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 »

Paddle shifters are attached to the steering wheel of a car and allow drivers to manually switch gears without using the clutch. These shifters are mostly found on high-performance sports cars but are becoming more popul... More »

Used-car shoppers considering the Maserati Quattroporte performance sedan should consider avoiding models fitted with the DuoSelect automated manual transmission due to the uneven shifting performance of that transmissio... More » Vehicles Buying & Selling

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 » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance Transmission

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 »