Figure 5: Audi VDP CVT cutaway
Gold, Aaron CVT - what the Continuously Variable Transmission is and how CVT works. Retrieved Feb 15, 2007, from About Web site: http://cars.about.com/od/thingsyouneedtoknow/a/CVT.htm
With a CVT you never feel the transmission shift when driving and it changes adapting to the driving conditions.
The CVT operates on many different systems of which there are 3 common types which will be discussed here:
- The Variable-Diameter System
- The Toroidal System
- The Hydrostatic System