Last post on Jan 10, 2008 at 4:18 PM
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#1 of 3 CVT vs 6-speed CVT vs 6-speed Automatic
Dec 07, 2007 (7:47 am)
I am lost with all this terminology used by car manufacturers. Could someone give some clarification on this, please.
CVT, I thought is a technology where theoretically there is an infinite number of gear changes.
#2 of 3 Re: CVT vs 6-speed CVT vs 6-speed Automatic [batman47]
Dec 07, 2007 (10:19 am)
CVT -- Stepless changes between lowest and highest drive ratios.
CVT 6-Speed -- Standard CVT with simulation of 6 gear changes. Some users like the feel of the car shifting, but it's really just a CVT.
6-Speed Automatic -- 6 physical fixed gear ratios, automatically selected by the transmission.
#3 of 3 Re: CVT vs 6-speed CVT vs 6-speed Automatic [biscuit_xls]
Jan 10, 2008 (4:18 pm)
CVT 6-speed will have an infinite number of ratios (in theory) but will allow you to select distinct ratios for pretend manual shifting and hill-holding on long descents. They are most useful for the engine-braking feature on long descents; I've never seen anyone out-shift the tranny's computer during rapid acceleration.