Eight-speed automatic transmission Steptronic.
The most dynamic and comfortable way to save: the eight-speed automatic transmission Steptronic not only ensures incredibly soft changes and reduces background noise at high speeds, but also significantly reduces fuel consumption and includes the Auto Start Stop function.
Only the rev counter will reveal how swiftly and comfortably the eight-speed automatic transmission Steptronic in the BMW X1* 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 when you're in the manual gearshift mode.
*Not available for BMW X1 sDrive18i