37 definitions by JaaagMan

Based on the Audi A8, the Continental GT is a 2-door coupé made by British car manufacturer Bentley.
The GT is available with a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged eight-cylinder or a 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged twelve-cylinder petrol engine mated to an automatic gearbox and an AWD system and can go on to a top speed of 195 mph.
"What's that coupé over there?"
"It's a Bentley Continental GT 4.0."
by JaaagMan February 11, 2012
Invented by a Frenchman just before WW2 and introduced to road cars in 2003 in the Golf R32, this type of transmission is a semi-automatic gearbox - two clutches take care of two sets of gears. One clutch takes care of odd gears (1, 3, 5, 7) and the other clutch deals with the even gears (R, 2, 4, 6).

How it works:
One clutch has 1st gear engaged, with the car moving forwards. Meanwhile, the other clutch has 2nd gear ready to be engaged. Come change-up time, clutch no.1 disengages 1st and clutch no.2 engages 2nd gear and the car keeps going, whilst clutch no.1 prepares 3rd gear for engagement. All of this happens within milliseconds, so power delivery to the road is uninterrupted.

Usually - though not always - dual-clutch gearboxes are more fuel-efficient than an equivalent manual gearbox.

For more info, see Wikipedia.
"What gearbox have you got in your Audi TT?"
"Oh, I've got Audi's (VW's) dual-clutch gearbox. It's fantastic!"
by JaaagMan January 21, 2012
A BMW 5-Series equipped with a 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine
"What's that BMW over there?" "A 550i."
by JaaagMan December 29, 2011
An internal combustion engine with 10 cylinders arranged in a Vee.
1: A: "What engine's that M5 got?"
B: "A 5-litre V10"

2: Vehicle description:

Manufacturer: Volkswagen
Model: Phaeton

Registration Number: DE56 EIN

Engine: 5.0 TDI
Engine layout: V10
Wheels driven: 4

Transmission: A6

Number of owners: 3
by JaaagMan June 28, 2012
An internal combustion engine with five cylinders inline.
I = Inline
5 = 5 cylinders

For more information, please see Wikipedia.
Vehicle description:

Manufacturer: Volvo
Model: C30
Registration Number: VO56 LVO
Engine: 2.4D "D5"
Engine layout: I5
Wheels driven: 2
Transmission: M6

Number of owners: 1
by JaaagMan March 25, 2012
Volvo's rival to the Audi A6, BMW 5-Series (including the 550i), Jaaag XF, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Lexus GS and the Subaru Legacy.

The second generation (2006) - related to the Ford S-MAX and Galaxy MPVs and Mondeo family hatch, Land Rover Freelander, Jaguar X-Type and Volvo's own XC60 crossover and V70 estate - when launched was available with 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder, 3.2-litre six-cylinder and 4.4-litre eight-cylinder petrol engines and 2.0-litre four-cylinder and 2.4-litre five-cylinder turbocharged diesel engines.

After revisions in 2009, the S80's engine range comprises of 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre turbocharged (Ford EcoBoost) four-cylinder and 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder petrol and 1.6-litre four-cylinder and 2.0-litre five-cylinder turbocharged and 2.4-litre twin-turbocharged diesel engines.

The 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder petrol and 2.0-litre turbocharged and 2.4-litre twin-turbocharged five-cylinder diesel engines are available with Volvo's Geartronic automatic transmission, with the 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine is available with a Ford/Getrag dual-clutch gearbox. All engines bar the 3.0-litre petrol come with a six-speed manual transmission as standard.

The 3.0-litre petrol and 2.4-litre diesel are available with AWD.
"What's that car over there?"
"It's a Volvo S80 4.4."
by JaaagMan February 10, 2012
Similar in concept to Porsche's Tiptronic gearbox, this 'manumatic' (Manual/automatic) gearbox from Volvo allows the driver to select gears, whilst allowing them to still have the benefits of an automatic gearbox - namely, just sticking the gearlever in "D". The gearbox will change up at the redline should a dozy driver forget to upshift before then. Available with Volvo's T6 and D5 engines only.
"What gearbox does this have?"
"This has a six-speed Geartronic gearbox."
by JaaagMan January 21, 2012

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