Definition of power train in English:

power train


  • 1The mechanism that transmits the drive from the engine of a vehicle to its axle.

    • ‘For versatility and performance it has two power trains and electronically controlled All Wheel Drive system.’
    • ‘By marrying an electric motor with a conventional power train, hybrids save money at the pump, reduce consumption of foreign oil, cut tailpipe emissions, and maybe even give the car's performance an extra kick.’
    • ‘Outfitted with a fully electric power train, most of the car - everything but its prime mover - looks like a giant electrical appliance.’
    • ‘Despite its opulent equipment, enormous luxuriously appointed interiors, terrific power trains, and strong build, it lost out on a price tag too few people could aspire to in Ireland.’
    • ‘This trend is driven by the needs of the automotive manufacturers to substantially reduce weight of the power train and chassis components.’
    • ‘Two or three times a year we should introduce a limited version with a unique color, a different look and new power train, and do it in a region so you can get some marketing behind it.’
    • ‘While the 1.3-litre micro range holds the majority of sales, demand has developed for micro cars with a slightly larger power train.’
    • ‘One of the most difficult manufacturing issues to overcome was how to install power trains for both front and rear-wheel drive Transits on a common production line.’
    • ‘These include models of automobile braking and electrical circuits, operation of the power train and various fuel injection techniques.’
    • ‘This oil analysis will provide clues to any deteriorating engine, power train or hydraulic conditions.’
    • ‘If you add a power train or a turbo boost, you've automatically improved it.’
    • ‘Do things that force them to shake off their old image of us; give them pause to consider that we've changed in every way - from our power train to our interior ergonomics.’
    • ‘It's the most promising technology for future cars' power trains.’
    • ‘‘The other major efficiency change with the machine is that we've gone to an electronic power train,’ he continues.’
    • ‘Unfortunately this new power train did not fit within the confines of the chassis and it was obvious a major re-think was required.’
    • ‘You want this in hydraulic systems and in transmissions, axles, and other elements of the power train.’
    • ‘Its instruments can be found throughout an automobile's power train and chassis, even measuring the weight of a passenger so that air bags inflate properly.’
    • ‘These companies have to look 25 years ahead, because that's how long it takes to get new models and new power trains from development stage to the showroom.’
    1. 1.1 The power train mechanism, the engine, and the axle considered collectively.