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intr.v. up·shift·ed, up·shift·ing, up·shifts
To shift a motor vehicle into a higher gear.

up′shift′ n.


vb (tr)
(of vehicles) to move up a gear


to shift (an automotive transmission or vehicle) into a higher gear.
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With 10 gears at your own disposal, upshifting and downshifting are made quicker apart from the wider ratio-span for enhanced acceleration.
Currently ALPHA only utilizes this fast path torque for transmission upshifting and torque converter lockup.
Studying the effect of the frequency upshifting on the performance of various noise reduction methods is important since all cochlear implant users are affected by the spectral shift.
If the vehicle is upshifting, the front solenoid signal turns off within the up-shift duration resulting in the HCU turning off the engine brake by turning off the signal to solenoid 5, and opens the butterfly valve in the EGR system.
In some cases, as with upshifting phosphors, they will use readers or label pens to confirm authenticity, or similar instruments.
While upshifting motor speed drops down, whereas while downshifting the motor speed shoots up due to change in gear ratios.
The problems reportedly include jerks during gearshifts, slow gear changes, engine occasionally revving to 4,000 rpm before shifting and a sudden drop in engine speed, while upshifting from fourth to fifth gear.
Despite the seemingly pedestrian numbers, the Polo has great acceleration pace even on Drive mode, upshifting at about 1,500rpm but can be overridden at any time by the driver.
In sport mode, the shifts are more prominent and the system holds a gear for a longer duration before upshifting.
A brief and exactly defined retardation of ignition and injection during upshifting at full load additionally provides for shorter shift times here.
The addition of three more gear ratios in the proven ZF eight-speed automatic transmission help to reduce the gaps normally associated with upshifting and downshifting.
Touching the flappy paddles overrides the automatic mode and it's up to you to make the call on when to change gears, upshifting with your finger and downshifting with your thumb.