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Enthusiasts Why a 10-Speed Transmission Actually Makes Sense

20:56  11 july  2018
20:56  11 july  2018 Source:   roadandtrack.com

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Today's Top Stories. 1. Why a 10 - Speed Transmission Actually Makes Sense . Ten gears seem like too many, but there's logic behind a 10 - speed transmission .

That 10 - speed automatic is the one that Ford and GM are both now gearing up to produce in their own plants. While each automaker will have their own version of the transmission , with unique software and other proprietary tweaks, the basic units are the same. Sometimes it makes sense for rivals to

Ten gears seem like too many, but there's logic behind a 10-speed transmission.: Why a 10-Speed Transmission Actually Makes Sense © Ford Why a 10-Speed Transmission Actually Makes Sense

On its face, a 10-speed transmission seems like a silly idea. It's just too many gears. Six, seven, or eight gears seem like more than enough to get the job done, so why would you complicate things by adding more. There's actually sound logic behind a 10-speed, however, as Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained details in his newest video.

To talk about 10-speed gearboxes, we must first talk about continuously variable transmissions, or CVTs, the car enthusiast's least favorite transmission. CVTs don't have fixed gear ratios-instead, they can constantly change their ratio to keep an engine at its ideal operating speed at all times. That means cars with CVTs tend to drone at a constant RPM when accelerating, which enthusiasts don't like, but that's great for efficiency and performance.

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But, with Lexus and others using 8-speed trannies, it only makes sense that an automaker wants to Otherwise I think announcing a 10 - speed is mostly for show and a way to out-market the I think in the case of these transmissions , the primary goal is actually driveline feel and the secondary benefit

Here are the important stories you need to know. 1st Gear: Why Ford Isn’t Using GM’s Nine-Speed Automatic. Back in April of 2013, GM and Ford announced that they’d be working together to develop nine and 10 - speed automatic transmissions .

A CVT will always be more efficient than any other type of gearbox, but they wouldn't feel quite right in a performance or luxury car. So, to try to combine the best of both worlds, some automakers have added more gears to their automatics. In cars like the Lexus LC 500-which Fenske uses as an example-Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, and Ford F-150 Raptor, ten-speed gearboxes get pretty close to matching the performance and efficiency of a CVT, while preserving a traditional feel. It's not quite a have-your-cake-and-eat-it-too solution, but it's as close as we'll ever get.

And if you're still skeptical, consider this-Fenske averaged 29 MPG on a 400-mile highway trip in the LC 500, which is damn impressive for a car with a 471-hp 5.0-liter V8.

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