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I was going to respond as well, but my fingers got tired just thinking about it.
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I agree. 8 speed might make sense in full automatic mode, but after 2000 miles using autostick and the paddles, 5 speeds seem plenty. Who needs to shift 8 speeds by stick or paddles?
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I agree. 8 speed might make sense in full automatic mode, but after 2000 miles using autostick and the paddles, 5 speeds seem plenty. Who needs to shift 8 speeds by stick or paddles?
When you're really using the paddles and driving hard, you're only flipping through a couple of the gears. Definitely not 1st, maybe 2nd sometimes, but I imagine 3rd, 4th and 5th would all you would be using. The other top end gears just help for fuel economy in everyday driving and the 1st and 2nd help on accelleration.
The Bentley Continental V8 GT has the ZF 8 speed. Curb weight is 5115 lbs. and torque is 487 ftlbs. Seems to work good in that application. At least per the guys at Top Gear (BBC).
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:09 AM
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When you're really using the paddles and driving hard, you're only flipping through a couple of the gears. Definitely not 1st, maybe 2nd sometimes, but I imagine 3rd, 4th and 5th would all you would be using. The other top end gears just help for fuel economy in everyday driving and the 1st and 2nd help on accelleration.
The Bentley Continental V8 GT has the ZF 8 speed. Curb weight is 5115 lbs. and torque is 487 ftlbs. Seems to work good in that application. At least per the guys at Top Gear (BBC).
I understand your point. You wouldn't be shifting all 8 of them all the time, just 3,4 or 5 depending on the situation. I guess I'm stuck with the 5 speed, as I'll be keeping this one for a long time.
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I understand your point. You wouldn't be shifting all 8 of them all the time, just 3,4 or 5 depending on the situation. I guess I'm stuck with the 5 speed, as I'll be keeping this one for a long time.
And if this is the car "I'm stuck with", I'm ecstatic. :-)
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:34 PM
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Re: 8 speed tranny? Dream on...

at least a 6 speed would be nice. my wife has the new edge sport, even it has a 6 speed...yes with paddle shifters. but you cant even manually shift into the 6th gear until about 40 mph. Its only there for fuel economy. i think a new tranny in the SRT lineup would be huge. but wont happen for a couple years im sure.
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Re: 8 speed tranny? Dream on...

I banged out 433 miles on one tank of gas. ACC set to 80mph on a recent road trip (yesterday). When I stopped for fuel I put in 24.7 gallons. Pretty damn good if you ask me.
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same as my statement! Poor nosmoke is stuck with a gorgeous 2012 SRT8 with a 5 speed
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I banged out 433 miles on one tank of gas. ACC set to 80mph on a recent road trip (yesterday). When I stopped for fuel I put in 24.7 gallons. Pretty damn good if you ask me.
It's a 24.6 gallon tank I believe. You must have been running on fumes.
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