Diesel Autos - bcz
Give us a hand please. recommend me a diesel family sized car with a decent Automatic gearbox.

Cheers

BCZ


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Diesel Autos - topaktas
I have a Passat V6 2.5 TDI with tiptronic (my third). I'm very pleased with it and so is my family (tho' I realise that not all Backroomers are VW fans.
Diesel Autos - Dan J
How much cash have you got to spend?!

The Audi A4 with the new CVT gearbox seems to get rave reviews. Amazingly if the figures are believable they are more economical than the manuals.

The Volvo S60 D5 is a superb car with or without the autobox.
Diesel Autos - CM
How much cash have you got to spend?!
The Audi A4 with the new CVT gearbox seems to get
rave reviews. Amazingly if the figures are believable they are
more economical than the manuals.
The Volvo S60 D5 is a superb car with or without
the autobox.



What is a CVT 'box? Is it a "clutchless manual"?
Diesel Autos - Dan J
What is a CVT 'box? Is it a "clutchless manual"?


No - As far as the driver is concerned, it is identical to a standard auto gearbox. The difference is that instead of using actual gears which a standard autobox swaps between, CVT uses a (these days metal) belt between two opposing "cones" which is moved up and down according to conditions and speed. The effect of this is that the ratio is infinitely variable - the car can then keep the engine running in it's "best" rev range where it runs most economically.

 

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