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Volvo Cars Launches Powershift — Two Transmissions in One

Friday, January 11th, 2008
Powershift gearbox
Volvo Car

Two-liter turbodiesel versions of the Volvo C30, S40 and V50 are now also available with a fully-automatic transmission. This new Powershift transmission is a six-speed unit. It features twin wet clutches that provide gearchanging comfort on a par with that of a fully-automatic transmission, yet with the performance one expects of a manual gearbox. What is more, it significantly cuts fuel consumption compared with a conventional automatic transmission.

The Powershift transmission has been developed by Volvo Cars in cooperation with its transmission partner . Powershift operates in principle as two parallel manual gearboxes. (more…)