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Audi to do a CVT Transmission?
I don't recall seeing any posts on this topic yet. A week or so back I read
an article in our local paper's auto section about Audi developing a CVT
(continuously variable transmission) for the A6 with the 2.8 V6. Apparently
this new design CVT is capable of handling the larger torque loads in the
larger (than say a small scubie-doo or adnoh) car. It is reported that cars
equipped with this thing will actually be quicker than those with a manual
trans ('till it grenades I'm guessing). There is a 6 speed sequential mode as
well for those who still wish to shift. My guess is they are a long way off
from developing one of these that handles any kind of serious power. (After
all, if such a thing were possible, F1 teams would be all over it.) Just an
interesting tidbit to break up the crash/physics discussions...