PEUGEOT launches the new 8-speed EAT8 automatic transmission that will gradually equip cars with BlueHDi Diesel engines and PureTech petrol engines, starting with the new 308 GT.
The new automatic transmission EAT8 (Efficient Automatic Transmission 8) can reduce fuel consumption up to 7% compared to the EAT6 by:
The EAT8 provides true driving comfort in operation thanks to a more comfortable premium shifting of gears made possible by optimised exchanges of torque at the powertrain level (engine /gearbox) and the transition to eight speeds. The latter helps reduce the jump between gears at each gear shift. On a daily basis, the new EAT8 provides comfortable driving when departing from a parked position and for parking manoeuvres.
The new Shift and Park by Wire automatic gearbox control is easy to use and intuitive thanks to its effortless, ergonomically designed electrical controls. The steering-wheel paddles allow for manual gear changes without losing automatic functionality.
From a safety point of view, the park function is activated automatically as soon as the engine is turned off.
The control of the direction of progress us now automatic with the use of Park Assist or Adaptive Cruise Control with the Stop Function, all this without any action on the part of the driver.