Honda Concerto Gearbox

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Concerto Gearboxes

Concertos’ drove two types of gearboxes at 4 speed automatic and a 5 speed manual gearbox.

A Concerto automatic gearboxes (often informally shortened to auto, and abbreviated to AT) is a motor vehicle gearbox that can automatically change gear ratios as the vehicle moves, freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually.

Most Concerto automatic gearboxes have a defined set of gear ranges; often with a parking pawl feature that locks the output shaft of the gearbox. Continuously variable gearboxes (CVTs), which are very different from conventional automatic gearboxes, can change their ‘ratios’ over a wider ‘stepless’ range, rather than between a set of fixed gear ratios. CVTs have been used for decades in two-wheeled scooters, but have only seen use in a few automobile models.

With Concertos’, in order to select the gearbox operating ‘mode’, the driver moves a selection lever located either on the steering column or on the floor next to him/her. In order to select modes, or to manually select specific gear ratios, the driver must push a button in (called the shift lock button) or pull the handle (only on column mounted shifters) out. Some vehicles position selector buttons for each mode on the cockpit instead, freeing up space on the central console. Vehicles conforming to the Government standards must have the modes ordered P-R-N-D-L (left to right, top to bottom, or clockwise). Prior to this, quadrant-selected automatic gearboxes often utilized a P-N-D-L-R layout, or similar. Such a pattern led to a number of deaths and injuries owing to unintentional gear selection, as well as the danger of having a selector (when worn) jump into Reverse from Low gear during engine braking manoeuvres. Automatic gearboxes have various modes depending on the model and make of the gearbox.

A Concerto manual gearboxes, also known as a manual gearbox or standard gearbox (informally, a “manual”, “stick shift”, “straight shift”, or “straight drive”) is a type of gearbox used in motor vehicle applications. It generally uses a driver-operated clutch, typically operated by a pedal or lever, for regulating torque transfer from the internal combustion engine to the gearbox, and a gear-shift, either operated by hand (as in a car) or by foot (as on a motorcycle). Other types of gearbox in mainstream automotive use are the automatic gearbox, semi-automatic gearbox, and the continuously variable gearbox (CVT).


Concerto manual gearboxes often feature a driver-operated clutch and a movable gear selector. Most automobile manual gearboxes allow the driver to select any forward gear ratio (“gear”) at any time. This type of gearbox is sometimes called a sequential manual gearbox. Sequential gearboxes are commonly used in auto racing for their ability to make quick shifts.

Concerto manual gearboxes are characterized by gear ratios that are selectable by locking selected gear pairs to the output shaft inside the gearbox. Conversely, most automatic gearboxes feature epicyclic (planetary) gearing controlled by brake bands and/or clutch packs to select gear ratio. Concerto automatic gearboxes that allow the driver to manually select the current gear are called Manumatics. A manual-style gearbox operated by computer is often called an automated gearbox rather than an automatic.

Concerto automobile manual gearboxes typically use 4 to 5 forward gears and one reverse gear, although automobile manual gearboxes have been built with as few as two and as many as eight gears. Some manuals are referred to by the number of forward gears they offer (e.g., 5-speed) as a way of distinguishing between automatic or other available manual gearboxes. Similarly, a 5-speed automatic gearbox is referred to as a “5-speed automatic”.

Comparison of Concerto manual and Concerto automatic gearboxes

Concerto manual gearboxes generally offer better fuel economy than automatic torque converter gearboxes; however the disparity has been somewhat offset with the introduction of locking torque converters on automatic gearboxes. Increased fuel economy with a properly operated manual gearbox vehicle versus an equivalent automatic gearbox vehicle can range from 5% to about 15% depending on driving conditions and style of driving. Manual gearboxes do not require active cooling and generally weigh less than comparable automatics. The manual gearbox couples the engine to the gearbox with a rigid clutch instead of a torque converter which slips by nature. Manual gearboxes also lack the parasitic power consumption of the automatic gearbox’s hydraulic pump.

Concerto manual gearboxes also generally offer a higher selection of gear ratios. Many vehicles offer a 5-speed or 6-speed manual, whereas the Concerto automatic option would be a 4-speed all the way up to (more recently) an 8-speed. The higher selection of gears allowed for more uses of the engine’s power band, allowing for higher fuel economy and power output. This is generally due to the space available inside of a manual gearbox versus an automatic since the latter requires extra components for self-shifting, such as torque converters and pumps.

Concerto manual gearboxes are more efficient than conventional automatics and belt-driven continuously-variable gearboxes. The driver has more direct control over the car with a manual than with an automatic, which can be employed by an experienced, knowledgeable driver who knows the correct procedure for executing a driving manoeuvre, and wants the vehicle to realize his or her intentions exactly and instantly. When starting forward, for example, the driver can control how much torque goes to the tires, which is useful on slippery surfaces such as ice, snow or mud. This can be done with clutch finesse, or by starting in second gear instead of first. An engine coupled with a manual gearbox can often be started by the method of push starting. This is particularly useful if the starter is inoperable or defunct. Likewise, a vehicle with a manual gearbox and no clutch/starter interlock switch can be moved, if necessary, by putting it in gear and cranking the starter. This is useful when the vehicle will not start, but must be immediately moved e.g. off the road in the event of a breakdown, if the vehicle has stalled on a railway crossing, or in extreme off-road cases such as an engine that has stalled in deep water.

Currently only fully manual gearboxes allow the driver to fully exploit the engine power at low to medium engine speeds. This is due to the fact that even automatic gearboxes which provide some manual mode (e.g. tiptronic or DSG), use a throttle kick down switch, which forces a downshift on full throttle and causes the gearbox to ignore a user command to up shift on full throttle. This is especially notable on uphill roads; where cars with automatic gearbox need to slow down to avoid downshifts, whereas cars with manual gearbox and identical or lower engine power are still able to maintain their speed.

In contrast to most manual gearboxes, most automatic gearboxes have a free-wheel-clutch. This means that the engine does not slow down the car when the driver steps off the throttle. This leads to more usage of the brakes in cars with automatic gearboxes.

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