American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An automotive part that combines the transmission and the differential and is used on vehicles with front-wheel drive.
- Blend of transmission and axle (Wiktionary)
- trans(mission) + axle. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The seven-speed rear-mounted transaxle is connected to the engine, as is the fashion these days, by a rigid torque tube containing a carbon fiber drive shaft.”
“Either way, fronting the six is a 2-speed Powerglide transaxle, which is actuated by a delicate dash-mounted lever.”
“• Powertrain: Turbocharged and intercooled direct-injected 3.8-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 with variable timing on the inlet side; six-speed dual-clutch automated manual rear transaxle; all-wheel drive with rear mechanical limited-slip differential.”
“The twist runs through a carbon-composite main shaft to a rear transaxle that integrates transmission, differential and AWD transfer case.”
“The lay shaft rattles in the dual-clutch rear transaxle.”
“Both will be mated to a six-speed automatic transaxle.”
“Powertrain: Naturally aspirated, direct-injection 6.3-liter, 48-valve DOHC V12 with variable valve timing, induction geometry and exhaust; seven-speed dual-clutch rear transaxle with two-speed multiclutch front power transfer unit; all-wheel drive.”
“The rear transaxle consists of a seven-speed, dual-clutch sequential gearbox—no standard gearbox is available—abetted with Ferrari's E-Diff, the company's torque-vectoring system that channels twist to the outside rear wheel in corners to help pivot the car.”
“Up to 20% of engine torque can be channeled through the PTU, which like the rear transaxle provides side-to-side torque vectoring to help the car maintain the desired line.”
“Ford plans to relocate battery assembly work from Mexico to its Rawsonville, Michigan plant, and electric-drive transaxle production from Japan to its Van Dyke plant, resulting in 170 manufacturing jobs in Michigan.”
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