2008 BMW 7-Speed M-Double Clutch Transmission review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 21 June 2008 , 09:06:20 byVeronica

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BMW 7-Speed M-Double Clutch Transmission

German carmaker BMW is the first company to offer a 7-speed double clutch gearbox specially conceived and designed for high-speed power unit. This new gearbox ensures an optimum gearshift and even more dynamic acceleration and at the same time reduces fuel consumption by a significant margin. The new transmission with Drivelogic shifts gears without interruption in the flow of power, thus promoting both the sports driving experience and gearshift comfort for the driver. Maintaining a permanent flow of power from the engine, reducing gear increments to a minimum and using dynamic torque surge when shifting gears, the M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic ensures a truly sporting experience at all times when shifting gears, whether in the automatic or manual mode. A lot like the Sequential M Gearbox featured so far, the new transmission fulfils all the specific requirements coming from motorsport in the transmission of supreme engine power to the drive wheels and offers unique control and gearshift technology all enhanced to an unprecedented standard. Moving over to production cars, the problem so far was that the gearshift comfort required in everyday use could only be achieved in combination with far less powerful engines and with far less torque. The M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic is indeed the first power transmission of its kind the world over conceived and designed for engine speeds of up to 9.000 rpm. The transmission with Drivelogic combines two gearbox components in one common housing with the same compact dimensions as a conventional manual gearbox. To provide an even more sporting driving impression and to further improve the acceleration of the car, the M double-clutch increases torque and pulling power to an even higher standard when shifting gears by means of the appropriately configured Drivelogic programs. The carmaker is proud to present their new achievement when it comes to technology.