Translation of downshift in Spanish:

downshift

Pronunciation: /ˈdaʊnʃɪft/

noun/nombre

(American English/inglés norteamericano)
  • 1 (change to lower gear) cambio (masculine) a una velocidad inferior
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    • Like the V8 it mates to a five-speed automatic with adaptive shift control and a manual mode that matches engine revs on downshifts.
    • Best of all, the engine revs joyously through downshifts, providing a great exhaust note while telling the world this isn't your average TT.
    • Unlike traditional transmissions, the 7-speed will skip up to three gear ratios if necessary during downshifts, providing quick, smooth acceleration.
  • 2 (reduction in tempo) ralentización (feminine)
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    • 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/verbo intransitivo

(American English/inglés norteamericano)
  • 1 (change to lower gear) cambiar a una velocidad inferior

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