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Under the skin: The future of transmission tech

1 month ago   |   By Autocar

Pure-electric and electrified power units are steadily taking over, but the gearbox is here to stay
A good engine can make a car but a bad gearbox can ruin it. Those almost unfathomable concoctions of gears, bearings, shaft seals and complex mechanisms almost always make the difference between a great drive and a mediocre one.
The gearbox has been underestimated, then, playing second fiddle to the engine; always the bridesmaid, never the bride. But electrification has given automatic gearbox designers a golden opportunity to have a greater influence on the way a car performs by integrating...
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