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Re: Audi to do a CVT Transmission?

Wouldn't it be cool to make it so the trans "gear" was always at torque
peak.  According to Audi, this thing is supposed to make the car slightly
faster than a manual transmission as far as 0-60 is concerned...

Rob Andrews -- Dell Home Sales
1800-879-3355 x 47218 Rob_Andrews@Dell.com
99 A4 2.8Q--too many toys to list...

----- Original Message -----
From: Anders Paulsson <amp5@lehigh.edu>
To: George Achorn <coolidge@tidalwave.net>
Cc: <quattro@audifans.com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 1999 11:18 PM
Subject: RE: Audi to do a CVT Transmission?

> So, again, theoretically, a tuner could make a chip (or the like) and the
> user could determine the amount of gears that are selectable and the
> gear ratios for each gear then?  Hmmm, it'd be nice to have a button where
> you can select preprogrammed gear ratios, i.e. hp, torque or economy.
> I guess you could get fabulous(relatively at least) gas mileage while
> 125 on the highway.  Wow, the possibilities...
> Anders
> >Your assumptions on a CVT are correct Anders. Audi's new engine is the
> >rated for the highest hp that I have seen so far. I haven't driven one to
> >tell you how it shifts, but basically, the gears are predetermined ratios
> on
> >the band (as it were). For this reason, they could have a 6-speed setup
> >they so desired.  The Multitronic is a CVT and not  a high tech
> >
> >George
> >VWvortex
> >http://www.vwvortex.com