Originally Posted by imolazhp_ci
they do more gears so you can make the lower gears shorter and the higher gears very long, aids in maximum acceleration from a standstill and maximum efficiency at cruising.
I understand the concept, but at what point do you trade gearing advantage for the number of shifts it takes? Is it 6,7,8....15? I don't know, but I can see a point at which adding gears actually reduces performance...which I thought was part of the reason CVT's were developed.