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Automatic transmission technology enhances the performance and efficiency of the new BMW 3 Series range of Saloons, Touring Estates and Gran Turismo Coupes. Describes as slick and responsive by many reviewers, the eight-speed automatic gearbox is an essential option for those drivers who value convenience and smoothness in their driving experience. Making full use of the latest electronic transmission technology, the BMW 3 Series automatic vehicles are able to deliver optimum performance in all driving conditions. The automated gear changes also effectively reduce the number of revs at high speeds, resulting in lower fuel consumption and more affordable running costs.
The 3 Series' automatic gearbox is designed to be as light and unobtrusive as possible. Indeed, the gear changes are barely noticeable in most cases. For example, the dual-clutch Steptronic system uses a combination of two clutches to prepare for gear changes in advance, making them smooth and effortless. The Steptronic transmission can also be used to transform an automatic gearbox into a manual, at the push of a button. For drivers who desire more control over their drive, while still wanting to enjoy the efficiency and convenience of an automatic at other times, this offers a great solution.
The auto gearbox is available as an optional alternative to the six-speed manual in the majority of 3 Series models, for around £1,600 extra. The economical and innovative ActiveHybrid models use a special hybrid-specific eight-speed automatic transmission, with extremely finely graduated gears and parallel hybrid architecture, which delivers maximum performance and up to 450Nm of torque.
For a sportier, more exciting option, BMW have created the Sport automatic transmission, with shorter shift times and faster acceleration. Drivers will also have the option of changing gear using the two paddle switches on the steering wheel, adding to the car’s sporty feeling. As you can see, there is a wide selection of convenient and dynamic versions available in the BMW 3 Series automatic range, and a great deal of enjoyment to be gained by choosing this option.
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