Only the rev counter will reveal how quickly and comfortably the 8-speed automatic transmission Steptronic in the BMW X1* changes gear. The additional gears reduce the rev interval of the engine between shifts making them barely perceptible. At high speeds the eighth gear reduces revs to increase comfort and lower fuel consumption. The system is also supported by the newly developed converter clutch – even if you use the electronic gearshift lever or the optional paddle switches on the steering wheel to change manually.
*available for the BMW X1 sDrive20i, xDrive20i and xDrive 28i