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BMW transmissions 8-speed automatic transmissions

Not to be out done In the struggle to get to the top, BMWs new transmission is one of the details to be the subject of one of the most intense competitive subjects in luxury car-making industry. When Mercedes-Benz came out with a 7-speed automatic gearbox, Lexus, together with Audi, BMW and Hyundai, promptly reacted with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

BMW 8 speed automatic transmission

BMW 8 speed automatic transmission

These gearboxes are crammed with the latest technology and can either generate lightning fast upshifts and downshifts or provide occupants with seamless, subtle gear changes. Although the most current front replaces the conventional torque converter with a set of clutches that causes gearshifts from one to the next in speeds much less than a second.

These dual-clutch systems, though they are terrific performance equipment, are quite expensive and more complicated than their more conventional counterpart. It is not wonder, therefore, to know that the popular Bavarian carmaker is holding on to the tried and tested automatic gearbox in its high selling models.

So maybe most of us will never experience performance from a car with an 8 speed transmission setup. It is amazing at how many speeds can be fitted ina gearbox or transmission case. When I entered the field in the mid 70’s, we had 2 sped and 3 speed automatic transmissions only. The 4 speed overdrives that were the hot item in the eighty’s and nineties hwve become five and six speed transmissions.

Will it end, who knows? GotTransmissions.com has every current automatic transmission for sale. We can locate the one you need in a short time for a great price and with a convincing warranty. Call us at 866-320-1182 for answers to the confusing questions you may have about automatic transmissions and which one fits your car. Read our transmissions blog for more usable information.

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