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2020 GTI 6MT gear ratios 4th(1.09) vs 5th(1.10) gear difference

dev.null.vw

New member
Location
Texas, US
The 4th and 5th seems closer and I was expecting 5th to be overdrive. 4th looks taller than 5th. Why is it this way.

I there any point in using 5th? Should i just skip it and go from 4th to 6th?

Source for below table: https://www.cars.com/research/volkswagen-golf_gti/specs/

Transmission gear ratio (5th)1.10
Transmission gear ratio (6th).91
Transmission gear ratio (4th)1.09
Transmission gear ratio (2nd)2.09
Transmission gear ratio (3rd)1.47
Transmission gear ratio (1st)3.77
 

The Fed

Old Guys Rule
Location
Florida
Who even expresses gear ratios that way? It's impossible to tell the overall gear ratios. They need to show them including the final drive ratio of the differential.
 

NCM

Ready to race!
Location
Fort Wayne, IN, USA
Car(s)
2015 Golf R
Who even expresses gear ratios that way? It's impossible to tell the overall gear ratios. They need to show them including the final drive ratio of the differential.

One of those things that's precisely correct, yet completely useless.

I haven't looked recently, but VW used to publish both the gear ratios and the final drive ratios.
 
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