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Re: Are 6 speeds necessary ?
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Posted by Dean (more from Dean) on Tue, 28 Feb 2017 09:07:54 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Re: Are 6 speeds necessary ?, Justin VanAbrahams [Profile/Gallery] , Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:51:25
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Transmission progress has been amazing with computer management. The F10 BMW 535d 3 liter diesels have wide torque bands, so chasing the peaks is not an issue. What I really love is doing 85mph [true, not indicate] at ~ 1700 RPM, very quiet and smooth. 8 speed transmission to manage 413 ft.lb torque and [available]all wheel drive to connect the torque to the road.

Computer management of transmission can be done wrong. I have seen KIAs that have fast throttle response when starting off in 1st gear. It seems to be set up to create a sensation of responsive power. It is very difficult to modulate and I think that it would be a horror show on icy/snowy/slushy roads.

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