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It is also estimated that the PM parts content in the average-size vehicle will remain the same as in 2009 with 41 pounds per vehicle. GM’s use of PM parts continues to be very strong at an average of 48 pounds per vehicle. Ford is next at 45 pounds, followed by Chrysler at 43 pounds. According to MPIF, the new six-speed transmissions introduced by GM and Ford have PM content in the 30-pound range. Visit MPIF's website for more information.