Seven-speed M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic.
The M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic is an innovation specially designed for BMW’s M high-revving engines. It comes with traction optimised automatic gear selection, Launch Control, Low Speed Assistance, as well as Auto Start-Stop and can be controlled either automatically or manually using the gearshift paddles on the steering wheel or the gear selector in the centre console.
The M double-clutch transmission makes it possible to change gears extremely quickly without an interruption in tractive force. This is due to two sub-transmissions, each with its own clutch, which continuously relay the power of the engine to the wheels by overlapping the clutches.
The gear change strategy is also optimised with the help of navigation data – the M double-clutch transmission downshifts proactively ahead of bends. The additional Launch Control function, which allows maximum acceleration from a standing start offers an extremely dynamic driving experience.
Regardless of whether the driver selects the automatic ("D" mode) or manual ("S" mode) mode, Drivelogic always offers three shifting options: extremely sporty, comfortable and efficient.