8-speed Steptronic transmission.
The most dynamic and comfortable way to save: the only 8-speed Steptronic transmission in the compact class not only ensures incredibly soft changes and reduces background noise at high speeds, but also significantly reduces fuel consumption.
Only the rev counter will reveal how swiftly and comfortably the 8-speed Steptronic transmission changes gear. The individual gears are finely graduated so that the change takes place with small rev intervals and the transmission process itself is barely perceptible. At the same time, the engine is always held at the performance level that allows it to make optimum use of its strength and efficiency.
At high speeds the engine revs drop due to the additional gears, thus decreasing fuel consumption and also engine noise. The system is assisted by the newly developed and more efficient converter clutch – even if you use the electronic gearshift lever to change gear manually.
Thanks to the 8-speed Steptronic transmission from BMW EfficientDynamics, it is now possible to actively boost performance in vehicles with the new Predictive Drive Train via the Driving Experience Control. In the "Sport" mode, the transmission management uses data from the navigation system to deliver a level of responsiveness that is even more dynamic and spontaneous based on route characteristics. As suggested by its name, the "Comfort" mode offers a comfort-oriented shift programme with fewer shifts.