kickdown


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kickdown

[′kik‚dau̇n]
(mechanical engineering)
Shifting to lower gear in an automotive vehicle.
The device for shifting.
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An electric car is a clever application for the kickdown, but the car's regenerative braking is even more ingenious.
If you need extra power, however, the response to a sharp kickdown on the accelerator is instant.
Driveability, again be it in kickdown mode or otherwise, never leaves you wanting for drive.
It is mated to Acura's first six-speed automatic transmission that offers paddle shifters for driver control of the gear selection, including double kickdown capability.
The only real demerit is the slightly indecisive gearbox, floor it and kickdown takes a little longer and the changes are not as smooth as they could be.
Another generous joint was the Gents of Desire Kickdown BBQ behind Stussy, Union, and Undefeated on La Brea in Los Angeles.
Foxes 'keeper Paul Henderson launched hisdrop kickdown the field.
The unique 6-speed automatic gear transmission with kickdown function allows the user to switch between "automatic" and "manual" gear shifting via a control program that changes gears in response to varying driving characteristics.
The overboost function is activated in "Sport" and "Sport Plus" mode as well as during kickdown in "Normal" mode; the overboost function temporarily increases the boost pressure to enable even more powerful acceleration capability.
It's a clear improvement on the outgoing version, with a sharper kickdown and more instant power delivery.
Gear shifts are prompt for the most part and the response powerful when you kickdown to overtake.
Kickdown in the transmission is a little delayed, but this hefty car (2.