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Old 02-15-2009, 11:11 PM   #1
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Auotomatic transmission Picture

Umm, maybe i'm missing something, but does anyone know what the "M" stands for in this picture of the automatic shifter. i was expecting 'P, R, N, D, 1, 2, 3" ?


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Old 02-15-2009, 11:12 PM   #2
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Most likely to give full control to the paddle shifters
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Manual shift mode. There are shift levers on the wheel for up and dn.
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Old 02-15-2009, 11:15 PM   #4
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OOOh wow, lol just when i thought i knew everything about the new camaro.thnx guys so basically for gears 1-3 you shift up and down on the wheel ?
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Old 02-15-2009, 11:15 PM   #5
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Umm, maybe i'm missing something, but does anyone know what the "M" stands for in this picture of the automatic shifter. i was expecting 'P, R, N, D, 1, 2, 3" ?
Yes you are missing something. The automatic also lets you shift manually with paddle shifters, without the need of a clutch.
That's what the M is for
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Old 02-15-2009, 11:17 PM   #6
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OOOh wow, lol just when i thought i knew everything about the new camaro.thnx guys so basically for gears 1-3 you shift up and down on the wheel ?
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Yes you are missing something. The automatic also lets you shift manually with paddle shifters, without the need of a clutch.
That's what the M is for
Camarino, it will actually give you access to all 6 gears via the paddles like a manual without a clutch, just as Milk stated.

They will look something like this:
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Old 02-15-2009, 11:37 PM   #7
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that'll be cool, i guess that little button on the back of the steering wheel in front of the windshield wiper handle must be it.

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Old 02-15-2009, 11:40 PM   #8
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WOW btw now the word TAPSHIFT just popped back in my head from the brochures lol talk about connecting the dots thanks fr all the help guys
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Old 02-15-2009, 11:41 PM   #9
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that'll be cool, i guess that little button on the back of the steering wheel in front of the windshield wiper handle must be it.
That looks like it could be it.
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Old 02-15-2009, 11:48 PM   #10
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M means manual, and that's used for the tapshift
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Old 02-15-2009, 11:48 PM   #11
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yea it's gotta be. that'll definitely be fun!
you know what else i noticed they replaced the Torque gauge in the 4-pack with tranny temp. wtf? lol
here is a quote from AUTOMOBILE MAGAZINE i found after i saw the pic that made me laugh

"The optional four-instrument gauge cluster on the front of the console has been modified in the past few months, eliminating the torque readout shown in almost all official photography to date. The current gauges offer up oil pressure, oil temperature, electrical system voltage, and transmission temperature. (GM admits that the last one is kind of pointless in a car that will rarely, if ever, see a trailer hitch, but the cluster required four gauges for symmetry.)"

Here is the link if anyone wants to read the full wriet up on the tested V6 (FYI its multiple pages the quote is on page 4)

http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews.../interior.html
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You can't actually see the buttons from the front but you can see the little things that are the labels for them. Note the plus and minus sign on either side of the wheel.


You can see the actual button in this picture...


They are in a great location that doesn't get in the way at all but is still easily accessible and comfortable to use while driving and you don't have to go out of your way to use it.
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Old 02-15-2009, 11:50 PM   #13
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oh yea good call.

heres a close up
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...2&d=1222742891

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Old 02-15-2009, 11:54 PM   #14
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yea it's gotta be. that'll definitely be fun!
you know what else i noticed they replaced the Torque gauge in the 4-pack with tranny temp. wtf? lol
Yeah we were told this many moons ago. There's talk it was patent laws, but the official response is expense over value made it not worthwhile, or something to that effect.
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OH, that patent thing might make sense, i remember reading in an older issue of MOTORTREND in september about an 18 y.o. kid that was developing an on board torqe read out system.

http://www.motortrend.com/features/e...gue/index.html
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I knew it was going to be a automated manual but never knew where the buttons would be, as I would go with a stick anyways. Good info tho, even if I knew some of it already.
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OOOh wow, lol just when i thought i knew everything about the new camaro.thnx guys so basically for gears 1-3 you shift up and down on the wheel ?
you havent been on here long enough to know everything about the new camaro

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but basically, as already stated. you pop the stick to the "M" and from there you take control of the gears with the paddles.
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its interesting how its so low key (the padles) unlike other cars
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I knew it was going to be a automated manual but never knew where the buttons would be, as I would go with a stick anyways. Good info tho, even if I knew some of it already.
Whoaaaa...Lets not confuse this with an automated manual. It is not. Do not mistake this transmission with the likes of the BMW SMG unit or the dual-clutch tranny in the new GT-R. Those are true dual-clutch transmissions which are manual gearboxes that have the clutch activation and de-activation computer controlled. The Camaro has a real automatic transmission with a Torque Converter as a clutch. The automated manuals you refer to have actual clutches and pressure plates. There is a HUGE difference.
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Old 02-16-2009, 05:16 PM   #22
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First great pictures - I can't wait to use my paddle shifters.

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Will the car automatically upshift if the rpms move into redline with the car in M mode? How do the paddle shift work on similar cars (corvette, etc). I've heard that if you don't shift by a certain rpm (say redline), the car will automatically make the upshift. Is that true?

Or will the rpm hit the rev limiter and cause fuel cut off just as they would with the manual?
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Old 02-16-2009, 09:20 PM   #23
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yea good question, i'd also like 2 find out if you can go right from "M" to "D" like in a regular auto when you go from "3" to "D"

btw nice vette rmyers
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Yea you can go back in D while at speed if that was your question. (Assuming it works like the tap shift on my old 2000 GTS celica).
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Old 02-16-2009, 09:35 PM   #25
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yea it was lol thnx, i'm still a little confused though because in a normal manual car if you have to brake on the highway for slower traffic you brake the car and then clutch and start down shifting how would that work with this situation? would you just start downshifting right away or throw it in D maybe? can you downshift at a high speed likethat ? because in a normal manual you know if you're in like 4th or 5th gear and you take your foot off the clutch too quick the RPM is so high that the car gets bogged down. or what about braking hard in an emergency?, i ask only because i'm REALLY new to the whole TAPSHIFT thing im used to either manual OR automatic lol ,

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