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The M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic. Description in Brief.

  • The world’s first Double Clutch Gearbox conceived and developed for a high-speed power unit; gearshift without interruption of power and traction; gearshift management with M-specific configuration; seven gears for optimum gear increments ensuring particularly dynamic acceleration; simultaneous debut in the BMW M3 Coupé, BMW M3 Saloon, and BMW M3 Convertible.

  • Drivelogic with eleven electronically controlled driving programs in M-specific set-up; five shift programs in the automatic mode, six shift programs in the manual mode including Launch Control for maximum acceleration from a standstill; efficiency-enhancing transmission control in the automatic mode; sequential gear selection in the manual mode.

  • Fourth, consistently enhanced generation of the automated manual gearbox in M-specific configuration; further enhancement of the car’s dynamic driving characteristics and the motorsport-oriented driving experience; manual gear selection by sports selector lever or via paddles on the steering wheel; both control elements in M-specific configuration and set-up; Shift Lights.

  • Perfect interaction of the M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic and the V8 power unit in the new BMW M3; measurable and tangible improvement of acceleration; optional sporting downshift performance with int-between gas.

  • Elaborate cooling of transmission fluid as the prerequisite for absolute reliability and endurance of the Double Clutch Gearbox with Drivelogic even on the race track, when subject to extreme loads and high outside temperatures.

  • Optimised comfort in driving manoeuvres at very low speed ensured by Low Speed Assistant; automatic activation of parking lock after switching off the engine.

  • Further reduction of fuel consumption and emissions compared with manual gearshift and a conventional converter-type automatic transmission.

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