automatic transmission


: a system in a vehicle that changes gears at different speeds without direct control by the driver
I can't drive her car because it has a manual transmission instead of an automatic transmission.

Examples of automatic transmission in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are three powertrain options to choose between, each of which comes mated to an automatic transmission, according to Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 8 May 2024 The engine is linked to a new eight-speed automatic transmission. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 2 May 2024 Those first Corvettes were powered by Chevrolet’s in-line six-cylinder, 136-horsepower engine with Powerglide automatic transmission and sold for $3,490 or about $40,315 in 2024’s dollars. David Krumboltz, The Mercury News, 18 Feb. 2024 It’s mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 9 Apr. 2024 Engine My trim arrived with a 2.0L Ecoboost inline 3 engine with start-stop, mated to a smooth 8-speed automatic transmission. Josh Max, Forbes, 24 Feb. 2024 An automatic transmission is available but feh – this is a car that must be sticked to get the true experience. Josh Max, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 The technical specs include a 2.5-liter I-4 GDI engine that produces 191 horsepower and 181 lb of torque, matched to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 18 Mar. 2024 The gasoline model has an eight-speed automatic transmission. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 14 Mar. 2024

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“Automatic transmission.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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