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Old 09-10-2002, 18:16   #1 (permalink)
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not a tiptronic

the sequential shift auto is not acutually a tiptronic, its just a normal auto where you can quickly shift gears by using the lever up or down, as i understand a tiptronic transmission has a clutch that is operated automatically, these do not have a clutch, its an auto. but still a good idea.
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Old 09-10-2002, 18:28   #2 (permalink)
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A tiptronic is usually an auto box that allows you to select the gear you want to be in - Magnas, BMWs, Audis, Mercs etc are all a form of Tiptronic boxes - auto boxes with this feature. You're thinking of an SMG as used in the BMW M3 I believe.
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and by the way, ive always been a die hard holden fan and i laughed when the AU was released but with the BA, i have to take my hat off to ford. Looks wise and spec wise they have released a top car. the XR dash looks amazing but they could've made the XR look a more sportier because it does look too much like the other cars in the series but other then that its a good job.
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Old 09-10-2002, 20:42   #4 (permalink)
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This Tiptronic main difference wont be for quicker times but holding the gear as you take a bend a maximum speed. Thats where these will kick butt sort of like having a manual.
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Old 09-10-2002, 21:34   #5 (permalink)
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Worth pointing out that the terminology applied by Ford to this technology is sequential sports shift. Sort of half way house. Clearly it isn't a sequential manual gearbox but rather an automatic with a pseudo manul shift mode.

If it acts anything like the ESS of the AU then it will change up on it's own shortly before the redline anyway.

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Old 09-10-2002, 21:38   #6 (permalink)
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well thinks will change again in 2004.

Motor says BA 2 will have a ZF 5 speed auto gearbox!
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I read somewhere that shifting the lever across to the left puts the car into a sports program mode - locks out 4th and increases the RPM before changes. The manual gear selection I think is supposed to let you bounce off the rev limiter.
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To quote Auto speed -

Ford is locked into a supply situation with Australian trans manufacturer BTR, which makes the trans almost exclusively for Ford. Ford will be first in line for the six-speeder that is currently under development. That will allow more scope for engine development, no doubt with an optimised bottom end under Ford's fresh new head
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This is very encouraging news. It shows that Ford realise they are in it for the long term and therefore wont just build the best Falcon ever {possibly} and go to sleep. Persistance will be the way to beat Commo.
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