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What is a CVT Transmission?

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If you’re shopping for a new car in Providence, you’ve probably wondered about the difference between various transmissions available on new vehicles. What is a CVT transmission, and how does it differ from automatic, manual, and dual-clutch alternatives? In the guide below, the Mercedes-Benz of Warwick service center breaks down the unique benefits of each.

What is a CVT Designed to Do?

What is CVT, and is it better than an automatic transmission? Automatic transmissions use a set number of gears, or “speeds,” and switch between them to provide engine power as needed. How is a CVT different? CVT transmissions operate more like a single continuous gear. Rather than being limited to set gears, the system selects the most efficient engine speed moment-to-moment. With the engine operating at peak efficiency by default, you’ll save more fuel with a CTV than with an automatic.

Benefits of CVT Transmissions

Increasingly popular among East Greenwich drivers, CVT transmissions offer numerous benefits:

  • Belt-and-pulley adjustment system for greater adaptability
  • Adjusts to vehicle speed and driving conditions in real time
  • Keeps the engine operating at peak efficiency
  • Ultra-smooth ride

CVT vs. Dual-Clutch Transmission

Now that you’re familiar with what a CVT is, you may have noticed that many Mercedes-Benz vehicles are equipped with dual-clutch transmissions–while CVTs are nowhere to be found! The reason for this comes down to driving preferences. While some drivers are looking for convenience and a smooth commute, Mercedes-Benz drivers are more interested in the driving experience itself — and dual-clutch transmissions offer numerous performance benefits.  In terms of structure, a DCT resembles two manual transmissions connected through a single gearbox, with their respective clutches working together as one. While both CVT and DCT keep fuel consumption down, the dual-clutch option has some notable advantages:

  • More often found in high-performance vehicles, and developed for use on the racetrack
  • Delivers the engaging feel and efficiency of a manual transmission, without requiring gear changes by hand

Rely On Us for Expert Transmission Service in Warwick

To learn more about what a CVT transmission or dual-clutch transmission is going to do for your Cranston drives, contact the expert technicians at Mercedes-Benz of Warwick service center today! If you’re looking for certified Mercedes-Benz service near you, be sure to check out our exclusive service specials for North Attleboro drivers.

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