Whereas, the B stands for Brake or engine braking.
When you are doing downhill, it is advised to shift the car in B mode.
It also prevents your car brakes from overworking since it takes a major load off of them by helping the car to reduce the speed with gear ratios.
What does the S mean on Honda Civic?
’02 EP37 points · 1 year ago · edited 1 year ago. On older CVT Hondas, S stands for Second per the owner’s manual: Selecting Second shifts the transmission into a lower range of ratios for better acceleration and increased engine braking.
What is S in CVT transmission?
A continuously variable transmission (CVT), also known as a shiftless transmission, single-speed transmission, stepless transmission, pulley transmission, or, in case of motorcycles, a ‘twist-and-go’, is an automatic transmission that can change seamlessly through a continuous range of effective gear ratios.
What is the meaning of B in automatic car?
The S (sport) slot is for a sportier response from the transmission, which simply means a more aggressive driving mode where the gearbox shifts up much higher in the rev range compared to when it is in D (drive). The B (brake) slot is for supplementary braking as assisted by the engine, what we call “engine braking”.
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