on GM’s Hydra-Matic 10L90 10-speed transmission as they become available.
The new GM 10-speed 10L90 automatic made its debut on the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.
|Vehicle||Transmission||Transmission RPO Code||Horsepower Capacity||Torque Capacity|
|2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Coupe||10L90||MX0||650||650|
|2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible||10L90||MX0||650||650|
The Hydra-Matic 10LXX transmission family was developed in collaboration with the Ford Motor Company.
The 10L90 transmission is produced at the GM Powertrain facility in Romulus, Michigan.