The next big question in the car tech world is which car equipment you can trust with your CVT.
We’ve written extensively about what the CVT certification process is and what it can do for you, and we wanted to give you an in-depth look at how it works and what to look out for when you buy a new vehicle.
But before we dive into the details, let’s take a look at the process and the certification requirements.
The Certified CVT vehicleThe term “CVT” is a bit of a misnomer.
A “CV” is the number of the car, not the manufacturer.
A car has a “CVt” number if it has a full-time or auxiliary powertrain (such as a transmission, engine, and so on) with at least 6 kW of electrical output (plus fuel cell).
CVTs can have a maximum output of up to 12 kW (or 14 kW with an auxiliary powerplant).
In other words, if you buy an E46 V6 wagon, you should expect to be able to get a CVT with an output of 12 kW.
The CVT, like the powertrain, is an integral part of the vehicle.
The V6 will also have a powertrain control unit (PCU) to assist in controlling the car’s engine and transmission.
CVTs are not considered powertrain components, but rather an integral component.
They are also certified to be a level 5 standard in the CVTC certification program.
For the purposes of this article, we’re going to use the term “CVDT” for the CVTS we’re talking about here.
CVT is a combination of a “standard” (6 kW) and “super-super” (12 kW) powertrain.
Super-super means it can deliver more than 12 kW, and a CVTS has a maximum rated output of 16 kW.
In addition to the standard CVT number, CVT vehicles also have the “Super-Super” certification number, which is different than the “standard CVT” number, but still means they can deliver 12 kW of super-super output.
If you want more information on the different CVT numbers, including the differences between the standard and super-standard numbers, click here to learn more.CVT certification standards for CVTs:Super-super certification:Super super is defined as a vehicle that has a total power output of at least 18 kW and a total torque of at or above 16.5 Nm (12.4 kW), which is equal to or greater than 12.5 times the car itself.
The super-Super certification number is the same as the standard number, plus an additional 3.5 kW.
That’s right, an extra three kW, to be exact.
Super Super certification is also a level 2 certification, meaning that it’s certified to perform at least a level 1 standard on the standard safety certification.
Super certification does not have to be the same level as the car that the certification is for.
For example, a “Super Super” CVT that can be built as a super-class E46, will not be certified to the same standard as a car built with a level 3 CVT or higher.
CVTC and CVT certified vehicles:There are two kinds of CVTs that are certified for a particular car: the CVTT certification and the CVTP certification.
A CVTT is a certification that includes all the standard features that a CVTT has to offer, but is also subject to a variety of requirements, such as a “tougher” or “high-performance” safety package, or a “vehicle-related” certification.
An example of this would be a car that has an optional safety package with automatic collision avoidance, or that is a “safety-conscious” car.
A super-certified CVT also has the same requirements, but also comes with a slightly different level of safety.
For more information, click on the link above to read our detailed explanation of how the various levels of CVT work together.CVTP certification:This certification is typically for a specific model of CVTT.
If a CVTP certifies a car for a certain model, that certification applies to all of the cars that make up the CVTD.
In other words: the super-tough CVTT that is certified in the Super Super level, for example, applies to cars that have a CVTD number of “8.”
The other two levels of certification are the “low-toughened” and “low performance” levels.
The “high performance” level applies to the cars with the “high level” of safety certification, and is the highest level of certification available.
CVTDs are usually the highest-performance cars that you can buy, and are often offered with a CVTC or CVTP designation.
CVTT vehicles include the following:A standard CVTT (