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This is some pretty amazing shyt. I figure all Auto G's will have this pretty soon. Just enter the link, then click on the Xtronic CVT link inside. http://www.nissanusa.com/vehicles/ModelHomePage/0,,24109,00.html

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My fiance's A4 has a CVT tranny. It takes some getting used to. Shifts are pretty smooth, although I haven't noticed a HUGE difference. When you pop it over to manu-matic mode, it selects 6 "shift" points. Technically, there are an unlimited amount of gear ratio's, so you could probably get into the computer and make your own shift points... that would be sweet.

I do worry about the reliability. CVT trannies are simply belts around two "cone" shaped pulleys. The belt moves up and down that cone, thus changing the ratio. I'd rather have gears, but I also prefer a manual anyway [:D]


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It's available on $15k Jettas in Europe...

You can get it on pretty much any VW/Audi car there and most of the Audi cars here, usually as an option.

Supposedly, they're working on a dual clutch manual as well that's supposed to allow shift speeds faster than anything else out there.

Cool stuff...
 

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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by VQI do worry about the reliability. CVT trannies are simply belts around two "cone" shaped pulleys. The belt moves up and down that cone, thus changing the ratio.<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote">

How do you spell w-e-a-r & t-e-a-r? [:)]

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Actually i think audi's cvt is a metal chain so they should be much more reliable than the first cvt's with belts
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by VQ

My fiance's A4 has a CVT tranny. It takes some getting used to. Shifts are pretty smooth, although I haven't noticed a HUGE difference. When you pop it over to manu-matic mode, it selects 6 "shift" points. Technically, there are an unlimited amount of gear ratio's, so you could probably get into the computer and make your own shift points... that would be sweet.

I do worry about the reliability. CVT trannies are simply belts around two "cone" shaped pulleys. The belt moves up and down that cone, thus changing the ratio. I'd rather have gears, but I also prefer a manual anyway [:D]


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You're correct Genjoru, the Audi's have a big ace chain...






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