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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New Volvo Automatic Transmission Returns Same Efficiency as a Manual

New Volvo Automatic Transmission Fuel economy and low emissions are clearly important goals at Volvo right now. Volvo's new six-speed Powershift automatic transmission when mated with its 1.6 liter, diesel four-cylinder engine gives the same fuel economy and emissions found if the cars had a manual transmission. It has also improved efficiency for the 1.6 liter T3 petrol engine The Powershift transmission is available on the Volvo S60, S80, V60 and V70, and the 1.6 liter diesel produces 115hp. The S60 with this powertrain uses 4.3l/100km of diesel and produces 114g/km of CO2. The V60, V70 and S80 all use 4.5l/100km and make 119g/km of CO2. The improvement comes as a result of Volvo reducing the friction between gearbox components...

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Best mileage: Automatic or manual?

Best Mileage: Automatic or Manual? When shopping for a vehicle that will return the best gas mileage, an old maxim was that a vehicle equipped with a manual transmission -- one with a clutch that must be shifted by the driver -- would be more economical than the same vehicle using an automatic transmission. Is that still true today? It was back when the average automatic transmission had only three gears and was a lot less efficient in transferring power to the rear wheels. But today's automatic transmissions sort through as many as eight forward speeds under all types of driving conditions to deliver optimum performance. And the new Continuously Variable Transmissions, or CVT, use a series of belts to...

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What is a Transmission?

What is a transmission? Your car’s transmission is the most complicated and least understood major component in your car or truck. In today’s cars, the transmission is a combination of sophisticated hydraulics and computer-controlled electronic components. The transmission is a mechanical component designed to transmit power from a vehicle’s engine to the drive axle, which makes the wheels drive the vehicle. By varying the gear ratio, the transmission alters the levels of power and speed to the wheels. For example, in low ranges, the transmission provides more power and less speed; in high ranges, just the opposite is true. This reduces the load on the engine, while increasing the vehicle’s speed and fuel economy. Some vehicles use a clutch to...

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