must stay under 0.25 ppd.
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Adelaide SA
Q: BF with 6 sp Auto - Usable ratios?
Theres a lot to be said for the new 6 speed 'box being fitted to the FPV range. (A pity it wasnt a 7 speed just to get that extra jump ahead).
A question for those who know how to calculate these things out though...
Two ratios in the box are overdrive. With the the rear end gearing and the available torque versus weight of the car are the ratios in the 'box usable in the real sense or is this a case of a 4 speed auto with a couple of overdrives.
The final drive is a 2.73 whereas the manual 6 speed has a ratio of 3.46.
This seems to render the final gear at least of the auto a bit impotent.
Well done SA pollies (for once). Hoon laws are long overdue to protect car enthusiasts against idiot drivers.