Super Car Will Not Use Manual Transmission Again

Super Car Will Not Use Manual Transmission Again Currently super car enthusiast still believe speed manual transmission is much better than the automatic. But in the future, the manual transmission is believed to be missing from sports cars and even a super car will also use an automatic transmission. “It will always be a market for the (transmission) manual in Europe as long as the law allows them,” said Paolo Mantelli which is an Italian company bosses transmission, Oerlikon Graziano said from just-auto on Monday  04 Juli 2011. “But it is interesting that we are now being asked to design AMTs (manual-automatic transmission) that does not have a manual option,” he said. From their research, Mantelli said that if the...

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2012 Volkswagen Amarok TDI420 to Get 8-Speed Auto Transmission

2012 Volkswagen Amarok The Volkswagen Amarok will feature an eight-speed automatic transmission system for the 2012 model year. The 2012 Amarok will be the first model year to be fitted with an automatic transmission system since its launch in 2009. This transmission system has been adapted from the Touareg SUV. However, this transmission system is only offered with one engine choice. It will be fitted to the range topping version of the existing 2.0 twin-turbo TDI producing 180 horsepower and 310 lb-ft (420Nm) of torque. This model is the new flagship model and has been dubbed as the TDI420. Apart from the flagship, the Amarok line will be offered with a 163 horsepower version of the same engine. The 122 horsepower entry level TDI has been dropped from...

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BMW 650i Gran Coupe 8-speed Sport Automatic Transmission

BMW 8-speed Sport Automatic Transmission The 8-speed Sport Automatic transmission in the new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe boasts a perfect combination of speed, flexibility, sportiness, and efficiency. What sets it apart are its minimal torque converter slip and rapid gear changes. An innovative gear set configuration allows this transmission to offer eight gears, maximizing acceleration at any road speed, yet allowing the driver to conserve fuel by cruising at low revs. Befitting the Gran Coupe’s sporting character, the driver can choose to select gears manually via shift paddles on the standard Sport leather steering wheel. In addition to the efficiency of the engine and 8-speed Sport Automatic transmission, an extensive range of BMW Efficient Dynamics measures contribute to reducing...

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Gears Galore: How Many Speeds Is Too Many?

Gears Galore: How Many Speeds is Too Many? Belts, chains, and gears: They’ve been the stuff of transmissions for 125 years. But today’s gearboxes have as much in common with the transmission on Henry Ford’s 1896 Quadracycle as your kid’s balsawood glider has with the gone-missing hypersonic Falcon HTV-2. Today, traditional manuals and torque-converter-equipped automatics share the road with continuously variable transmissions (CVTs), dual-clutch automated manuals, electrified automatics, and power-split electric motor transmissions. And though two- and three-speed automatics and four- to five-speed manuals ruled for decades, new transmissions offer seven, eight and even nine forward gears. As the gear count in new cars approaches double digits, we have to wonder: What’s with the rush for more speeds, and how...

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