How to Describe a Continuously Variable Transmission

In the past, a person could generally only choose between an automatic and manual transmission. Today, there is a third option called a continuously variable transmission (CVT). It is like an automatic transmission in that there is no need to operate a clutch. It can also provide better traction when going up a hill compared to the other two options.

It may take some time for an individual to get used to riding in a car that has a CVT. It doesn't shift gears in the traditional sense. Instead, it uses a variety of gears at once to create the best performance for given road conditions. It is described by some as a single lengthy gear.

If you are interested in learning more about a CVT, contact our service center here at BMW of Anchorage in Anchorage, AK today. It may also be possible to test drive a vehicle that has this type of transmission.

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