drive·​line | \ ˈdrīv-ˌlīn How to pronounce driveline (audio) \

Definition of driveline

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Recent Examples on the Web To protect the driveline from catastrophic abuse, Stuttgart limits the engine to 3500 rpm when the car is stopped. Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, "The Magnificent Seven: 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S Manual," 5 Aug. 2020 The Range Rover's coachwork no longer looks particularly futuristic or sleek, its driveline lacks modern Iimited-slip technology, and its luxury features and power assists have been matched by any number of current off-roaders. Tony Assenza, Car and Driver, "Tested: 1987 Range Rover Makes Luxury and SUV Compatible," 30 June 2020 When the car isn't moving, Porsche limits the revs to 3500 rpm to protect the trans and driveline from unnecessary abuse. K.c. Colwell, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S Reminds Us of the Importance of a Clutch Pedal and Shifter," 18 June 2020 Sure, the suspension and driveline are the same, and the optional six-cylinder (90 pounds lighter this year) is still the hot setup under the hood. Michael Jordan, Car and Driver, "From the Archive: 1981 Jeep Scrambler," 17 Apr. 2020 These performance statistics don't factor in the power that's lost to friction in the transmission, differential, and other driveline components. Car and Driver, "Explained: Car and Driver Will Now Take Your Questions," 10 Apr. 2020 But the four-cylinder engine growls unpleasantly when pushed for grunt, sounding less refined than the regular gas driveline. cleveland, "2020 Toyota Highlander review: A vehicle sure to excite any parent," 22 Feb. 2020 But the driveline's throttle response can be pretty dismal when merging with traffic or from a dead stop. Jim Resnick, Ars Technica, "The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB gets good infotainment, but don’t get the AI," 31 Jan. 2020 The system coordinates the engine, transmission, driveline and suspension for the best launch and consistent straight-line acceleration. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "Dodge plays to muscle car niche with power, technology," 16 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of driveline

1949, in the meaning defined above

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21 Aug 2020

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“Driveline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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