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      01-17-2008, 04:16 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by sdiver68 View Post
Are 7 gears better than 6 in high HP/TQ cars?

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.

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.

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.