The D-Drive Infinitely Variable Geared Transmission
This brain-bending invention could be the holy grail of transmission technology - it allows you to smoothly move through gear ratios from top gear all the way through neutral and into reverse without ever disengaging the engine. Plus, there's no friction drive component, so the power is always transmitted through gear teeth - there's never any slip or friction losses. In fact, the D-Drive's main difficulty is that it's so damn hard to understand that people don't really know what to do with it. So here's a close-up look, which will hopefully get a few people thinking. Read the complete article here: http://www.gizmag.com/steve-durnin-ddrive-d-drive-infinitely-variable-trans mission-geared/15088/ and a follow up to the response here: http://www.gizmag.com/d-drive-redux/15120/
EN | Bosch Continuously Variable Transmission
Continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) are stepless automatic transmissions with a Bosch pushbelt. By transmitting drive power efficiently from the engine to the wheels, CVTs reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 7% compared with conventional manual transmissions -- and this without any loss of traction whatsoever. Compact and robust, with technology that is easy to apply, CVTs also cut cost and take up less of the valuable installation space available. This video in German: http://youtu.be/5ERSaTJC3eY
2015 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Start Up, Tour and Review
Hey Nissan fans! Here we have a 2015 Altima 2.5 SL. 2015 Nissan Altima Specifications: MSRP: $22,300 Engines: - 2.5L 4 Cylinder with 182 HP and 180 LB-FT. of Torque - 3.5L V6 with 270 HP and 258 LB-FT. of Torque Transmissions: - Xtronic CVT MPG: - 4 Cylinder = 27 City and 38 Highway - V6 = 22 City and 32 Highway Packages and Starting Prices: 2.5: $22,300 2.5 S: $22,560 2.5 SV: $24,720 3.5 S: $26,450 2.5 SL: $28,150 3.5 SV: $29,830 3.5 SL: $32,350
2013 Ford Fusion vs Nissan Altima 0-60 MPH Mile High Matchup Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The new 2013 Ford Fusion and the new 2013 Nissan Altima directly compete for the same car buyer. They are both four door mid-sized family sedans that have gotten bigger for 2013. They both get the exact same EPA MPG but that is where the similarities end. The Fusion we tested has a turbo-charged ecoBoost 4 cylinder engine mated to a traditional 6-speed transmission and all-wheel-drive. While the Nissan Altima gets a bigger 6-cylinder mated to a CVT transmission. In another fun and informative 0-60 MPH TFLcar review, we compare both cars to see not only which one is faster but which one it the better buy.