Definition of drivetrain in English:



  • The system in a motor vehicle that connects the transmission to the drive axles.

    • ‘The advertised peak power is lower than a conventional drivetrain, yet it achieves the acceleration performance of a much more powerful system.’
    • ‘The compact dimensions of the system means minimum impact on interior space and the design of the drivetrain is surprisingly simple but highly efficient.’
    • ‘Many have drivetrains taken from sport sedans, with suspensions to match.’
    • ‘Keeping such a powerful motor, and indeed the rest of the drivetrain alive is a monumental task in itself.’
    • ‘I'm not that nuts about hybrids because, in essence, you need two drivetrains, not one.’