Dacia has released the first details on its first ever automatic transmission, the so-called Easy-R.

Judging by its name you might think it’s a rapper, but it is actually the first ever automatic transmission to be offered by the Romanian based automaker, Dacia. The gearbox will be debuting at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, in just a few days, and it has been developed after years of customer demands. This will be offered, at first at least, only with the TCe 90 engine and it will be found on the Logan, the Logan MCV, the Sandero and the Sandero Stepway.

The Easy-R automated manual gearbox has five speeds and it will come at an affordable price for the above mentioned models before the end of this year. The TCe 90 Easy-R will be eating approximately 4.9 liters of fuel every 100 km (57.5 mpg UK / 48 mpg US) and it will be emitting 109 g/km of CO2 on the Logan, Logan MCV and Sandero, while on the Sandero Stepway, the CO2 emissions will stand at 115 g/km. These figures are basically identical to the ones of the manual transmission.

Dacia says that the Easy-R gearbox has been fitted with the computer-controlled electromechanical actuators which are performing a surrogate role for the driver. This has two operational modes, Drive (automatic) and Manual (impulse shift), which are pretty obvious what they are doing. Additional details on the first ever automatic transmission offered by Dacia will be announced during the German automotive event.


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