An exciting announcement was given by the British manufacturer Mini with its 2018 car release dates still being secret. Mini parties revealed that their products, including three-door mini and five-door mini aka countryman, and also Mini Convertible will get technically updated. And the update is on the transmission side used in those products
Yap, Mini confirm that there is a new dual clutch transmission with 7 acceleration that will be paired in their products. DCT transmission is developed to add to the fun of driving that has become the hallmark of Mini products. Parties Mini said that this transmission will offer “impressive shift dynamics for enhanced driving fun”. This DCT transmission alone constructs two partial transmissions into the same housing.
Technically, the Mini explained that in this dual clutch transmission it has the most important part, namely two wet clutch with oil cooling mechanism. Each of these wet clutches has different tasks. One of the clutches will be assigned to the odd tooth (Gears 1, 3, 5, 7) and reverse teeth, and another clutch for even tooth (Gear 2, 4, 6). Thus, in performance, if one clutch is at work, another clutch is ready to wait its turn, and responds only in a short time.
With these designs and mechanisms, the gearboxes in these Mini cars will always be ready for dipper and promising a faster, yet smoother, car performance. In addition to driving fun issues, and upgrading performance issues, the design of this transmission also allows Mini cars to have fuel efficiency. In addition, this Gearbox also has access to GPS to get the required data.
And to accommodate this new transmission, the Mini also provides a new shifter also for Mini cars. This shifter has a tiny shape, and with an electronic model. This shifter will return to its original position after the user selects the gear to be used, either Drive, Neutral or reverse. As for P teeth aka parking, there is a button provided on the upper side of the shifter. In addition, the Mini also provides a button for driving mode aka sports mode in this shifter.