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BMW developing adaptive 8-speed transmission that predicts curves, road conditions

by Damon Lavrinc (RSS feed) on Apr 6th, 2011 at 1:30PM

BMW Eight-Speed Adaptive Transmission – Click above for high-res image gallery BMW just wrapped up its annual Innovation Days here in Munich, and in addition to detailing its new modular engines (turbocharged three-, four- and six-cylinder powerplants), showing off a range of lightweight components and discussing the possibility of equipping a future EV with a range-extending engine, BMW revealed plans for a new adaptive transmission based on its current eight-speed gearbox. Utilizing GPS mapping, a wireless data connection, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), front and rear-mounted... Read More

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