8 ratios for the Peugeot EAT8 automatic transmission, produced in collaboration with Aisin
In a world that pushes more and more towards the adoption of the automatic transmission, a manual with “only” five or six reports are decidedly obsolete and anachronistic. Also, this thought will have pushed Peugeot, in collaboration with Aisin, to develop the new automatic transmission EAT8, an eight-speed that mount the Peugeot 3008 and 5008.
Having 8 ratios undoubtedly means managing the gears better, exploiting ratios that could significantly increase efficiency. Just on the motorway, for example, a very long-ratio makes it possible to considerably reduce engine revolutions, which are then quickly re-established if necessary with a climb following the rapid pressure of the gas. This allows the EAT8 gearbox from Peugeot, a system developed directly in collaboration with the Japanese Aisin.
Essentially, the torque converter helps to move smoothly and precisely from one gear to another, without jolts of any kind and even responding decisively when trying to push the accelerator more fully. Obviously, you can not miss the paddles on the steering wheel, which allow you to manually select the gear and return to automatic mode without having to move the gear selector if D is selected. In case you switch the selector on M the will and then to drive constantly in manual mode. This is followed by an automatic selection of the parking mode for safety reasons when the machine’s engine is switched off, to avoid unpleasant problems.