The Spanish based automaker Seat has recently announced that the Mii is getting a new transmission, which means that the model will become more city friendly.

The smallest model in Seat’s lineup, the Mii, is being placed into the spotlights once more, this time by the car manufacturer, which is announcing that the model will get a new transmission. But this isn’t just any kind of transmission and, instead of the manually operated clutch, the Seat Mii’s automatic is using an electric motor which is liked to a pair of electromechanical actuators to change the gears. This system is more compact and lighter than the torque converter automatic.

Seat is saying that because there is not torque converter, the model in question isn’t crawling forward so a “Park” setting isn’t available, drivers only getting the “N” (Neutral), the “D” (Drive) and the “R” (Reverse). The Mii fitted with the automatic transmission is slower than the one with manual transmission and the 0 to 100 km/h acceleration (62 mph) now takes 13.9 seconds, compared to the 13.2 seconds for the manual version. Top speed remains at 170 km/h (106 mph). The average fuel consumption in the Mii Auto is 62.8 mpg (4.5l/100km) and the CO2 emissions stand at 105 g/km.


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