I have three questions about automakers and CVTs.
Apr 4, 22:31 EDT
1. Do any car manufacturers make CVT transmissions that do not mimic automatics or that allow you to turn off the mimic function?
2. Does not the mimic function of a CVT defeat the purpose of a CVT (selecting from a continuous range of gear ratios) by limiting the selection to those few ratios it is mimicking?
3. If #2 is true would it not be more efficient to utilize the infinite range available to a truly continuously variable system (not to mention a much smoother and, to my thinking, much more pleasant, ride)?