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Old 03-02-2011, 04:39 PM
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Mein Auto: Audi A3 - X1 on order!!
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Originally Posted by sd330Ci View Post
I guess that US will get NO manual as well...
So the only choice left is Subaru?
I would guess that to be the case as well. I think they are going for a big MPG figure. With 8 speeds , 8th is massively overdriven and provides 37-38mpg on the highway. They have also kept 1st and second pretty tight to improve low end acceleration. The specs on the transmission are impressive, check out the video at this link

http://www.zf.com/corporate/en/produ...nsmission.html

Good details and blown out cutaway views on the technology, it shifts gears in 200 milliseconds and can shift directly from 8th to 2nd at that speed. It should work well behind the high torque turbo motor in this car.
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