What transmission does BMW use?

The BMW's Steptronic automatic transmission gives you options so that you don't have to choose between an automatic or manual transmission. The gearbox with the Steptronic gives you a choice between using a manual shift when you want to and changing over to the multi-drive mode automatic when you need it.
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Who makes BMW transmission?

If you weren't aware, BMW does not manufacture their transmissions. Instead, General Motors and ZF are the two major suppliers for automatic transmissions for BMW vehicles.
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Does BMW make their own transmission?

BMWMost of the European vehicle manufacturers make their own transmissions. The major exception is BMW, which sources many of its manual and all its DCTs transmissions from Getrag. Most of its automatic transmissions come from ZF. Aisin supplies transmissions for Mini and some front-wheel-drive BMWs.
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Does BMW use DSG?

Other manufacturers also offer DSG-style transmissions but many of them use different names. BMW uses them in some models, generally its high performance cars, where they're know as DCT, while Porsche uses the PDK acronym and in Fords they're know as Powershift gearboxes.
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Are BMW transmissions good?

Simply put, no. There is nothing to suggest that in general BMW automatics are any more or less reliable than their manual transmissions. Just looking at how many used BMWs are for sales with more than 200k miles suggests that major drivetrain problems are not common.
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What cars use ZF transmissions?

Manufacturers from Aston Martin, Chevrolet, Alfa Romeo, Dodge, Ford and BMW all rely on ZF transmissions to function. You would never think there was anything in common with a Ford F-150 and Rolls Royce – but they both often contain a ZF gearbox.
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Does BMW still use DCT?

BMW is ditching its dual-clutch transmissions across its line-up in favor of traditional torque-converter eight-speed automatic transmissions, reports BMW Blog. (Yes, even in the M cars.)
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Does BMW use DCT?

Fans of the DCT should take note that all that remains as the only car to use BMW's DCT is the BMW M2. From now on, all self-shifting transmission for the M Division will be in the form of traditional torque-converter automatics, whether it is the current ZF 8-speed or an updated unit.
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Is S tronic same as DSG?

What is S tronic? S Tronic is a dual clutch, direct-shift gearbox (DSG) that allows your Audi to combine and/or switch between automatic and manual transmission.
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Does BMW use GM transmissions?

The 5L40-E (and similar 5L50) are a series of automatic transmissions made by General Motors. Designed for longitudinal engine configurations, the series includes 5 forward gears and is used in the GM Sigma platform vehicles from Cadillac, the Pontiac Solstice, BMW, and Holden Commodore.
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Is BMW DCT reliable?

DCT is a very strong unit. It is rated for 9000rpm and 400lb-ft of torque. BUT strong doesn't mean reliable. At the end, it is more complicated than the MT, and more complicated means less reliable.
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Why did BMW stop using DCT?

The real reason is that the ZF eight-speed is more efficient and easier to calibrate for ultimate efficiency. And because efficiency is more important than almost all else in today's automotive climate, the DCT is a casualty of the times. There's also the fact that BMW M will soon be making a jump to electrification.
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How reliable are ZF transmissions?

As said above, the ZF 8-speed is an incredibly reliable transmission. In its nearly ten years of use, internal faults have been scarce, many of which have been user-related. If there is anything to look out for, it's the occasional fluid leak.
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Does Audi use ZF transmission?

Audi will widely use an eight-speed automatic transmission produced by ZF, instead of a six-speed unit on cars sold in the United States, according to AutoWeek.
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What is a Steptronic transmission?

The basic functions of the Steptronic transmission include a fully automatic drive mode, a manual/sport drive mode that allows for higher engine revving before shifts, and a manual shift mode that allows the driver to manually shift gears.
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Who makes BMW dual clutch transmission?

Getrag began production of DCTs in 2008 and has supplied manufacturers including BMW, Dacia, Dodge, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Ford, Mitsubishi, Renault, Smart and Volvo. The Getrag 7DCL750 is a 7-speed DCT which is designed for high-performance engines and has a torque rating of 750 N⋅m (553 lbf⋅ft).
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Is DSG and DCT same?

The Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) also termed as Direct-Shift Gearbox Transmission (DSG), is a widely popular transmission system in current mainstream cars.
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Is Steptronic DCT?

Steptronic is an auto trans (has a torque convertor, not a direct link) that you can control (like any auto trans, really). DSG/DCT is a manual trans where a computer manages the clutch "pedal" and throttle while you control the gears, but can also be used "automatically".
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How long do DCT transmissions last?

The dual-clutch system is a robust, smooth and efficient transmission. If used properly, it should last 10 years without a problem, even with hard driving.
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Is dual-clutch better than CVT?

Overall cost-benefit. Due to complex infrastructure and design, DCTs are usually costlier than CVTs, although it also depends on the car. Both transmissions are found in the higher variants of the vehicles. CVTs are relatively more reliable than DCTs in terms of fuel efficiency and durability.
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Is the ZF transmission dual-clutch?

The dual clutch transmission from ZF enables lightning-fast gear changes under load without interrupting the torque. It is thus ideally suited for vehicles with dynamic/sporty designs.
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Do BMW engines last?

Almost any BMW has the potential to run for up to 200,000 or even 250,000 miles with proper maintenance–and there are always going to be outliers that go further. Since every new BMW includes complimentary factory-recommended maintenance through BMW Ultimate Care, it's easy to start off on the right foot.
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How much does a new BMW transmission cost?

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The cost of a new BMW transmission could be over $3,500 depending on the vehicle, however, transmission services such as fluid changes and a transmission fluid flush are considerably less costly, in some cases costing less than $150.
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Are BMW engines reliable?

BMW has been known to making luxurious cars. You may be asking yourself if they are reliable, and the answer is yes, they are very reliable. They may be coming with very high price tags, but it is worth the price. They come with excellent and powerful engines that will see you attain the top speed when using them.
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