Translation of downshift in Spanish:

downshift

Pronunciation /ˈdaʊnʃɪft//ˈdaʊnˌʃɪft/

noun

US

  • 1

    (change to lower gear)
    cambio a una velocidad inferior masculine
    • Even if it did produce lovely vroom-vroom noises on downshifts.
    • These gearboxes are a lot different, and I probably didn't do a complete downshift.
    • The peak torque of 200Nm occurs at 1500 rpm, and it will pull cleanly from 1200 rpm or so, whereas the PSA HDi unit would hunt and demand a downshift.
    • In tow haul mode it will even perform multiple downshifts for controlled deceleration, all of which tested well on the loaded trucks we tried.
    • Depending on the vibrational motion, it could be either an upshift or a downshift.
    • Best of all, the engine revs joyously through downshifts, providing a great exhaust note while telling the world this isn't your average TT.
    • In this mode, the vehicle senses when increased engine braking is required and automatically schedules a downshift.
    • They had recently taken some fuel out to reduce the two foot long gobs of flame exiting the exhausts on each downshift, introducing some kangaroo factor at pit exit speed.
    • Unlike traditional transmissions, the 7-speed will skip up to three gear ratios if necessary during downshifts, providing quick, smooth acceleration.
    • You can flick up and down the box with a flex of the fingers, the downshifts including a perfectly-timed throttle blip.
    • On the up shift, you lift (off the gas) and shift; on the downshift, you blip and shift.
    • For example, if the system detects a drop in vehicle speed prior to entering a turn or a lane change, up to two downshifts can occur to provide the driver with maximum engine response.
    • We tested it at VIR and, again it's so easy to shift, but I think that's part of the problem is that the thing is so easy to shift that maybe you're over-confident and you're not matching the revs on the downshift.
    • Like the V8 it mates to a five-speed automatic with adaptive shift control and a manual mode that matches engine revs on downshifts.
    • Although the motor blipped perfectly under load such as when doing a heel and toe downshift, blipping the throttle at idle often produced a big hole in response before the motor picked up.
    • This is a slightly detuned, more refined version of the 147/156 GTA motor, and its easy, creamy power delivery lets you amble at low speeds without demanding a downshift if the traffic suddenly vanishes.
    • Acceleration for this vehicle is found to be ample despite occasional transmission delays in full-throttle downshifts.
    • Perhaps an electronic ‘blip’ of the throttle on the downshift would have helped.
    • These changes mean downshifts and upshifts: If you have a loss of principles in practice, your society will decay.
    • We did a good job and the car worked well apart from a slight problem with the downshift, which cost me a little bit of time.
  • 2

    (reduction in tempo)
    ralentización feminine
    • But these downshifts do not bring you any closer to full-time Downers because they are voluntary moves that form a legitimate part of a self-chosen life project.
    • This goes back to careful thought around the future and what you hope to attain through the downshift.

intransitive verb

US

  • 1

    (change to lower gear)
    cambiar a una velocidad inferior
    • I let go of the pedal, and slowly began to downshift and tap the brake.
    • Taking on hairpin turns, drivers downshift from seventh gear to first within seconds, putting transmissions under strains that have spelled ruin for many a team's hopes for victory.
    • You're going to brake for Turn 10 just as the pavement changes (from asphalt to concrete at the start of the corner) and then downshift to second gear from fourth.
    • But a parts failure in the opening round caused his car to abruptly downshift from 2nd gear, giving way to Steve to score.
    • It also works for travelling down grades, holding a gear and/or downshifting when the brake is tapped.
    • She was coming off the track now, not bothering to downshift; he heard the gears whine into neutral, and recognized the sound of aging synchromesh.
    • In automatic mode it will sense via accelerometers when to retain a low gear and when to downshift.
    • He tries to downshift, but he's already in his 25.
    • The new SMG gearbox also offers safety benefits when downshifting on slippery surfaces.
    • But the S6 taught me new joys of turning in on the brakes and downshifting without moving my hands.
    • In tight corners you can downshift with just a quick blip of the throttle.
    • If Nash and Nowitzki excel when the Mavs are in high gear, then Finley works best when the team downshifts to second.
    • On 11, you have to brake hard and downshift all the way to first gear - it's a hairpin, right-hand turn.
    • For safety's sake it will downshift to first if you forget to do it before pulling away from rest.
    • Going downhill the Ford took a little more pressure on the brake pedal to downshift than did the Chevy with the Allison Automatic transmission.
    • She had nothing better to do, she thought as she downshifted and zipped around a little Toyota convertible.
    • There's still room for error when shifting gears, use them when they downshift - especially when coming into the pits-and when starting from complete stops.
    • I downshifted into first, and goosed the throttle.
    • Then, when you are out on a fast, open road you find the engine runs out of puff on hills so you have to downshift and rev it to oblivion.
    • ‘It's go time,’ I thought to myself, as I downshifted back down to fourth gear, matched my revs and punched the throttle.
  • 2

    (slow down)
    ralentizar
    • In China, virtually everything will turn on the ability of the central leadership to downshift the economy without stalling it, " he said.
    • On the whole, people go on holiday to downshift, to go back a few centuries and to get away from commerce and industry.
    • If growth downshifts to a 3-4% rate, will the job-killing recovery return?
    • ‘Everybody downshifts when things look to slow down or just look dodgy,’ she says.
    • Everyone has to add value, to move, to upsize or downshift.
    • Some decided to downshift and take cycling less seriously once they became pregnant and had their babies.