semiautomatic transmission

semiautomatic transmission

[¦sem·ē‚ȯd·ə′mad·ik tranz′mish·ən]
(mechanical engineering)
An automobile transmission that assists the driver to shift from one gear to another.
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All are powered by Toyota's 1.0-litre VVT-i three-cylinder petrol engine and, with the exception of the base model, can be had with a semiautomatic transmission for an extra PS700.
All are powered by Toyota's 1.0-litre VVT-I three cylinder petrol engine and with the exception of the base model can be had with a semiautomatic transmission for an extra PS700.
Mated to a six-speed DSG semiautomatic transmission it's good for 0 to 60 in a blistering 4.9 seconds - hot in anyone's book and one of the fastest estates around.
It's available as a six-speed manual and with the option of a seven-speed dual clutch semiautomatic transmission which costs PS1,500 more.
The B-Class will mark the arrival of two new petrol engines, a sleek body with class leading aerodynamics and a new seven speed semiautomatic transmission - all of which are designed to keep emissions down and deliver top rate fuel economy.
Its innovative clutchless semiautomatic transmission was always one of the car''s weak points.