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New RWD 10 Speed Automatic Transmission for Passenger Vehicles
ISSN: 1946-3936, e-ISSN: 1946-3944
Published March 28, 2017 by SAE International in United States
Citation: Suzuki, T., Sugiura, H., Niinomi, A., Maezuka, S. et al., "New RWD 10 Speed Automatic Transmission for Passenger Vehicles," SAE Int. J. Engines 10(2):695-700, 2017, https://doi.org/10.4271/2017-01-1097.
Aisin AW (AW) and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) have developed a new rear wheel drive (RWD) 10-speed automatic transmission, AWR10L65 (TMC name: AGA0), suitable for RWD/AWD luxury passenger cars and sports cars. This 10-speed automatic transmission provides enhanced drivability leading to outstanding driver satisfaction. This has been accomplished using a close ratio gear train with optimized gear steps for rhythmic shift changes and quick acceleration. Low rpm lock-up and highly responsive shift changes result in a direct shift feel. This automatic transmission contributes to improved fuel economy by having higher efficiency and lower mass than current 8-speed RWD automatic transmissions.