torque converter


Definition of torque converter

: a device for transmitting and amplifying torque especially by hydraulic means

Examples of torque converter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The stator directs the flow of transmission fluid inside the torque converter. Ray Magliozzi, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 July 2021 This is a big upgrade from the GT-Line trim which only uses a regular torque converter automatic transmission. Kyle Edward, Forbes, 8 May 2021 The nine-speed automatic transmission uses a conventional torque converter rather than the wet clutch pack AMG employs in some applications. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 9 Aug. 2020 This is a multi-plate wet clutch design, kind of like Audi’s, as opposed to a torque converter-style. Dan Neil, WSJ, 16 Dec. 2020 The nine-speed automatic gearbox is also smoother at lower speeds than on V-8-powered models, where AMG replaces the torque converter with a wet-clutch pack. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 14 Oct. 2020 For a transmission with a torque converter, the eight-speed automatic sure has a hard time creeping away in first gear with any grace. Eric Tingwall, Car and Driver, 8 Oct. 2020 The Conti's eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission pairs well with the car's split mission, offering both snappy responses and almost torque converter-like smoothness at lower revs. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 7 Aug. 2020 With 110 horsepower on tap, the Chevy V-6 performs pretty well through either the five-speed manual or the three-speed automatic (with lockup torque converter) transmissions. Michael Jordan, Car and Driver, 4 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of torque converter

1927, in the meaning defined above

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“Torque converter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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