Paddle shifters use electronic controls to allow drivers to shift gears in an automated manual transmission. This approach gives the driver the precision shifting one would expect from a manual transmission without havin... More »

Some Ford models with six-speed transmissions include the 2015 Ford Fusion and 2011 Ford Super Duty pickup truck. The six independent gear assemblies in the Ford Super Duty pickup truck only require five clutches to oper... More »

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A dual-clutch transmission, also called an automated manual transmission or semi-manual automatic, is a transmission with internal gears that shift using two electro-hydraulically actuated clutches. The vehicle's compute... More »

A dual mass flywheel works by decreasing shaking when shifting the gears of a high-performance luxury car or a light-duty truck with a manual transmission and diesel engine. Dual mass flywheels work best when the engine ... More »

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The chief advantage of a five-speed manual transmission over a transmission with four or fewer gears is the presence of the additional gear ratio in the five-speed transmission gives the driver more options to match gear... More »

A manual transmission uses a series of different-sized gears to multiply and transmit power from the engine to the wheels of the vehicle. It does this by using gear ratios. In a system of two gears, in which one gear is ... More »

A Tiptronic transmission can function as an automatic transmission or a manual transmission depending on which setting has been selected. Tiptronic devices often have special performance settings to give the driver more ... More »