that replaces the conventional 6-speed torque converter automatic.Most Malaysians would be familiar with
Japan featuring a new Plasma Yellow Pearl colour, a new front end, and new feature called e-Active Shift
The Merdeka celebration is not over for Volkswagen fans, as Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM)
cars.According to the BMW Group, this investment will enable them to produce E-Drives for 500,000 electrified cars
An increasingly common feature in automatic transmission cars nowadays is paddle shifters. 9 times out
To back this up, any car you buy from Seng Cars World comes with a 1-year warranty, underwritten by AmGeneral
It rides fantastically well, has a beautiful interior, and comes with premium feel-good features price
The 2021 Perodua D55L is Perodua’s first-ever model to be fitted with a CVT-type automatic.
It retains the same formula as before, with a 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine powering the front
Buying brand-new cars without test driving them is common, especially when shopping for an econobox.
with the car, I fell deeper in love with it.
190 km/hDimensions Length/ Width/ Height: 4,534/ 1,786/ 1,524 mm Wheelbase: 2,650 mmExterior 16-inch with
During the recent Lexus UX drive, we were impressed with how the CVT operates and feel.
though, we would wax lyrical about the engagement a manual transmission provides, how rewarding it is to shift
Prior to that my ownership experiences have only been with second, third, and eighth-hand cars.
With electric cars like the Porsche Taycan, Nio EP9, and Tesla Roadster, electric cars have become more
Further, all cars sold in Europe need to be electrified by 2025.To comply with the strict emissions regulations
Volkswagen infamous super quick DSG DQ250 Wet Clutch Gearbox.
Still, the automotive world saw many new cars, with new innovations introduced, which means older technologies
locally-assembled (CKD) Proton X70, the company has confirmed that the upcoming model will be fitted with
When it comes to modifying cars, the sky is the limit.
A large rear roof spoiler with a distinct N triangular brake light is fitted along with updated LED taillights.Completing
greenhouse gas emissions, the countrys Prime Minister is looking to ban sales of new petrol and diesel cars
activate its fierce sideInside, the only telling difference that this is the GR Sport variant is a pair of paddle
The stick shift is available on the lower and mid-spec versions of the Raize and Rocky, not on the GR
Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) has launched the new VW Arteon in Malaysia at the Volkswagen
turbocharged petrol engine making 177 PS and 255 Nm.Still, some are raising eyebrows over its gearbox.7-DCT with
There’s a new front bumper with a motorsport-style splitter and R-specific air intake grilles.The
the facelift is now available for those looking for a more aggressive looking BR-V that even comes with
knobContinuously variable transmissions (CVTs) are perfect for city cars.
Night shift - coffee - response car with DSG paddle shift gearbox. Not a bad start to the night #ambulance #nights #responsecar
Can't find the Red 2007+ GTI with DSG of my dreams. My left ankle is gone. Need a paddle shift car now.
@g_jones good car. Awesome MPG. Get a DSG one with paddle shift.
I want to buy a car with paddle shift like DSG of volkswagen.
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@Shaunyboytjie me too dude! Got an A3 Sportback 2.0TDI DSG at the mo. with paddle shift and leather. Love the car:-D
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Prior to the invention of ‘paddle shifting’, auto transmissions were oil driven. With inventions such as Triptronic etc,then advancement to DSG, now they are no longer ‘lame’.
To all these answers I'd like to add one thing: role models. In Germany the share of manual cars is very high, and besides the rational reasons to buy them (price/fuel efficiency) there are a lot of irrational reasons to stick with the sticks: Many people regard automatic gearboxes as lame and boring. They regard shifting manually as an art or a skill, because they assume that race drivers also drive with a manual gearbox. But they don't. Race drivers use sequential gearboxes without clutch and with buttons or paddles on the steering wheel. When Ferrari began to put paddle shifting into their cars in the 90's, it was not perceived as "soft Ferrari for housewives" but as "Formula 1 race technology put in a street legal car". The often mentioned dual clutch transmission from VW (DSG) started its career in Porsche race cars in Le Mans. All these new sequential gearboxes boast an acceleration without any breaks. The car manufacturers have managed to give their cars with sequential gearbox a certain sound signature. So the image of these gearboxes changed from "hey, I am too lazy or too awkward to shift manually" to "look, my car has a racing gearbox intalled". The other day I read that a clear majority of buyers of the Porsche 911 order the car with sequential gearbox and that Porsche may skip the manual option in the next generation.
Paddle shifts ,are a very ergonomic and easy way for shifting gears manually in automatic transmission / AMTs/ CVT/ DSG etc. In normal automatics, for shifting gears manually u need to put it into manual and then shift gears using +&- by pressing the gear lever forward or backward. But if u have paddle shifters, the +&- are located behind the steering wheel On two stalks one on either side of the steering wheel. (-) on the left stalk (- paddle) and (+) on the right stalk (+ paddle) . Now no need to use the gear lever for shifting. You have all the control on your hand which makes it more easy making quick overtakes.
Assuming a manual, non sequential gearbox, you can skip any gear you want both up and down the range. You do need to keep in mind the differences in engine rpm for the speed you are traveling at, if you don’t want any surprises like screaming engines, non-cooperative synchromesh, or locking wheels. And generally don’t include Reverse in the mix. In competition, one might short shift on the upchange (say go from 1st to 3rd) if it is slippery and wheelspin is a possibility. On the downchange it is common to go down the gears missing the intermediate stages (say 5th to 2nd) as long as the car is slowing accordingly. To do this you need to understand the gate that the gear lever moves in (you can’t really do this in a paddle shift…you MAY be able to get a paddle shift to miss a gear if you are really quick on the paddle - I don’t intend to try to fool my DSG equipped car). Cars are generally spring loaded in the 3–4 plane. So if you pop the car out of gear and let the spring position the gear lever, a straight push forward will go into 3rd and a pull back into 4th (there are other gate patterns…Ferrari used to have 1st out on its own at the far left, but 6 speed boxes have tended to kill this idea). So if you are in 6th and want 4th (missing 5th) you pop the lever into neutral, let the spring centre it, and pull back into 4th. If you want 2nd you need to push it sideways against the spring and then back. Same for 5th a push to the right and then forward.
It’s not about better or worse in my opinion. Automatic car gives you much more convenience. Frequent gear change and clutch operation in cities can be a pain for many people who are not typical car enthusiasts and are looking at a car as just point A to point B transport. For that mentality, definitely Automatic car is sensible. But if you look at your car as a source of driving pleasure, then a manual car is what you want as there is nothing better than total control over your car - you can put the car in exact gear you want and extract best possible response from it by using your own brain and muscles - it takes skill…So when you get it right, the sense of satisfaction is simply way nicer than driving an automatic that doesn’t require much brain/reflexes/eye-hand coordination! And once the matter is about highways and ghats, manual car feels far better. This doesn’t mean automatic cars are inferior - but they are in general not for the enthusiasts or purists. They are only for practical people -, but if you are so much practical, then buying any car itself doesn’t make any sense if you do the mathematics of owning a car for 5 years vs totally using Uber/Ola in same 5 years! There are of course some exceptions - Skoda/VW automatic cars with DSG transmission are fairly exciting to drive - especially the Skoda Octavia 1.8 TSI and Octavia RS! These and many higher end cars will give you automatic and paddle shifter options and can be exciting when you take over the control and convenient when you let auto transmission do the job in city.
The graph's for the DSG box, where in the ,engine speed, graph the speed decreases for every shift of gears. and in ,CVT The speed graph will be a, SLOPE, since it is an infinitely variable transmission. Driving a car with a CVT The controls for a CVT are the same as an automatic: Two pedals (accelerator and brake) and a P-R-N-D-L-style shift pattern. When driving a car with a CVT, you won't hear or feel the transmission shift -- it simply raises and lowers the engine speed as needed, calling up higher engine speeds (or RPMs) for better acceleration and lower RPMs for better fuel economy while cruising. Many people find the CVT disconcerting at first because of the way cars with CVTs sound. When you step hard on the accelerator, the engine races as it would with a slipping clutch or a failing automatic transmission. This is normal -- the CVT is adjusting the engine speed to provide optimal power for acceleration. Some CVTs are programmed to change ratios in steps, so that they feel more like a conventional automatic transmission. Advantages of the CVT Engines do not develop constant power at all speeds; they have specific speeds where torque (pulling power), horsepower (speed power) or fuel efficiency are at their highest levels. Because there are no gears to tie a given road speed directly to a given engine speed, the CVT can vary the engine speed as needed to access maximum power as well as maximum fuel efficiency. This allows the CVT to provide quicker acceleration than a conventional automatic or manual transmission while delivering superior fuel economy. Disadvantages of the CVT The CVT's biggest problem has been user acceptance. Because the CVT allows the engine to rev at any speed, the noises coming from under the hood sound odd to ears accustomed to conventional manual and automatic transmissions. The gradual changes in engine note sound like a sliding transmission or a slipping clutch -- signs of trouble with a conventional transmission, but perfectly normal for a CVT. Flooring an automatic car brings a lurch and a sudden burst of power, whereas CVTs provide a smooth, rapid increase to maximum power. To some drivers this makes the car feel slower; in fact a CVT will generally out-accelerate an automatic. Automakers have gone to great lengths to make the CVT feel more like a conventional transmission. Many CVTs are programmed to simulate the "kick-down" feel of a regular automatic when the pedal is floored. Some CVTs offer a "manual" mode with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters that allows the CVT to simulate a conventional stepped transmission. Because early automotive CVTs were limited as to how much horsepower they could handle, there has been some concern about the long-term reliability of the CVT. Advanced technology has made the CVT much more robust. Nissan has more than a million CVTs in service around the world and says their long-term reliability is comparable to conventional transmissions.
Lots of reasons. Some of which include: Car enthusiasts do not like relegating control to newer technology. It's an interesting psychological reaction. They want to be in control. Despite the fact that DCTs can shift faster and are more reliable, car enthusiasts aren't necessarily technologists. They are often sentimental Luddites who prefer the purist cars (non electronic steering, manual transmissions, naturally aspirated engines, etc). People don't like change. The auto-enthusiasts tend to be highly interested in performance cars. Track racing is still dominated by manual-drive transmissions. Performance car driving demands that you have full control of every gear at any point. People like the fact that it takes a great deal of skill to drive a performance car. By introducing new technology, you are tossing away all that investment they've put into their skills. Manual transmissions provide this mind-body connection between the driver and the engine itself. Going automated is not as intimate of a connection with the car. A DCT will have software which "learns" your driving behavior. This can sometimes lead to unexpected weirdness if you step outside your typical driving patterns. This is rare, but can be infuriating. My last baby had Audi's DCT transmission (which they call DSG). With it, I was able to do some interesting things such as: Paddle shift without needing to use a shifter and take my hands off the wheels and lose that extra bit of control. Shift up and down as needed. Blip the throttle to down-shift by as many as 3 gears if someone wanted to race me (I specialize in slaying BMWs). Use launch control. Get 8 ms shift times (equivalent to the Bugatti Veyron DSG). I'll challenge any manual driver to replicate 8 ms. Never worry about burning out and replacing a clutch. Anyway, as you can see, I'm not necessarily tied to the past.
A lot of them come with paddle-shifted transmissions, which are more likely to be a computer-controlled manual transmissions. When you press upshift, it pushes the clutch in and Shifts for you. A lot of them are double clutch Gearboxes (DSG), which employ two clutches to ready the next anticipated gear so the shifts are lightning fast.
Cars with manual transmission are popular with enthusiasts..beacuse of the sheer driving pleasure...it requires a bit of work,however its better than most conventional autos or CVTs which are slow to respond and diminish the cars acceleration.. Second point is u cant launch ur car in an autobox with a wheel spin as there is no clutch..many people dont like this. Third point is many autoboxes dont allow u to hold the gear to the redline and shift up automatically which takes away the fun when cornering or driving hard Its for people who prefer cars for just going from place A to place B and not for people who enjoy driving However modern technology like DSG transmission are incorporating the best of both worlds by installing manual gear changes with paddle shifters
There are multiple technological advances that have translated from Formula 1 (and other motor sports) into production cars. Suspensions, Formula One cars use multi-link suspensions, while NASCAR cars tend to use MacPherson struts. Both suspension types are available on a number of production cars. Now you may think that, why our cars don't handle as well as those cars ? It's simple, Formula One suspension adjustment is completely different than the suspension adjustment on your car, even the materials used may vary due to sporting regulations. In a race car the suspension has to keep the car stable through turns that generates more force than a production car could handle, as well as extreme acceleration and stopping. The same suspensions would cause fatal accidents in production cars, hence a minimized version/application of the suspensions is used in production cars. Tires, Racing teams use high performance tires tailored to their particular form of racing. In F1's case those made by Pirelli, Bridgestone, Goodyear, Dunlop, Michelin etc, who make tires for production cars too. Technology from those specialized tires has trickled down to production cars tires. You've probably noticed that the tires on your car have grooves in them. These groves allow the tire to channel things like water, or even snow and slush, away from the car. The grooves were first implemented in F1 and then slowly translated into production car tires. The compound used may vary, but the technique remains same. Carbon Fibre, Introduced in 1981 by the McLaren MP4/1 Formula One car which pioneered the use of a carbon-fibre chassis, something which is now the standard in worldwide racing/sports cars, and has made great advances in safety as well as performance. So why don’t all cars have carbon-fibre chassis? Because it’s very expensive, and requires complex labour. Supercars began to appear with carbon-fibre construction in the late eighties and since, the material became a badge of honour for performance road cars. Besides that, the material has seen application in diversified fields, from Aeronautics to Sporting Goods. Traction Control, Even though the earliest traction control systems were developed by General Motors in the early seventies, but it’s complex electronic systems were developed for the Formula One cars of the 1980s, and is the same system that is seen on today’s road cars. Traction control, as the name suggests, helps to provide as much traction as possible, its the e lectronic trickery to stop you from skidding – that little flashing light that illuminates on your dash when you take an aggressive line through a wet, leaf-strewn corner is a direct link to your F1 heroes. DSG/Paddle Shift Gearbox, The Ferrari 640 of 1989 was the first F1 car to use flappy paddles, and by ’95 the conventional manual gearbox had died out entirely in the sport. Interestingly, this has now slowly translated into the Ferrari road-cars, all of which now come with paddles rather than the iconic old open-gate manual shifter. And this move has led many high end production cars to come with the DSG transmission, which was an F1 brain child. Hope this helps. Source - Google search.