8-Speed Automatic Transmission for Light Commercial Vehicles
Vehicles used in delivery traffic must cope with quick setting-off and frequent stops. The torque converter and the eight gear steps of ZF's 8-speed automatic transmission together with the high spread of gear ratios guarantee dynamic properties while at the same time keeping the engine speed and therefore also the fuel consumption at a low level. The innovative gearset concept minimizes drag losses and increases the efficiency.
High total spread at smaller gear steps.
High efficiency through innovative gearset concept.
Highly efficient torsional damper.
Adaptive shifting strategy.
Automatic idle shift system at vehicle standstill and engaged service brake (stand-by-control).
High torque at low weight.
High shifting comfort to smoothly tackle even steep and winding uphill roads.
The input torque of up to 470 Newton meters of the automatic 8-speed automatic transmission enables ideal acceleration at low fuel consumption and highest ride comfort.
The integrated transmission control unit ensures quick response times.
The new gearset concept with four planetary gearsets and only five shift elements minimizes drag losses in the transmission and increases its efficiency. To avoid hydraulic losses, the torque converter is bypassed very quickly after setting off.
A vane cell pump guarantees an oil flow in the transmission designed for optimum efficiency.
Overview of the current versions of the ZF 8-speed automatic transmission for Light Commercial Vehicles