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      01-17-2008, 03:16 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by sdiver68 View Post
Are 7 gears better than 6 in high HP/TQ cars?
Yes


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Originally Posted by imolazhp_ci View Post
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.
Remove the efficiency part at least BMW usually gears their cars to speed regardless.

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Originally Posted by sdiver68 View Post
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.
That's the whole point, its a DCT transmission, there is no disadvantage to having tons of shifts, they are faster than instant, there is no off power.

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Originally Posted by MTV View Post
The higher the Horsepower is in the rev range, the more gears desirable.
That's one way of putting it I guess, In a car like ours it would be kind of dumb to have a gearbox keeping us between 6-7k all the time.
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