Without a doubt, Cadillac has made a place for itself as being one of the finest, oldest luxury brands ever. Producing both aesthetically pleasing and performance driven models, it check all the right boxes. One of these is the 2018 Cadillac Escalade! Its new 10-speed automatic gearbox is groundbreaking! You can find the 2018 Cadillac Escalade on CarSwitch.com or look for another Dubai used car before we jump into why this full size, luxury SUV is so much cooler than its peers!
1. Broader gear ratio spread
Adding two extra gears to the 10L80 (gearbox’s name) has made it more flexible in terms of power and performance delivery! With the wheel size being increased to 7.3, operating the wheelcogs is now smoother and seamless.
2. A more efficient engine
Because of a greater overall gear ratio spread, the 10-box gear box has a lower top gear ratio numerically. This redesign calls for a lower engine speed when on the highway.
3. Better fuel economy
You would think that hoping for fuel efficiency from a gas guzzler like the Escalade is a wish in vain but with the improved engine efficiency and reduced engine speed, thanks to the 10-speed gearbox, the 10L80 boasts of lesser friction and better fuel economy!
4. Redesigned hydraulic pumps
The redesigned gear box has two pumps to amp up the hydraulic power needed to control the clutches. The pumps save the effort needed to pair and unpair the clutches leading to the following feature of the box.
5. Quicker and smoother shifts
Due to special pumps, the wheel cogs of the gearbox are a breeze! The previously mentioned low numerical top gear ratio allows the Escalade quicker and seamless shifts as the gear is always in action when the driver steps on the accelerator!
6. Fluid transmission
Another feature that reduces the internal friction and the burden on the hydraulic pump is the viscosity (fluid thickness) of the transmission fluid that is about 4.5 centistokes at the maximum.
7. Improved GM (General Motors) system
The basic hardware of the 10L80 is already cutting edge but combining it with GM’s software makes it even better! There is an electronic module that relays information to many interconnected networks via a system of GM’s advanced calibrations, software and algorithms.
One transmission and so many pros. So much thought has been put into this power-packed SUV when it comes to superior drivetrain technology and engineering. For more servings of Cadillac, check out the 2018 Cadillac XT5 that recently debuted in the UAE! Or this high-performance drivetrain, CT6 V-sport!
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