Eight-speed automatic transmission.
Supreme travelling comfort – eight times over: the especially fine spacing of gear ratios in the new eight-speed automatic transmission reduces fuel consumption significantly and at the same time enhances the gear-shifting dynamics. In the COMFORT+ driving mode, it changes gear with such silky smoothness that the transition is barely perceptible in the rear.
During comfort-oriented driving the new eight-speed automatic transmission impresses with harmonious power development, almost imperceptible gear changes and supremely smooth running. However, the light, friction-optimised transmission also supports a sporty driving style with improved shifting dynamics and significantly more spontaneous gear changes.
For efficiency, too, the eight-speed automatic transmission is an important driving force: with direct reductions in fuel consumption and emissions – and together with the option ECO PRO as the basic technology for the especially fuel-efficient coasting. The eight-speed automatic transmission is employed as a standard-feature in all BMW 7 Series models and combined with an Auto Start Stop function (not in the BMW 730i/Li and BMW 760i/Li). For more dynamics and ride comfort with reduced fuel consumption and fewer emissions.