The BMW Steptronic Transmission—Best of Both Worlds
For drivers who are passionate about performance, there has long been a compromise when choosing between a manual and an automatic transmission. Sure, a manual gearbox offers more control under those conditions when you need it, but an automatic gives you the flexibility of letting the car decide the shift times when necessary—like during your morning commute.
But with BMW’s Steptronic automatic transmission, there’s no need to choose. That’s because this “manu-matic” gearbox offers the best of both worlds; a manual-shifting experience when you want it, and a multi-drive mode automatic when the situation calls for it.