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Hi - did anyone here notice the 0-100km/h of the T4 is vastly different between the manual and the automatic? The automatic is supposedly the Powershift dual clutch gearbox - in other manufacturers, this is at least parity to manual, if not faster than manual?

Is it that the powershift autobox is heavier than manual hence the car is slower to 100? thoughts please?
 

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subtlesilver said:
Hi - did anyone here notice the 0-100km/h of the T4 is vastly different between the manual and the automatic? The automatic is supposedly the Powershift dual clutch gearbox - in other manufacturers, this is at least parity to manual, if not faster than manual?

Is it that the powershift autobox is heavier than manual hence the car is slower to 100? thoughts please?
For one thing, they have different gear ratios. http://tinyurl.com/a9buwl2
 

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@yellowbelly - thanks for the link; i'm realize the gear ratio's are longer, but that should point to the auto having the advantage - shorter ratios overall - there seems to be a 150KG difference in weight between the manual and the auto - and that's probably where the big difference comes in.. can't believe the autobox is that much heavier than the manual!
 

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Talking about auto-transmission i just remembered something quite interesting i red sometime ago :dodgy:

http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/volvo/v40-2012/?section=bad
 
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