They will say for certain that the new gearbox has exactly six forward gears, which is one more than on previous models.
We checked the massive engine room and filmed the now rusty gears on the open gearbox .
The slick gearbox and torquey engine make low speed driving a breeze too.
Effectively the gearbox engages the next highest gear but does not activate it until the optimum point has been reached.
The engine plant also produces the gearbox and highly complicated gearing components.
Discrete buttons mounted behind the wheel give you fingertip control over the gearbox .
The manual gearbox has a tendency to be notchy and the auto gearbox doesn't change particularly smoothly.
So does the double-clutch gearbox , which moves straight from one gear to the next with no pause and no snatch.
The gearbox has a squidgy consistency that makes gear shifts feel like stirring congealed rice pudding.
Just put the six speed manual gearbox in sixth gear, and it becomes almost a relaxing grand tourer.