Originally Posted by Evlengr
Ok lets take this from another angle. Why not use a transmission that is known to perform well under most conditions to an unknown. Cost?
I don't know if the ZF 6HP19 was / is used in any x-drive car. The previous x-drive cars were 5 speeds.
It is possible the ZF gearbox is in someway unsuitable.
Or maybe Magna already had a customer for an Automatic Transfer Case and associated hardware for the GM unit. Magna provides 4WD engineering and parts for a lot of car companies. New Venture Gear is part of Magna Powertrain...
This is total speculation on my part. No hard facts.
The models and equipment (standard and optional) illustrated in this post reflect my misunderstanding of vehicles supplied by BMW AG to the German market. In other EU member states, the truthyness of my posts may vary. Please ignore this post. Subject to change.
Last edited by Andrew*Debbie; 02-15-2008 at 01:48 PM.