8-speed Steptronic transmission.
The 8-speed Steptronic transmission and the 8-speed Steptronic sport transmission enable much swifter gear shifts thanks to finely graduated gear ratios and short rev intervals. This ensures a combination of top-class comfort, lively dynamics and lower fuel consumption.
The 8-speed Steptronic transmission guarantees not only smoother gear changes and lower noise levels at high speeds – it also significantly reduces fuel consumption. The individual gears are more finely graduated and the transmission process is almost imperceptible. At the same time, the engine remains at the performance level that allows it to make optimum use of its power and efficiency. At high speeds, the additional gears reduce the revs, which leads to a reduction in both fuel consumption and engine noise.
The 8-speed Steptronic sport transmission adapts to your individual way of driving, ranging from relaxed coasting to an extremely dynamic motoring style. In addition to the automatic gear changes, you can switch to manual transmission at any time, where you shift gears using a shortened gear change lever or via two paddle switches on the Sport steering wheel. In the Sport mode, gear shifts are designed for high performance and optimised acceleration.
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.
Launch Control provides extra dynamics: this motor sport-inspired function controls the start-up revs and enables maximum acceleration from standstill.
With the 8-speed Steptronic sport transmission, you achieve the best-possible efficiency and, at the same time, enjoy unbeatable gear shifts.