driving pleasure of your Land Rover with a sixth gear (overdrive)
for relaxed long distance cruising and increased fuel economy.
Auto Transmissions Ltd has recently
launched the first ever specifically designed overdrive for the
Land Rover Defender and Discovery.
The idea of an overdrive as an
extra gear is not new, but since the advent of five speed gearboxes
they have fallen out of fashion. We are overturning this thinking
by fitting an extra gear to a five speed box. giving a sixth
cruising gear and a splitter box for third and fourth.
The benefits of this are numerous:
Primarily a fuel saving of better than 15% will give a substantial
cash saving, making it possible to pay for an overdrive in less
than two years. The reduced
engine revs. mean the engine wears out more slowly. The reduced
engine noise means that the driver wears out more slowly, and
the electronic "Hot shift" push button operation makes
changing gear quick and srnooth.