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Old 05-06-2013, 04:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Driver72 View Post
That Roman Mica guy doesn't know how to drive (launch) when it comes to doing acceleration runs.
I wouldn't base anything off him when it comes to acceleration wise.
Though I agree the 6 speed is a good tranny, it's smooth and reliable, it can't possibly be
where the 8 speed auto is. The 8 speed is used in uber-luxury cars and vehicles with even more power.
MPG wise, though the axle ratio and final gear ratio may be the same, clearly it must get better gas mileage. I know the EPA's testing procedures are about 2-3 decades old but in their testing they got 2 mpg better on highway, and that was with the exact same procedures they used when they tested the 6 speed too.
While I agree the 8-speed is a much more advanced transmission; I do have to disagree on you claim that the mpg highway is better. They managed to get 2mpg better for various reasons i.e. grill shutters, lowering air suspension, electronic power steering, etc. I do have to say there is less parasitic loss in the transmission so that will help a little too.
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